First of all, hi to everyone home at Connexus! Miss you guys (not to mention missing my kids!). You’ve heard us talk a lot about Orange. I imagine people wonder: why would almost 4000 people leave home to attend a conference in Atlanta? Just to get inspired? Nope. It’s way bigger than that.
Orange is about helping church leaders to work together with parents to raise our kids morally and spiritually. I also think it’s a huge front door that God is opening into communities world wide. Think about it: the average parent who doesn’t go to church rarely lies awake at night wondering what a lead pastor is going to speak about next, but the average parent who doesn’t go to church lies awake at night wondering whether their kids are going to be okay. If we come alongside parents and simply say "we care about the same things you do", it opens conversations that might never happen otherwise.
It’s what makes me so thrilled to be part of Connexus at home, and so excited to see thousands of church leaders catch a vision for what could be as we partner with parents to help their kids become everything God dreams of us being.
This is more than a conference…it feels much more like a movement.
Orangeologists…what potential do you see?