The “One thing” from Orange Conference

The Orange Conference ’18 came and is now gone. The theme was “One Voice” as they talked about how we can work together for the greater good. In fact so much life change can happen when we work together.

As great as the conference was, the real work begins. It is what you take away from the conference now and apply to your ministry that makes the greatest impact.

In this episode I ask a few participants of the conference what is 1 thing they learned from the conference. It isn’t the only thing they learned or even the “best” thing. It is just one thing they want to take home with them. Here are their responses and the ultimate challenge for us all now that the conference is over.


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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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