What Makes Orange Strategy Unique

What Makes Orange Strategy Unique

The color Orange represents many unique things. It’s the color of pumpkins, mangoes and sweet potatoes. It’s the punch line of the classic, “Orange you glad I didn’t say banana” knock-knock joke. Orange also happens to be the color of the Peach and Barf jellybean flavors in the game Beanboozled. If you ever play it, trust me, pray you get peach. All of that to say, Orange in all of its various forms is known to be both special and unique. There is no exception to this when it comes to Orange’s... Read More
How to Leverage More Opportunities in Student Ministry

How to Leverage More Opportunities in Student Ministry

Think back to the last big game you watched. Maybe it was a football game with the season on the line or a basketball game with huge implications. No matter what sport you’re into, after any big game there are always postgame interviews with the winning players. And they all say nearly the same thing every time: “We’ve worked really hard this week preparing for this game, and I’m really proud of how we all came together to make it happen. We had a strategy and we executed well today.” Sounds... Read More
Should Your Church Have an Email Newsletter?

Should Your Church Have an Email Newsletter?

Some churches rely primarily on print newsletters to communicate ministry news. Other churches look to social media as their main communications platform. While both have their place in the church, a consistent email newsletter is a good compromise between both print and digital that allows you to effectively reach your audience. Despite an apparent decline of email communication over the past few years, email marketing remains one of the most effective ways to keep your congregation informed... Read More
Married and in Ministry: Are You Having Serious Fun?

Married and in Ministry: Are You Having Serious Fun?

No one enters a marriage hoping for failure. Most couples start out with a huge amount of optimism, excited about the future that lies ahead. But your “best us”—attaining the best version of your marriage—doesn’t just happen. Even if (or maybe that’s, “especially if”) you’re in ministry. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at four practical action steps you can take to stay connected to each other and committed to becoming your best us. Here’s the first one … ACTION STEP 1: HAVE SERIOUS... Read More
The Secret Weapon in Every Kids Ministry

The Secret Weapon in Every Kids Ministry

We have all heard about the limited amount of time we as kids ministry leaders have with the kids in our church. It’s about 40 hours each year. We have 40 hours to unwrap all of the great things God has for us and deliver it to the kids in our church in a way they can remember and apply it to their life. 40 hours isn’t a lot. It’s not even an hour a week! How in the world can we invest all that needs to be invested in the children of our churches with less than an hour a week? Enter the secret... Read More