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
21 Questions To Help You Evaluate Yourself

21 Questions To Help You Evaluate Yourself

There’s a shift that happens around this time of year. Maybe it happened for you last week, or maybe it’s beginning to occur to you now: This year is over. Maybe it passed quickly for you, or slowly. Maybe it was filled with great advancements and achievements, or maybe it was pockmarked with disappointments and roadblocks. However this year went for you as a leader, looking back and taking stock of the past 12 months will go a long way in propelling you forward into 2016. Your... 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