Orange is what you get when you combine two primary colors—red and yellow. If you paint only with red, you will get what only red can do. If you paint only with yellow, you will get what only yellow can do. But when you paint with red and yellow, you’ll get new possibilities, fresh solutions, vibrant outcomes.
We use the color orange to symbolize what it means to parent beyond your capacity. Orange parents understand that by tapping into a wider community, they have the potential to make a greater impact in the lives of their children.
Together, Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof wrote the book Parenting Beyond your Capacity, published by David C. Cook 2010, to remind parents that they don’t have to parent alone. Please join Reggie, Carey, and others as they continue the conversation in this blog and expand on the concepts of their book. It is our hope that as a parent you:
- rediscover your family’s role in a bigger story.
- widen the circles of influence in the lives of your sons and daughters.
- stay focused on what really matters for your children’s future.
- renew the fight for your closest relationships.
- create a healthy rhythm in how you interact with one another.
- learn to lead yourself as a parent.
Reggie is founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. Reggie lives in Cumming, GA with his wife, Debbie, and has four grown children, Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah and Rebekah. Reggie enjoys long motorcycle rides to discover new places, taking pictures that capture a story, and touring around the country connecting with leaders and sharing his passion about Orange. You can follow him on twitter and facebook.
Carey Nieuwhof is the lead pastor of Connexus Community Church, a multicampus church north of Toronto and strategic partner of North Point Community Church. Before starting Connexus in 2007, Carey transitioned three small congregations into one new congregation that experienced significant growth. He and his wife Toni live near Barrie, Ontario with their two sons, Jordan and Sam. He’s thinking of doing a triathalon…in heaven. You can connect with him on facebook, twitter or at his blog, www.careynieuwhof.com.
Kendra Fleming is the multi-campus Children’s Director for North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia. In this position she oversees the ministries on each campus for Waumba Land (birth-preschool), UpStreet (K-5th grade), and KidStuf which serve over 5,000 children each Sunday. It is her passion to create irresistible environments for kids that connect them to their Heavenly Father. She lives in Cumming, Georgia, with her husband Gary and their four children, Jessica, Catherine, Jack, and Emily. Follow her blog at www.insidenorthpoint.org/kids/ and on twitter..