The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 4

The Volunteer Revolution Book Study, Part 4

If your home is like most across America today, it’s filled with busy preparations for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving feast. In the midst of a day filled with football, turkey, and pumpkin pie, most will stop for a moment and give thanks for the blessings in our lives. So, it’s only appropriate that chapters 8 and 9 of The Volunteer Revolution help us as leaders remember to be grateful for the ministry volunteers who give freely of their time and talents. Stories of Passion Chapter 8 is filled with... Read More

Sending out an SOS

by Harmony Hensley While we realize that summer is still about six months away, it’s never too early to think about what programs you’ll participate in with your students. Here is one team of people doing tremendous mission work in their own community every summer. Next year marks the 21st anniversary of Summer of Service. SOS is an annual youth conference that attracts upwards of 1,000 junior and senior high students from all across the country to converge on the campus of Vineyard Cincinnati... Read More

A Letter to Young Leaders

by Dan Reiland The future depends on you. If you are a young leader, I’m writing to you. I serve as the executive pastor at 12Stone® Church. What I do affects the future, but you are the future. Next to Jesus (and really cool guitars), my passion is developing leaders, especially the Next Gen! My job is to change the world by coaching and guiding young leaders like you. I love my job! There is so much I could say, but for a short post, let me offer a few “bits and pieces” that will be of value... Read More

A Few Quick Orange Notes

ORANGE CONFERENCE: Register through December 15 to save $60 off regular rates for The Orange Conference, plus added perks. We are excited to announce that, for the first time, attendees of OC12 will be able to accrue continuing education units (CEU’s) according to the standards of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), without being members. Attendees of the main conference and breakouts can receive up to 1.2 CEU’s per IACET’s definition of “ten contact... Read More

November YouLead Podcast: Mawi Asgedom

We are wired for connection—we want to be part of something that’s bigger than us. Kids and students long to be part of something significant, and the church can be a great place for them to learn and experience using their skills and talents to serve others. Listen in as Mawi Asgedom, founder of Mental Karate, talks about the training system used by educators to equip students for success while building a positive school culture. November YouLead Podcast: Mawi... Read More