Moving From Curriculum To Strategy

Moving From Curriculum To Strategy

Rebekah Bullard is the Nashville kids’ pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, we’re featuring Rebekah, highlighting her work with children. We asked Rebekah about her experience with her phase and how Orange is being used in Cross Point’s environments. ORANGE: Tell us about your church. REBEKAH: When Cross Point launched in 2002, we knew Nashville didn’t need just another church. So, we spent some time dreaming about the kind of church we would want to... Read More
Navigating The Dismissal Of A Volunteer

Navigating The Dismissal Of A Volunteer

I could never fire a volunteer! Maybe you’ve heard yourself say these words. Maybe you work for a church or a nonprofit and your organization is dependent on volunteers. How could you ever fire one? The reasons for needing to fire a volunteer vary. It may be because of a character issue that has surfaced. It may be that the person is not competent in their role. Or it may be that the chemistry between the volunteer and the organization is not right. Although the reasons may vary, firing... Read More
How Your Church Can Create An Effective Safety System

How Your Church Can Create An Effective Safety System

September 11, 2001, lives were changed forever. I am convinced that it will never be like it was before that time. Security has been heightened in our country and continues to change. If this is true in airports, public buildings, stadiums and even in theme parks (anywhere there’s a crowd), I believe it should also be of importance to us in the church. My story began in 1985; I started implementing things I learned at a conference where a former FBI agent who investigated the McMartin Daycare... Read More
4 Steps To Defining Your Vision

4 Steps To Defining Your Vision

by Melanie Williams Our flight was 25 minutes late, and I wasn’t looking forward to running through the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, possibly the worst airport in the world for making quick connections. To my surprise, however, the airline was holding our connecting flights and had agents at the gate, ready to speed us to our new gates. A flight attendant waved us on board when we got there without even a cursory glance at our boarding passes. (This was before 9-11, mind you.) All was fine until... Read More
Conflict Resolution And The Effective Leader

Conflict Resolution And The Effective Leader

As you start reading this, I need to ask a favor. Yeah, it’s kind of brash, so let me say “Thanks” on the front end. I promise it’s not difficult. Here’s what I’d like to ask. Tune out whatever else you’re doing and think back to your first job. Not that one . . . I mean your first “real” job. You know the one, the one you spent countless hours rewording your resume for so your experiences from working entry level positions looked really impressive. Can you remember it?... Read More