5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

by Chara Robinson I have the pleasure of being the children’s pastor at Hill City Church located in Richmond, Virginia. We are a city church right on the dividing line of the city and county, nearby interstate exchanges. September 14, 2015, we turned ONE YEAR OLD! We have about 350-360 active adults in the church and about 65 kids, birth through 8th grade. In retrospect, the texts I sent my husband, close friends and lead pastor after I was asked to write a blog post on the Orange Leaders site... Read More
Finding God’s Purpose In Unlikely Encounters

Finding God’s Purpose In Unlikely Encounters

“What is my purpose?” This age-old question has been perplexing individuals since the beginning of time. In 2002, it was the catalyst for Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life,” which became the best-selling, non-fiction hardback book of all time selling more than 33 million copies worldwide. The popularity of the book proved the deep desire to understand the meaning of life. This same desire is what saved Ashley Smith’s life in 2005. Living in Atlanta, Georgia, Ashley was a widowed, single... Read More
The “What” And The “Who” Of A Successful Ministry

The “What” And The “Who” Of A Successful Ministry

by Anne Clay When you combine great curriculum with committed leaders, you have a powerful combination: the “What” and “Who” of every successful ministry. Here are some things we’ve learned and are putting into practice at our church. Great Curriculum . . . The “What” It’s important to use the curriculum correctly. You will need to make adjustments as your church grows and adds services. Orange does a great job keeping things current and user friendly. Watch for new resources and check out the... Read More
You Really Don’t Want To Miss OC16! Here’s Why . . .

You Really Don’t Want To Miss OC16! Here’s Why . . .

by Abbey Carr The Orange Conference provides a place for your ENTIRE ministry team to start connecting in a way that will matter every week. And when your ministry team connects every week, it makes it easier to build a ministry that connects kids with a comprehensive plan from zero to college. That’s why I think attending OC16 is an absolute must! But don’t just take my word for it—I reached out to some amazing ministry leaders from churches of various sizes and denominations to share why... Read More
Changing The Way We Disciple A Generation

Changing The Way We Disciple A Generation

by Paula Forte Instituting Orange in two different church environments, both of which were over 100 years old, has allowed me to be a part of shifting some of the ideologies, methodologies, and aspirations of churches seeking to serve our next generation. In 2011, I was looking for a curriculum that took the truths of the Bible and connected them across several age groups to strategically make disciples of Jesus Christ. Before mastering the Orange lingo, I was excited that First Look... Read More