Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Creating Community Among Volunteers 

Ministry Leaders spend countless hours trying to help their team grow. Whether it is organizing training days, going on conference trips, buying books that will be helpful or even bringing in a guest speaker to talk about certain subjects, they are always on the lookout to help improve and grow the team.  As valuable as specific training is to help grow your team, leadership teams—especially ones with a lot of volunteers—can grow stronger a different way as well. Growth happens when community... Read More
#OC16 Playlist and Car Bingo!

#OC16 Playlist and Car Bingo!

There’s only one more Monday standing between us, and then it’s Orange Conference time! And whether you live down the street or around the world, we’ve just made it a lot more fun to get to OC16. Here are two entertaining opportunities to make time fly. Listen to our Spotify Playlist! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of The Orange Conference, and to celebrate, we’re taking a musical trip through the last decade! Play car bingo! Challenge your team to “identify the orange,” and may the... Read More
How To Make Fun A Team Value

How To Make Fun A Team Value

by Ryan Reed Ever drive a boat? How about a big boat? Say, a ferry boat? Full of people? In the San Francisco Bay? Without a license? I did. All because my supervisor thought it would be fun! “What?!” Now, that would be an appropriate reaction to learning that a youth pastor piloted a commuter ferry with over 300 people traveling home from San Francisco. And I am sure that if those people knew, then they would have said a few more words than just “What!?” It happened after a day of staff... Read More
Creating A Ministry Culture From Scratch

Creating A Ministry Culture From Scratch

by Kirstin Vlodica You could cut the awkward silence with a knife. We stood in the big empty multi-purpose room to pray before first service began. Six of us. There were six of us, including us full-time kid’s ministry staff. A couple of people wandered in looking confused as we began to pray but ducked out embarrassed when they realized we were having some kind of meeting. At the time, we had over 40 leaders serving on a Sunday morning but most went straight to their rooms without saying a... Read More
Creating A Culture Of Fun And Celebration

Creating A Culture Of Fun And Celebration

by Ian Rock I remember the first time I learned about the work environment Google creates at its various offices around the world. I was blown away by the sprawling recreation and break rooms, world-class restaurants (which are free for employees), massage services (also free), and unique meeting spaces around their campuses. Year after year, the tech-giant finds itself among the ranks of the best companies to work for, and a major factor in their success is the enjoyable culture they have... Read More