The Orange Conference ’17 Recap

Whoa! I’m still in recovery mode from Orange ’17 as it was an amazing 3 days. This year it seemed like every session I went to was flat out amazing where I learned a ton.

So, as I process still, here are some blog posts of the sessions I went to as well as some others from around Orange. Also, here are some quotes that I heard that stood out to me:

YM Sidekick Orange Blog Posts

Other Orange Blogs:


  • “Mr. Rodgers didn’t qualify who gets to be his neighbor. Jesus didn’t qualify who could be his neighbor” – Jon Acuff
  • “Parenting is one of the loneliest jobs in the parent. If we are for our neighbors we never let parents parent alone.” – Carlos Whittaker
  • “Sometimes it takes a party A party is any effort to celebrate to serve and enjoy each other in a way that adds value to life.” – Reggie Joiner
  • “Where were you when I was 12?” – A Brothel Madam asked this to Danielle Strickland when she was telling Danielle her story.
  • “The reason why we should be generous is because it helps people” – Andy Stanley
  • “If our church went out of business, would the community even notice?” – Jeff Henderson
  • “How do we become the best church FOR the neighborhood?” – Kara Powell
  • “If you hold a grudge long enough that grudge will start holding you” – Jud Wilhite
  • “Don’t be right. Be Jesus.” – Bob Goff
  • “If Jesus did it…we should do it…if we don’t do it…the ones who follow us won’t do it” – Doug Fields

What about you? What stood out to you from the Orange Conference? Share them and your experiences below or on social media use my twitter handle @tapounder when you share. 

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

One thought on “The Orange Conference ’17 Recap

  • October 4, 2017 at 9:25 am

    A little late to the party, but still wanted to say thank you for the inclusion!


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