Effectively Using Facebook Groups for Your Ministry

Effectively Using Facebook Groups for Your Ministry

If you’ve spent much time on Facebook, you know that Facebook groups can be a powerful tool for leveraging the convenience of social media with the need for community. But if you’re in any position of church leadership, you also know that something like this can be tricky—and it certainly shouldn’t be done without intentionality and thoughtfulness. So, while there is no rulebook for any of this, you may need some pointers for getting started. . . . Determine the Purpose As... Read More
The Person is the Priority

The Person is the Priority

The weekend is always coming, whether it’s Monday, Friday or noon on Saturday, you feel the unrelenting pressure of needing to execute every seven days. There are volunteers to schedule, programming to fine tune and Goldfish to purchase. In addition, you most likely wear other hats as well. Maybe you oversee social media, special events or staff communication in addition to your normal responsibilities. Because of the complexity that exists within family ministry, those that lead it tend to... Read More
3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

3 Easy Ways to Impact a Middle Schooler’s Identity and Faith

11, 12, 13. These are the awkward years. You remember right? Greasy hair, frizzy hair, don’t care. Weight gain and weight loss. You feel like an adult but everyone treats you like a kid. Life for a middle schooler is rough. Forget trying to figure out who you are in Christ. Preteens are hanging onto the struggle bus for dear life. Of course you now know that middle school drama, like everything else, won’t matter in a few short years. With the right approach you can help preteens focus on... Read More
Speaking Up to be Heard in Ministry

Speaking Up to be Heard in Ministry

As the models of leadership are changing in our culture, the ability to influence people through trust and collaboration is becoming a highly sought after skill. It is sought after by employers, and it is a skill that people are valuing more and more as they decide who they will work for in paid and volunteer capacities. This model allows for collaboration and the opportunity to work with people instead of just for people. However, with this culture shift, where everyone is seen as an equal,... Read More
Orange Tour Blogger Week!

Orange Tour Blogger Week!

This week, we’ve asked some friends from our online community to share Orange and Orange Tour with the blogging world. These bloggers are leaders in the Christian community with a multitude of years of experience, and they are trusted voices throughout the World Wide Web. We are honored to partner with them, and hear what they have to say. So, as you’re reading through your regular list of blogs next week, please visit the following list of communicators for their insights into Orange and... Read More