Last week it was my privilege to take my staff to Orange. Perhaps you saw them.


Last year I attended Orange just a few days before coming on staff at Gateway. It was very hard to not want to just jump in and making 101 changes right away. Instead, I changed the few things that I could and waited for the right time. In September I had a few of my staff watch “The Essence of Orange.” Leading up to Orange, we were all discussing how this would work in our church. Now that Orange is over, we’re talking less about “if” and “how” and more about “when.”

I’m very proud of my team. We’ve undergone many changes this year. The team has changed a lot in the last 12 months. We’re serving more children and we have a stronger volunteer base. I’m excited to walk into this next season of equipping families with these people. GO TEAM!