Christmas Comes Early at OC14!

Christmas Comes Early at OC14!

If you want to influence kids, you need to influence those who have the most potential to influence them, their parents. If you want to influence your community, you have to meet them where they are already. To help you do both, we’ve put together a brand new Family Experience called “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up,” and we can’t wait to showcase it for you at Orange Conference! Organized around the telling of the Christmas Story and the idea of generosity, “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up” is an exciting way... Read More
5 Steps to Implementing Small Groups In Your Elementary Environment: Steps 2 and 3

5 Steps to Implementing Small Groups In Your Elementary Environment: Steps 2 and 3

by Nick Blevins This is the second post in a series of posts outlining five steps to implementing small groups in your elementary ministry. Read Intro & Step 1 here Step 2 – Analyze Attendance You’ll want to analyze attendance to get an idea of how you’ll group kids, how many leaders you need and where you need them. Run attendance reports for the last six months (probably excluding summer). Record how many kids come 2x/month or more, and which service they come to the most (even if by a... Read More

Can Facebook Graph Search Help Your Church? [Infographic]

by Lauren Hunter Whether you love it, hate it, or haven’t really used it much, Facebook Graph Search can help your church get discovered by those in your local area, much like searching the Yellow Pages. While the title of the infographic below is, “Can Facebook Graph Search Make You Money?” I thought it more applicable to the Church to focus on how Facebook Graph Search can help people find your church online. Graph Search uses the one trillion or so social connections on Facebook to provide... Read More
Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung, Part 4

Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung, Part 4

by Daron Dickens If you asked my wife right now to describe a few key things about me, she would say that I love story and I have an insatiable curiosity and appetite for information. Where does electricity come from? Whatever happened to Steve Avery? What is a circadian rhythm? How much water does a bathtub hold? She would actually say that I have an insatiable appetite for useless information, but I was trying to punch it up a little. At any rate, I think she would also say this is both a... Read More
Married People: How Your Church can Build Marriages that Last

Married People: How Your Church can Build Marriages that Last

Exciting things are coming up for MarriedPeople: Ted Lowe together with Doug Fields, are releasing their first book about marriage ministry strategy next month, and Ted is leading the Marriage Ministry Track for The Orange Conference 2014. And today, Ted is taking over the Orange Leaders Twitter account! You’ll want to follow us at @OrangeLeaders to join in the conversation and ask Ted your burning questions about doing marriage ministry at your church. You can follow the conversation by... Read More