Make the Connection!

We want to hear from you! We have a number of ways you can talk and connect with us at Orange. From smartphone apps to Pinterest accounts, we’re all over the place! Leave a comment on a blog, tweet us a picture of your staff or environment or Friday lunch (that includes something orange, of course), post your Sunday stories and activities on our Facebook pages or watch our Vimeo videos. Keeping in touch with Orange is easy. Just pick your social media method of choice! APPS: OrangeLeader... Read More
YouLead Feature Podcast: 5 Catalysts of Spiritual Growth by Carey Nieuwhof

YouLead Feature Podcast: 5 Catalysts of Spiritual Growth by Carey Nieuwhof

In 5 Catalysts of Spiritual Growth, Carey Nieuwhof addresses the question: How do people grow spiritually? Even for those who’ve been in church a long time, we’re not sure we really know how to answer this question. The answer gets pretty fuzzy, pretty quickly. As Orange Leaders, we’ve been entrusted with the responsibility of helping children and students grow spiritually. Carey spends a few minutes trying to take at least a little bit of the fuzz out of the answer. YouLead Feature Podcast: 5... Read More
Capturing the Hearts of Preschoolers

Capturing the Hearts of Preschoolers

by Cass Brannan One of the greatest responsibilities that the church seems to overlook is that of preschoolers. They are in the most foundational years of their life, and as leaders—and as the Church—we cannot fail to capture their hearts! If we don’t capture their hearts, the world will. If we continue to just offer Bible stories and a coloring sheet in church we will never truly capture their hearts with the gospel. There is a great privilege to begin laying the foundation of their biblical... Read More
Signs of Life

Signs of Life

My mom died suddenly of pancreatitis when I was ten. How’s that for starting off a post with a total bummer? But it leads to something great, I promise. One of the things that killed me for several years after her death, was the fact that her things were just like she left them. After she died, it was just my dad, my brother and me. We weren’t exactly proactive when it came to the practical side of “moving on.” Her clothes were still in her closet. Her hairbrush was still in the drawer. The... Read More
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Study, Week 3

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years Book Study, Week 3

I often look back at times that hold some of the greatest memories for me and they happen to also often be times that were jumbled with fear or risk. For example, when our second child was born in the middle of graduate school for my husband and no paid maternity leave for myself; we were fearful of how we would make it financially. Looking back now, we can tell great stories of frugalness and generosity from others. We learned during that time that God provides when we trust in Him. Or... Read More