Renewal in Your Community Can’t be Done Alone

Renewal in Your Community Can’t be Done Alone

Remember when you purchased that? Yes, you know that piece of furniture that would fit so perfectly in the corner, overlooking your front yard? You looked for months and finally found the exact look you were going for. You took a screenshot, bookmarked the webpage, and set reminders. Those reminders ensured that you checked every week to see what the latest sale was. Finally, the big holiday sale came and you were ready. You couldn’t sleep the night before, because all you could think about... Read More
Social Media and the Orange Church

Social Media and the Orange Church

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you already “get” the heart and vision of Orange. You’ve probably used any number of our products and understand the value that they bring to your ministries. It can’t be said enough: We are so grateful for you. You’re on the front lines every single day, working hard to communicate the love of Jesus to kids and students and families. But how can you take what you know and love about Orange and educate your... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Sherry Surratt

Voices of the Phase Project :: Sherry Surratt

As the former visionary CEO and President of MOPS International and now as our Executive Director of Family Strategy, Sherry Surratt is one of the most influential champions for kids in the preschool phase. Sherry’s wisdom about parenting and about preschoolers comes not only from an academic background in child development, but also her time as a teacher and administrator in the public school system, years of ministry experience, raising two children of her own, and now enjoying three... Read More
When Small Group Leaders Pastor

When Small Group Leaders Pastor

Historically, “pastor” is a weighty title reserved for those who lead a congregation or large sections within a congregation. Just recently, the term “pastor” has been used more as a verb in order to describe the action that someone might take in leading any group of individuals in spiritual formation. This has become particularly true as churches make the shift to small group or life group models. Small group leaders (SGLs) are being asked to guide the spiritual formation or faith journey of... Read More
The 5 Best Uses of Facebook Live at Your Church

The 5 Best Uses of Facebook Live at Your Church

Facebook introduced live streaming on their platform in August 2015. Facebook Live wasn’t the first live video option on social media—others like Periscope and Meerkat came before. But it did introduce the feature to a wider, more established audience. Since then, Facebook Live has become the industry standard for live social video streaming. One in five videos on Facebook is now being broadcast live. And live videos are watched three times longer than pre-recorded videos. This gives live... Read More