Orange Leaders Audio Blog Starter Pack

Orange Leaders Audio Blog Starter Pack

We’ve recorded nearly 150 episodes of the Orange Leaders Audio Blog, which means there’s a lot to catch up on if you’re a first-time listener! OLAB is an audio version of the best-of-the-best blog articles from OrangeLeaders.com. With each episode under 10 minutes long, it has become the go-to library of family leadership podcasts. Pick and choose the ministry topics of your choice, or move through the episodes chronologically. Either way, you’ll get fresh, hot ministry ideas and inspiration.... Read More
How to Chart a New Course in Your Ministry

How to Chart a New Course in Your Ministry

Are you looking to change something? Maybe you want to change curriculum, change your programming, launch a new strategy, or stop doing something your ministry has done for a long time. Whatever course you want to chart, you can probably count on it not being easy. It’s hard to be a leader without leading change. In fact, without change, manager or maintainer might be a better descriptor of our job. A big reason we are leaders is because we want to see change. Status quo is not okay with us.... Read More
The Two Types of Leaders Every Child Needs

The Two Types of Leaders Every Child Needs

Which phase of a kid’s life do you think is more important? There are actually two answers to that question. . . Answer 1 The phase that should matter most is the one you are working with now. In other words, you should learn to champion the age group you work with so you can become a specialist. That’s why churches need age-group pastors or directors. Specialists provide focus, and focus gives a ministry momentum and relevance. The difference between a stagnant swamp and a flowing river is... Read More
Why Your Ministry Needs a Champion

Why Your Ministry Needs a Champion

If you’re reading this article, more than likely it’s because you influence children or teenagers. That puts you in a unique tribe of leaders who spend every week teaching, programming, and leading the next generation. It also means it’s up to you. You are in a position to change how adults in your church see kids and teenagers, how nonbelieving parents see your church, how Christian families see their neighbors, and how lead pastors see children and youth ministry. You have a list of... Read More
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