4 Strategies For Retaining Small Group Leaders

4 Strategies For Retaining Small Group Leaders

Have you ever had more small group leaders (SGLs) than you need? You didn’t have to ask for help; they just poured in your doors. (We realize this might sound like a dream rather than reality for you.) We’ve experienced these seasons of ministry, and we loved them! Our experiences and research have brought us to believe unashamedly that it’s possible to experience a zero-recruitment volunteer culture. Through professional experience, academic research, focus groups and surveys we have... Read More
6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Conference Experience

6 Simple Ways To Improve Your Conference Experience

by Darren Kizer Just over 10 years ago, as a new family ministries pastor, a fellow staff member asked me to attend Orange Conference with her. It was there I met Reggie and his team, and looking back, I can see how OC served as a catalyst for many of my close relationships and ministry endeavors. Most of you are probably already planning on attending The Orange Conference, which is a great thing! But maybe there is a way to leverage the experience for even more than the awesomeness planned... Read More
Using the Orange Strategy to Align Between Multi-Sites

Using the Orange Strategy to Align Between Multi-Sites

by Darren Kizer As church leaders, we are familiar with the idea of evaluation, and often score events, weekend programming, and even ourselves with a scorecard mentality. Whether consciously or in the back of our minds, we have ideas of what a “win” looks like, and either reward or remove points accordingly. A few years ago, our team realized that parents, students, and other church staff were all evaluating with very different scorecards. While examining the same set of experiences, several... Read More