“You’re Hired!”

“You’re Hired!”

No matter how a person comes to be in the position of searching for a job, each applicant loves to hear those words: “You’re Hired!” Did you know that Orange helps you get there? Through OrangeLeaders.com, we offer a job board so that leaders in churches with open positions can post their jobs. So, if you’re looking for a job, be sure to check the board regularly for updates. We are happy to help churches find quality team members to join your staff. If you’re a... Read More
YouLead Tracks: Focused Leadership Development

YouLead Tracks: Focused Leadership Development

Our YouLead library offers hundreds of leadership resources. Not sure where to start? Starting this month, we have laid out a few plans, or tracks, for you. Within each YouLead track we have listed resources for you personally as a leader and resources for your volunteers. Here is a sneak peek of one of our tracks. The Orange Leaders Handbook Track. Have you had a chance to take the Orange Leaders Assessment? If not, you can download the questions here, and the Orangeometer here. This... Read More
Leading a Special Needs Ministry, Week 4

Leading a Special Needs Ministry, Week 4

by Kristy Moser By far, behavior and safety are the two biggest hot spots for me as a leader in ministry. My #1 priority is making sure that everyone is safe, and when it comes to special needs it is no different. We plan for things that are “out of the ordinary” because often the “out of ordinary” happens. We take extra precautions when we are ministering to a child that is prone to dart out of a classroom. We give volunteers the tools they need to calm down a child so that a violent outburst... Read More

Best Practices for Using Social Media to Communicate with Teenagers

by Elle Campbell Okay, I have a little quiz for you. Check all that apply. Do you . . . Minister to teenagers? Minister to parents of teenagers? Minister to children who will eventually become teenagers? Have teenagers volunteering on your team? If any of those things apply to you, then you need to know how to leverage social media to connect with teenagers. I recently did a series on my blog about using social media effectively in ministry. I asked my readers and friends in ministry to submit... Read More
3 One-Liners That Have Made a Huge Difference in our Marriage

3 One-Liners That Have Made a Huge Difference in our Marriage

When I ask people what it takes to have a great marriage, they mostly say one of two things: hard work and good communication. The problem with hard work is that most people work hard at work, and when they get home from work, they don’t want to work anymore. Plus, many people don’t know how to work on their marriage, or they think working on their marriage means good communication. The problem with good communication is that there is typically a spouse who likes to talk and a spouse who... Read More