The Orange Conference ’18 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

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Quotes (just some of the many great things said):

  • “We is greater than I.” – Doug Fields
  • “When kids need help they don’t turn to an organization they turn to someone.” – Josh Shipp
  • “Truth is real but it is not the same as perspective.” – Kristen Ivy
  • “If we are not giving them Jesus they have no foundation at all.” – Jen Hatmaker
  • “Instead of focusing on numbers, what if we focused on actual names of actual people.” – Kara Powell
  • We can’t outdo as leaders, what parents are doing at home. That’s why it’s so important when we realize we are better together.” – Kara Powell
  • “The power is keeping my eyes on Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of life and He leads us through the valley.” – Louie Giglio
  • “The found person has an anchor for their storm.Following Jesus doesn’t mean you don’t have storms. It just means you have an anchor in the storm.” – Ryan Leak
  • “Everybody needs a few people they can open up to and be vulnerable with.” – Dr. John Townsend
  • “Preachers inform. Mentors transform. Sponsors platform.” – Sam Collier
  • “This can’t be won on social media, it has to be won in relationships.” – Reggie Joiner
  • “A parent is not the only influence a child needs.” – Reggie Joiner

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).

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