Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Jesus made a difference, because Jesus made it personal. He called Zacchaeus by name. He addressed the Samaritan woman’s past. He spent time in Mary and Martha’s home. He invited each disciple to follow Him. He intercepted Saul on road to Damascus. We have the same opportunity. Ministry changes when it becomes personal—just like it did for Jonathan Tuley, director of SalemKIDS at Salem Church in New York. Read on to learn how personal investments by his peers changed the trajectory of his... Read More
OC19 is the Inspiration Your Ministry Team Needs

OC19 is the Inspiration Your Ministry Team Needs

What is your all-time favorite movie scene? Is there a scene that instantly comes to your mind that includes both inspiration and a man on a horse?  One of my favorite scenes is found in the classic movie, Braveheart. Specifically, the scene of William Wallace’s speech to his army right before he leads the Scottish countrymen to fight. The Scotland men, coming from all sorts of backgrounds are united under the one voice of William Wallace. William makes this battle personal for Scotland... Read More
Sharing a Message That Won’t Get Lost

Sharing a Message That Won’t Get Lost

There are so many lessons that we can teach kids and students to introduce them to God, help them learn biblical truths, and live in a way that follows the example of Jesus Christ. We could teach about the ceremonial, civic, and moral laws of the Old Testament. We could spend Sundays teaching about every miracle and parable in the New Testament. We could get into apologetics and biblical history. But if we give each of those messages, I wonder how many will actually stick. Even more valuable... Read More
Why Our Catholic Church is Orange

Why Our Catholic Church is Orange

I am so excited to get to share a bit about our church’s story with you. We’re part of a small, but growing number of Catholic churches, who are using Orange Strategy and curriculum to prepare kids and students for lifelong faith. While we may be unique among Catholic churches in our area, we find that we have much in common with the thousands of other churches using Orange around the country. Regardless of denominational differences, we hold fast to a common belief in Jesus Christ and a... Read More
Today, This Week, Next Year—What Your Church is Doing Matters

Today, This Week, Next Year—What Your Church is Doing Matters

And the winner is. . . . What an exhilarating, stress-filled rush, right? Why do we put ourselves through the surge of overwhelming emotions? We already know what is going to happen. The camera is going to zoom in on the lid that covers the unforgivable dish of the chef that will be unfortunately eliminated, then immediately cut to a commercial segment that we cannot wait to end (unless we were smart enough to utilize the DVR). Oh, the intense agony of waiting for the outcome! But we still... Read More