How To Minimize Depression During The Holiday Season

How To Minimize Depression During The Holiday Season

by Daron Dickens I’ve always struggled a little when the sun goes down earlier, the temperature gets colder and the sky gets gray. Because I’m aware of this, I expect my mood to be down slightly. But one crisp October day I found my mood nosedive for no apparent reason. Over time, I was able to connect my plummeting mood with the day my mom died. It’s interesting that although I was not thinking about my mom directly, that it had been years since she died, and that things... Read More
The Top 50 Quotes From Orange Tour 2015

The Top 50 Quotes From Orange Tour 2015

This past fall, Orange visited with more than 11,000 of you across 14 cities for Orange Tour, discussing the concept: “It’s just a phase. So don’t miss it.” Through photos on our Facebook page, and these top 50 quotes—all of them are tweetable!—we’re recapping the event and the wisdom that Orange church leaders shared. “Kids spell trust: T-I-M-E.” – Josh Shipp “Some of us have been so programmed to see sin in people that we’ve forgotten how... Read More
Act Like Every Parent You Meet Is Coming To Your Church This Sunday

Act Like Every Parent You Meet Is Coming To Your Church This Sunday

What if the parents you met last week at the ball game showed up at your church this Sunday? What next step would you give them to connect them to a better strategy? Would you be ready to help them engage? Would they see your church as a source of energy for their families? The real question is, how do you see your role as a church when it comes to the family? Not only should you think Orange, you should start acting Orange. You may have figured out by now that you have influence as a church.... Read More
Serving To Make A Big Impact

Serving To Make A Big Impact

by Amy Grisham With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are looking for opportunities to teach our children and students about serving those outside the walls of our church—in our community, in our schools, in our world. As we work to find strategic ways to serve, we find that nothing else—none of our daily, weekly, monthly tasks—are taken off of our plates. In fact, we often find even more piled on in the form of children’s Christmas plays to prepare, parties to plan for... Read More
The Distracted Generation

The Distracted Generation

The Problem with This Generation There are rumors going around about the current generation of students we are leading in churches and ministries. Maybe you’ve heard them—maybe you’ve experienced them. Rumors that they are disengaged. That they have checked out. They can’t peel their eyes away from their phones. Their worlds consist largely of what shows up on their Instagram feed. Those are the rumors, leading us to believe that in a lot of ways, this generation is a hopeless case. To a... Read More