Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. Here are the contents of our “Just a Phase” bookshelf (warning: some are literally textbooks, so grab some coffee and a dictionary before you begin). Caring for Your Baby and Young Child – American Academy of Pediatrics The Wonder Years – American Academy of Pediatrics Teaching in the Secondary School, 5th edition – David Armstrong & Tom Savage Emerging Adulthood – Jeffrey Arnett Your... Read More
Leaving A Legacy Beyond The Program

Leaving A Legacy Beyond The Program

by Ian Rock Regardless of the size of a church or specific ministry, we spend a ton of resources (time, financial, and volunteer) creating environments and services that are safe and engaging. We meticulously walk the tightrope of innovation and sustainability, attracting and engaging both visitors and those who call our ministry home. With so much of our effort and energy being focused on our weekly gatherings, it’s easy to lose sight of what the lasting legacy of our ministry will be as we... Read More
Consistency And Excellence, Ministry By Ministry

Consistency And Excellence, Ministry By Ministry

Stephanie Watson is the family ministries director at Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. Today, we’re featuring Stephanie, highlighting her work with children. We asked Stephanie about her experience with her phase and how Orange is being used in Woodland’s environments. Orange: Tell us about your church. Stephanie: Woodland Hills Community Church began in 2002. We are located in an abandoned amusement park and we meet in a castle! We have a focus on marriage and... Read More
NOTES: Reggie Joiner, #OC15 Session One

NOTES: Reggie Joiner, #OC15 Session One

Treat every kid like they are made in the image of God. As a parent there are three types of information you are supposed to know: information you are supposed to know but no one told you, information you are supposed to know but changed, information tucked away in a parenting book you read 10 years ago Reasons why we miss phases: 1. We don’t see what we don’t see We have to pay attention because our role is redefined at every phase. Preschool asks, “Am I able?” Your... Read More
What’s Your Phase?—OC15 Contest Winners!

What’s Your Phase?—OC15 Contest Winners!

It’s just a phase, but it’s all yours. Whether you wow the adorable preschoolers, brave the daring elementary kids, weird out with the middle-schoolers or Snap Chat the high-schoolers, you’ve chosen to work with one or more life stages that holds a special place in your heart. And you wouldn’t trade it for anything. In exchange for Orange Conference 2015 tickets, we asked you why you decided to work with your phase and, of course, why it’s the best. Once again, you didn’t disappoint! You... Read More