What Jesus Knew About The Power of Parties

What Jesus Knew About The Power of Parties

Sometimes it takes a party to prove that people matter more than our opinions. I think Jesus knew something happens at a party that can’t happen anywhere else. When you can actually just enjoy being with other people, when you become comfortable with how others see the world, when people feel safe and free enough to show their true colors, it opens doors. It builds bridges. It deepens relationships. The Pharisees, on the other hand, didn’t like parties. Their theology and ideologies kept them... Read More
Boosting Your Church’s Reach on Social Media

Boosting Your Church’s Reach on Social Media

You get it—social media is a big deal. Everyone uses it. And your church needs to be using it to reach people for Jesus. But you’re just not sure how to do that. You set up a Twitter account and post occasionally. So why aren’t people flocking to your great social content? Here are some key things to keep in mind to maximize your efforts on social media to reach more people. Find What Works Being on social media isn’t enough. It helps to be on the right social media platforms. Posting on... Read More
9 Steps to Gauge and Boost Volunteer Morale

9 Steps to Gauge and Boost Volunteer Morale

“The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower If you’re already talking about the morale of your volunteer team, it must be at a critical spot. If not, you may sense it’s heading in the wrong direction and you want to do something now before it really becomes an issue. Most of us, however, are probably in a more uncertain position. We simply don’t know what the morale of our team is,... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Josh Shipp

Voices of the Phase Project :: Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp is new to the Orange family, but we were immediately moved by his story and integrity.  Inspiring and hilarious, Josh uses his platform as a TV host, author, and speaker to share the powerful message that every teen deserves a chance to live life at it’s fullest. Josh has proved integral to our High School Phase research and we can’t wait to see what he does... Read More
What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

It’s not rare for me to get mic dropped by my kids. One day while I was texting and scootering in my driveway with my seven-year-old. She said, “Mom, if you’re going to be a kid, THEN BE A KID!” She was calling me out. I obviously didn’t know what “being a kid” meant and felt doubly arrested for being on my phone. I sped up on the scooter and said, “There! Is that better?” She said, “That’s better but you have to learn the new tricks.” That sounded like an invitation to the ER. I didn’t want... Read More