What We Get Wrong About Partnering With Parents

What We Get Wrong About Partnering With Parents

We are really good at talking about the importance of partnering with parents without actually doing it. Maybe that’s a bit harsh, but every church leader that I’ve ever met who works with kids or teenagers is “partnering with parents.” But they’re not really. Partnering with parents is the spoken value of a lot of churches, but not what they practice. It’s what Patrick Lencioni refers to as an “aspirational value.” It’s a value that a church knows is necessary if they want to reach kids and... Read More
Nehemiah’s Story, Your Context

Nehemiah’s Story, Your Context

If you have more than one child, you know how different they can be. The same background, values, and genes can produce a lot of different results. Variety is, after all, the spice of life.  To illustrate, Orange’s founder, Reggie Joiner, tells a story about when his kids were young and building a sandcastle. In the process, everyone’s personality became clear.  RP, his oldest and only son, dug trenches and did the methodical work of trying to figure out how the castle would be protected.... Read More