Cyber Monday Deals Are on the Way!

Cyber Monday Deals Are on the Way!

Before the food coma of Thanksgiving sets in, we want to let you know about some great deals we’ve cooked up for Cyber Monday! If you’re looking to make your ministry budget go a little further before year’s end, we have some great discounts for you—up to 50% off! Here’s just a small sampling of products that will be on sale at the Orange Store, starting Monday, November 27:  FOR: LEAD YOUR CHURCH TO BE FOR THEIR COMMUNITY STARTER PACK & GRAPHICS KIT BUNDLE... Read More
Why NextGen Ministry Matters

Why NextGen Ministry Matters

If you’ve been in ministry for any length of time (especially recently), you’ve probably heard the term “NextGen” thrown around a lot. It’s pretty trendy these days. But it’s one of those rare trends that actually lives up to its hype. Buzzword or not, it’s something you should be exploring further —especially if it’s not something your church is currently pursuing. What is NextGen? Before talking too much about the why of NextGen Ministry,... Read More
Mobilizing Your Church to Reach Its Community

Mobilizing Your Church to Reach Its Community

November is here and Christmas is right around the corner. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. It is so amazing to see all the sights and sounds of the holidays this time of year. Whether it is the Christmas music, the lights, all the great holiday parties with great food, it is a very joyous time of year. As great of a time of year it is for many, there are some that are going through a very non-joyous time of year. Maybe they have lost a loved one recently, or are without family... Read More
Creating Small Group Traditions for Any Phase

Creating Small Group Traditions for Any Phase

We all have traditions. Some we may dread, like visiting an eccentric aunt’s home every Thanksgiving. Others we may cherish, like making gingerbread cookies with our kids every Christmas. No matter our feelings toward the various traditions in our lives, each one contributes an important role in our sense of belonging and value. We know we are part of our family when we are part of our traditions. Similarly, our small groups can discover a deeper bond when we intentionally use traditions to... Read More
Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. Here are the contents of our “Just a Phase” bookshelf (warning: some are literally textbooks, so grab some coffee and a dictionary before you begin). Caring for Your Baby and Young Child – American Academy of Pediatrics The Wonder Years – American Academy of Pediatrics Teaching in the Secondary School, 5th edition – David Armstrong & Tom Savage Emerging Adulthood – Jeffrey Arnett Your... Read More