Three Reasons Why Kids Ministry is Cancelled Today

Three Reasons Why Kids Ministry is Cancelled Today

“You’re telling me my child has to sit in church with me?” “He’s going to be bored out of his mind!” “But Pete is preaching through the book of DANIEL!” “I drove 30 minutes here just for you to tell me there is no Kids Ministry? This is unacceptable.” These are all real, actual statements I’ve heard from exhausted, well-meaning parents at my church when they find out that their kid has to go to church with them. For some, it seems to be the bane of their existence. To be honest, I don’t blame... Read More
Monday Is Coming

Monday Is Coming

by Mike Jeffries Sure, everybody knows about Sunday. That’s what churches do. Some churches might get wild and crazy and have a service on a Saturday. But that’s usually it. When it comes to church, everybody’s waiting for the weekend. Wait, though. What if the real action starts when the weekend ends and the week starts? What if it’s not about what happens on Sunday, but about what happens on Monday? That’s the idea behind this year’s Orange Conference, set for April 27-29 in Atlanta. This... Read More
What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

School has started, the leaves will be changing colors soon, and football is in full effect all over the country. That only means two things: Fall is here and the Orange Tour is starting! What?!? The Orange Tour?!? Oh yes, the Orange Tour. Every fall, the great people from The reThink Group take Orange on the road as they cram most everything you would get at The Orange Conference into an amazing one-day event! As one of the hosts of the Orange Tour this year, our church is especially excited... Read More
Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

by Amy Grisham We all hope we will see growth in our ministries. Not just because we want to be “big” but because if we are growing, that means more children are getting to hear the message of Jesus. To have growth means new children are coming to your church. While we are all excited to see new children coming to our ministries, do we have a strategic plan for what their experience will be when they arrive? Are we actively ready for them and not just theoretically ready for them? By this I... Read More
Developing Leaders Through A Lead Small Culture

Developing Leaders Through A Lead Small Culture

Allison Rattenborg is the director of children’s ministry at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. Today, we’re featuring Allison, highlighting her work with children. We asked Allison about her experience with her phase and how Orange is being used in Northminister’s environments. ORANGE: Tell us about your church. ALLISON: Northminster Presbyterian Church is an amazing body of Christ in the north part of Peoria, Illinois. We have about 600 members. We... Read More