10 Ways (more or less) to Connect: Orange’s Social Media Channels

10 Ways (more or less) to Connect: Orange’s Social Media Channels

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 Parent CUE Legacy... Read More
Book Study: Losing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps, Week 4

Book Study: Losing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps, Week 4

Fun over Time makes a friendship go deeper. Stated simply, one of the most effective ways to stay connected to your kids is to have fun with them. What if it’s time to stop taking ourselves so seriously and start getting serious about having fun? Your kids surely know that you love them, but do they feel like you love them? Before they can  feel loved, they may need a little evidence that you  like them; and they may never feel confident that you like them, until you starting having fun... Read More
12 Social Media Tips for Church Leaders

12 Social Media Tips for Church Leaders

by Steve Fogg I’ve been around Twitter and Facebook for quite a while now and more recently Instagram. If I could hit the rewind button on some of the things I’ve done really badly I would. I’ve seen many church leaders use social media really well. However some pastors and leaders have well, ahem, stunk at it to be honest (myself included at times). Some haven’t understood what social media really is and how to get maximum leverage from it. Social media is a wonderful opportunity for church... Read More
One of the Biggest Fears Keeping Churches from Having Marriage Ministries, AND the Easy but Essential Way to Get Over It

One of the Biggest Fears Keeping Churches from Having Marriage Ministries, AND the Easy but Essential Way to Get Over It

What keeps many churches from having a marriage ministry? When I say marriage ministry, I don’t mean an annual retreat or having small groups read the newest, fattest marriage book. I’m talking about an ongoing ministry to couples, regardless of their stage of life. I have spent the last 12 years focusing on marriage ministry in the local church. Four of those years have been spent focusing solely on empowering the local church to have a marriage strategy. The number one reason I hear from... Read More