All the Orange Love During Blogger Week!

All the Orange Love During Blogger Week!

It’s a week full of love here at Orange! We are so honored to have some wonderful family ministry bloggers as our partners and friends! This week, Orange bloggers are sharing some Orange love, so check out what they have to say! What is Orange Blogger Week? It’s when a great team of Blogger friends from all over the country serving in different ministries share about their experiences with Orange. All week long, they will be sharing about their past experiences with Orange and the... Read More
NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018, held January 22-24 in Cumming, Ga., will bring together more than 100 next generation pastors and youth ministry leaders from some of the largest churches in the United States to have conversations about some of today’s most pressing issues. Since its inception four years ago, the event has tackled various topics, from racial reconciliation to workplace culture. “Oftentimes, leaders in ministry feel like they’re alone,” said Frank Bealer, executive director of leadership development... Read More
Orange Conference Breakouts: Where the Magic Happens

Orange Conference Breakouts: Where the Magic Happens

The Orange Conference is just a few months away. It’s always a fantastic time for me as I get to connect with a variety of ministers from all over the world and I get an opportunity to learn from some of the great thought leaders in children’s, Student and family ministry world. As great as it is to hear from these amazing speakers, where I benefit the most is from the YouLead and breakout sessions. I really enjoy the YouLead time and breakout sessions for a few reasons: They are interactive.... Read More
Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

We all know when you are in ministry world you have to start thinking about Christmas a few days after you survive promotion Sunday. Our minds are always thinking ahead to the next thing. And Christmas is a biggie! So, now that your pastor has made the final call on the days and times of the Christmas Eve service, you’ve reviewed the curriculum, planned your volunteer Christmas party, planned a family Christmas night, scheduled an event to promote your missions emphasis for the month, set the... Read More
The #1 Need of Senior Leaders

The #1 Need of Senior Leaders

The more I talk to leaders, the more I’m sensing the #1 need of senior leaders is to have other leaders they can talk to and who “get” them. Over and over again, I hear pastors talk about the need to connect with peers they trust, coaches and mentors they can learn from and friendships that run deeper than mere denominational or geographic lines. It’s funny how things change. A decade ago, conferences and events were about fresh ideas, top speakers and anything else you... Read More