Book Recommendation: Do More Great Work

Book Recommendation: Do More Great Work

In Do More Great Work: Stop the busywork and start the work that matters, Michael Bungay Stanier calculates that on average: 10-40 percent of most people’s time is spent on Bad Work (work that is a waste of time and energy) 40-80 percent of their time is taken up with Good Work (familiar useful and productive work), while anywhere from no time to 25 percent is invested in truly Great Work (work that inspires). What makes this book really unique is that it’s written in more of a workbook style.... Read More
Leading From Your Strength

Leading From Your Strength

Ever identify with that infamous circus act of spinning plates? If you’re a ministry leader I’m sure you can relate to this visual. If there is a Guinness record for ministry plate spinning, I may have been in the running for holding the record. Ever notice how Sundays come around at warp speed for a ministry leader no matter what the size of the ministry? Sometime you can’t help focusing on keeping the plates spinning so ministry happens.   We all feel the weight of leading at times (virtual... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting March 15

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting March 15

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
The Easiest Way To Be Disappointed In Yourself And Your Ministry

The Easiest Way To Be Disappointed In Yourself And Your Ministry

Kevin Jennings, the Director of Platform Marketing for TheReThink Group, shared some inspiring thoughts about how we view success on the Orange Leaders blog.   Why You Need A Bigger Story, Not A Better Picture What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was five-years-old, I wanted to be a basketball player, a doctor, and an astronaut. Today, I’m proud to tell you that I’m none of those things. I’m proud because I later had opportunities to encounter my true calling: Using marketing to... Read More
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