In case you haven’t heard, the 2009 Orange Conference will have a bloggers lounge. I’m lucky enough to have been invited to be a part of the Orange 09 blogging team. However, the bloggers lounge isn’t just for bloggers, but a place people to connect. Each blogger has his or own “network” of readers and contributers the bloggers lounge is simply a place for bloggers and readers to connect. Oh, and there will be all kinds of blogger to blogger networking going on. Expect to see a surge of video, live blogging and normal posts coming out of Orange. I expect that there will be amazing coverage spewed out on the web next week.
Chances are that you are either following a number of blogs out there on the inter-web OR you’ve at least checked into a few of them from time to time while doing a search online. And you’ve probably found some pretty helpful information or ideas while reading. To try and help you guys network at Orange 2009, we are assembling nearly 20 of the more well-known bloggers in childrens ministry and student ministry to get together and meet with you guys on site at the event.
These guys have built in networks, and your participation is only a click away. Be sure to stop by the second floor of the Arena while you’re at Orange to shake a hand, put a face with a name, or ask your questions. They’ll be hosting brown bag lunches on Thursday and Friday to cover specific topics related to social media and networking…just another free perk of joining us at Orange 2009.
Oh, and did we mention that there will be free online access and coffee in the bloggers lounge?
Carlos Whittaker â€“ Production Director, Buckhead Church, GA
Jon Acuff â€“ Creative Writer, GA
Blog: stuffchristianslike.net, prodigaljohn.com, 97secondswithGodcom
Ben Arment â€“ Director, Catalyst West Coast, GA
Brad Lomenick â€“ Executive Director, Catalyst, GA
JC Thompson â€“ Elem. Production Director, Brookwood Church, SC
Kenny Conley â€“ Next Generation Pastor, Gateway Church, TX
Matt Mckee â€“ Pastor of Students and Children, Horizon Community Church, OH
Jonathan Cliff â€“ Childrenâ€™s Pastor, Trinity Church, TX
Sam Luce â€“ Childrenâ€™s Ministry Director Mt. Zion Ministries Church, NY
Gina McLain â€“ LifeKids Pastor, LifeChurch.tv, OK
Chad Swanzy â€“ Student Ministried Pastor, Gateway Church, TX
Rick Smith â€“ Youth Speaker, Seminary Student, TX
Anna Meadows â€“ Associate Youth Pastor, LifeChurch.tv, OK
Chris Szulwach – Student Pastor at Liverpool Community Church, Liverpool, NY
Blog: Coffee with Chris
John Saddington â€“ Creative Web Director, North Point Ministries, GA
Blog: human3rror.com, churchcrunch.com
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Love it man can’t wait to connect with everyone at Orange. See you there!!!
PS I won’t have white pants on 😉
I’m excited to be able to meet some of you and many others face-to-face. Although, since that might be weird, we may have to either twitter or ichat across the room form each other.
There’s some serious horse power on that list. Even more coming from the bloggers we have yet to meet. Can’t wait!
That won’t be weird at all. I often IM my wife when she’s sitting right next to me… just to be funny though. 😉
Yes, there will be some serious horse power at Orange. I truly think that a person not attending could get a pretty significant experience just from following the blogs and tweets.
John (Human3rror)’s last blog post..Hugs.
Just as an FYI … JC Thompson’s twitter address is “jcsonline”, not “jconline”