Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

If no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids and teenagers? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have more time than we will ever have, and you care about this more than we ever will, this is really up to you as the parent.” You could also misquote Deuteronomy 6 to convince parents it’s their job alone, not the church’s to raise their kids. Just skip the part of... Read More
The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for February 2017

The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for February 2017

From self-assessment to volunteer recruiting to knowing your neighbors, our Orange Leaders community ingested a wide-range of relevant ministry tips and ideas during the month of January via The Orange Leaders Audio Blog on iTunes. If you haven’t heard, we’re taking the online blog content from OrangeLeaders.com and turning it into an audio ministry resource library you can access at anytime. Five days a week, Monday through Friday, we share ideas from ministry leaders like Reggie Joiner,... Read More
The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for January

The Five Most Downloaded Episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog for January

Are you enjoying the Orange Leaders Audio Blog? Wait. You didn’t know we had a daily podcast on iTunes? Well don’t worry, you’re in-the-know now. Content is curated from this Orange Leaders online blog, and delivered is delivered in audio as a library-style resource on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn and SoundCloud. One listening option is to find the topics that interest you and download a la carte. Or, if you’d like to be the teacher’s favorite, subscribe and automagically get fresh ideas... Read More
How to Prepare for Orange Conference 2017

How to Prepare for Orange Conference 2017

You may think that after you’ve purchased your tickets, you’re kinda done until the big event. But there are actually a number of things you can do prior to your arrival to help make your pre, during and post Orange Conference experience velvety smooth. Here are a few of our suggestions: Check it out. Work your way through this Orange Conference Attendee Checklist. You’ll be kicking yourself otherwise. Book early. Flight costs go up and hotels sell out, so book early to stay in your budget.... Read More
Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

Delegation: The Secret Sauce to Effective Leadership

“I don’t have a problem with delegation. I love to delegate. I am either lazy enough, or busy enough, or trusting enough, or congenial enough, that the notion leaving tasks in someone else’s lap doesn’t just sound wise to me, it sounds attractive.” -John Ortberg It should come as no surprise to anyone that the greatest and most self-aware leaders know that they can’t do it all. The ability to delegate important tasks to other people and then trust them to complete those tasks... Read More