On Wednesday night after the opening session of the Orange Conference, ministry leaders were in full force at the official Orange Tweet up at Coffee Perks in Duluth, GA. There were easily 50 people crowded into the quaint little coffee shop/cafe. Everyone got free coffee (or smoothie for non coffee drinkers like me)! Yum!

There was no structure or order to things, just two hours of mingling and getting to know each other. I got to meet a lot of people I’d been looking forward to connecting with. Some who’ve left comments on my blog for years yet we’ve never met as well as people with blogs I read on a regular basis. I found myself jumping from table to table, diving into conversations about ministry, a little bit of technology and whatever was going on in life.

Eventually we were kicked out of the coffee shop and a few remaining stragglers hung out another 20-30 minutes at the tables on the sidewalk. This is some of my favorite parts of Orange. It was so encouraging to see so many people come out, especially at this hour. I’d love to see it grow even more next year, or multiply. If you missed out this year, make sure you take the time to participate next year. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks so much to Bree and the reThink team that put this together! Great Job!