Okay, I know that everyone is getting PUMPED for Orange. Right now people are on their way, heading to Atlanta in droves. So much hype! So much excitement. WAIT. STOP.

Slow down just for a second. You need to read this. There are two things you need to know right now, so go ahead and tattoo it to your brain.

Orange Leaders Lounge. You’ve probably heard about it already. Don’t let these three little words become white noise… something familiar. Orange Leaders Lounge.  Say it with me. Orange Leaders Lounge. Don’t just come up to check it out. Come up and hang out. I promise you, it’s going to be better than browsing the resource tables. Don’t be shy, introduce yourself to someone and strike up a conversation. If I see you, I’ll do my best to strike up a conversation with you to take off the pressure. Let’s learn from each other and engage in ministry stories and ideas. That’s the the lounge is about. If you come to the Orange Conference this year and don’t connect with some people in the lounge, you’re going to go home having missed out on a pretty big piece of Orange.

Tweet Up. You’re going to be so stoked after the opening session on Wednesday night. You’re here. It’s happening, You’re going to feel a little crazy. However, you’ve probably been traveling. You’re starting to feel a little tired. You’re thinking about going back to the hotel so you can get some sleep. Don’t do it. I know, it’s tempting, but don’t do it. Come to the Tweet Up. It’s from 10:00-11:30. Get some chocolate or some coffee. Hang out with some killer leaders in family ministry. It’s a chance to connect and grow. Yeah, it’s a tweet up which means it’s for people who twitter, but seriously, we can probably work something out if you’re not into the twitter thing. Just come. You need to be there. Just come.

Okay, that’s it. You can go back to what you were doing previously. 🙂