Orange Refresher!

It seems like everyone is talking about the heat in the southeast. Twitpics of iPhone weather apps reporting 105-degree heat in Atlanta abound. Well, how do we at Orange stay cool? With an Orange Creamsicle Smoothie! Ingredients 1/2 cup crushed ice 1/2 cup orange juice pulp (from ~3 oranges) or one whole peeled orange, pulled apart * 1 cup coconut milk (or milk of your choice) 1 scoop organic vanilla protein powder 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. honey (optional for a sweeter taste)... Read More
YouLead Video: Prioritizing Family With Rev Run

YouLead Video: Prioritizing Family With Rev Run

Check out this interview with Reggie Joiner and Rev Run! Rev Run is a HUGE personality in the entertainment world—both for his hit TV show on MTV, Run’s House, and his musical career as part of RUN-DMC. Several years ago, he became an ordained reverend and is passionate about being involved in the lives of his kids as well as working diligently on his marriage. Reggie was able to speak with him about how and why he chooses to live his life this way—and we caught it all on film. YouLead... Read More
Be Our Guest Book Study, Week 4

Be Our Guest Book Study, Week 4

Sometimes we don’t appreciate a well thought-out process until we have experiences where we’re able to do a comparison. Moving our oldest child into the college dorms in the heat of August was exhausting. After circling for an hour, we finally squeezed into a parking spot to unload. No elevators; we walked three flights of stairs jammed with parents and students with load after load of clothes, furniture, and other dorm room essentials. It took most of the morning to unload the truck and by... Read More

Multi-Site Children’s Ministry

by Nina Schmidgall, National Community Church (Washington, DC) Multi-site ministry is an effective way for churches to expand their influence and reach more communities! More and more churches are exploring multiple campuses. National Community Church first went multi-site when we launched our second location in 2003. Since then, we have navigated multi-site children’s ministry as we have continued to expand to our current six locations, meeting primarily in movie theaters across the... Read More

Trust Yourselves!

Over the years, specifically since starting MarriedPeople, I have talked to many church leaders about marriage ministry. At The Orange Conference last April, we had two Marriage Ministry Think Tanks. Here is what I believe to be true about most, not all, but most church leaders when it comes to marriage ministry: Church leaders are emotional about marriage. Almost every church leader has a story of heartache about broken homes. Their hearts break for marriage in general. Church leaders are... Read More