Setting the Table

Setting the Table

by Kathy White Recently, I made an impromptu decision to go visit my mom and spend the night. I just wanted to spend some uninterrupted time with my mom. It was a chilly, rainy evening, and I was craving soup. I stopped on the way at a little family restaurant and picked up two bowls of warm vegetable soup. When I arrived at my childhood home, I found my mom had set a lovely table for just the two of us. Placemats with matching stoneware were already set out. Mom had gone to much effort to... Read More
Orange Leaders’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

Orange Leaders’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

This past year, our wonderful writers and bloggers for Orange Leaders shared some of their best leadership ideas with the Orange community. Below is a list of the top 10 blog posts from 2015. Thank you for reading and making this past year our best year yet! Onward to 2016! 10. 4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers, by Holly Crawshaw – Finding volunteers is no simple task. Finding good volunteers? It’s like a treasure hunt. But finding good volunteers willing to serve in the summer? Now we’re... Read More
What’s The Best Gift Your Church Can Give A Kid?

What’s The Best Gift Your Church Can Give A Kid?

by Ted Lowe While my primary focus at Orange is MarriedPeople, I still have the privilege of connecting with leaders who work with children and youth. While every church is different, the struggles I hear from those who work with kids are often the same. I recently talked with a children’s pastor who came to my marriage ministry breakout at Orange Tour. She said she was seeking answers to the constant barrage of “sad stories” happening at her church. Some of her “best families” had determined... Read More
Help For Fighting Holiday Overwhelm

Help For Fighting Holiday Overwhelm

by Ron Brooks Summer came and went for another year. It wasn’t easy, but you survived the back to school kick-off season. Then came the Halloween costumes. You were either sewing ears to hoodies and finding the perfect color face paint, or running store-to-store hoping to find that last pair of Yoda ears or light saber to make “Luke Skywalker” the true Jedi that he is. No sooner had Halloween passed, and the store shelves were quickly filled with turkey window clings and... Read More