Thursday, September 09, 2010


May 24th.... that is the date of my last blog post.   maybe I need to make a goal of the number of post before the end of the year.   Basically for me life gets busy, and I fail to keep this blog updated.   Ok how about a goal of 12 posts before the end of the year?  That's about one per week.

Maybe if I can get that far, someone besides me will actually start subscribing and reading my blog. 

Thursday, March 04, 2010

My first (and last) two posts of 2010 were about the book "Think Orange".  Back in January, orange leaders around the US took a week and blogged about Orange.  This morning I stumbled onto one of those bloggers at   I found his blog by Googling "Elevate Community".   He has some great posts about the Orange concept and even has a promo for the Family Experience at his church.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Think Orange - 5 "Principles"

So the book "Think Orange", written by Reggie Joiner,  is about thinking about how church is done in a different way.  That probably doesn't do it justice.   Let me break it out into the principles mentioned on page 82:

1. Nothing is more important than someone's relationship with God/
2. No one has more potential to influence a child's relationship with God than a parent.
3. No one has more potential to influence the parent than the church.
4. The church's potential to influence a child dramatically increases when it partners with a parent.
5. The parent's potential to influence a child dramatically increases when it partners with the church.

That's a tidbit to get me started.     One thing to keep in mind, thinking orange isn't children's ministry or youth ministry, it's breaking down the silo's and helping a parent look at a child with the end in mind.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thinking Orange

So I'm a slow reader.  Mostly because I have a hard time blocking the noise that is a family with 3 little girls.   Anyhow, I'm reading a book called "Think Orange" by Reggie Joiner.   It presents kind of a whole new way of thinking about the church.  I've got to go now (re: the 3 little girls).  In the very near future, I'll post more about the Orange concept.