Orange Leaders’ Social Media in the Hands of Carey Nieuwhof!

Orange Leaders’ Social Media in the Hands of Carey Nieuwhof!

If you follow the Orange Leaders’ accounts on social media, you may notice a familiar voice posting and spreading Orange information today. That’s because we’ve been taken over by Carey Nieuwhof on Facebook and Twitter! Throughout the day, you’ll be able to interact with Carey, ask questions, share stories, get information and learn more about the Senior Leader Track at the 2014 Orange Conference. Who is Carey? Carey is the lead pastor of Connexus Community Church, a growing multicampus church... Read More
6 Ways to Keep the IRS from Visiting Your Ministry

6 Ways to Keep the IRS from Visiting Your Ministry

by Ryan Reed You need to set healthy financial guidelines and boundaries for your parents in order to secure the long-term fiscal viability of your ministry. Aside from kids growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ, camping and retreat seasons potentially cause two issues in your student ministry: either these events bust your budget and prevent you from doing any other significant events all year, or they fit neatly into the overall scheme of your fiscal year. If I had to choose which... Read More
3 Things we Need When God Calls us to Shift Directions

3 Things we Need When God Calls us to Shift Directions

by Leneita Fix People in ministry use the word calling often. It’s a word that usually refers to where we journey with Christ and what we “do” for him. Sometimes calling comes from conviction. That is how I landed in family-focused ministry. God convicted me that I judged which parents were “worthy” of pouring into their children. He revealed to me His passion to see broken families made whole again. Other times, this calling comes when the Lord opens our eyes to something we never noticed... Read More
Recruiting is a Four-Letter Word, Part 3: Plan

Recruiting is a Four-Letter Word, Part 3: Plan

by Christine Kreisher Click here for Part 1. Click here for Part 2. Recruiting is a four-letter word. It requires a PLAN of action. The first step is to assess your ministry. Where are your greatest needs? If I gave you four highly qualified volunteers right now, what would you have each of them do? New recruits do not do well with generic asks, so be specific. What exactly will this role require of them? Write it out before you ever make “the ask.” When I invite someone to come and... Read More