These are my notes from session three of the pre-conference at the 2011 Orange Conference.  The presenter was Jeffrey Reed.

Jeffrey’s actual notes are available on his site, Jeffreyreed.org. Choose Ministry/leadership/orange notes

Ten things that are hard to do in a big church

  1. Learn all of the kids name in one week
  2. Encourage your entire nursery team by taking her to lunch
  3. Write all of your volunteers cards
  4. Call every guest until he returns
  5. Have large group worship and small group fellowship at the same time
  6. Decorate rooms from floor to ceiling
  7. Sing, teach, or do a sketch without a sound system
  8. Play twister (with everyone)
  9. Meet every parent
  10. Communicate and implement mission, vision, and strategy quickly with all of your core leaders and almost every person in the church

The orange strategy must continually be developed in two places, the church and the home

This is much easier in a small church and lays the foundation s the church grows

10 Steps to Become Orange

  1. Initiate
    1. Church structure
    2. Understanding
    3. Agreement
  2. Gauge what you have
    1. Resources
    2. Giftedness
    3. Environments
  3. Gather
    1. Resources
    2. Giftedness
    3. Environments
  4. Communicate (before)
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
  5. Love
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
  6. Communicate (during)
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
  7. Adjust (this takes humility)
    1. Resources
    2. Giftedness
    3. Environment
  8. You’ve just communicated that this is what God wants to do in your church, but now you are changing things.  Takes humility but might be necessary

  9. Love
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
  10. Train yourself out of a job.

  11. Communicate (after)
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
  12. The key to implementing Orange is communication

  13. Utilize
    1. Children/students
    2. Parents
    3. Leaders
    4. Resources
    5. Giftedness
    6. Environment
  14. Repeat as needed

Vision will outlive the people from whom it is revealed.

People don’t follow people. People follow vision.