Build A Legacy, Not Just A Great Service

Build A Legacy, Not Just A Great Service

Remember, what you’re doing now matters more than it feels like it does. That’s why this week and every week is really important. ~Reggie Joiner I still remember the moment like it was yesterday. We drove along the rutted orange clay roads that led to a small village in eastern Uganda. It was Sunday morning and I was there to help document the work of Arise Africa – an organization that provides support to pastors and vulnerable children. We could hear the music as we... Read More
5 Ways To Know If Small Groups Are Working

5 Ways To Know If Small Groups Are Working

Having a strategy and a plan is important. Even more important is being able to measure if your strategy is working! For my team and me, one of the best places we can measure to see if the Orange Strategy is having an impact is in our Small Groups. We fully identify with the benefit of “putting a trusted adult in the life of children BEFORE they need them, so they will be there when they need them.” Here are five ways you can tell if Small Groups are working for you! Parents respond to their... Read More
Your Stories Could Win You a Ticket to Orange Conference 2014!

Your Stories Could Win You a Ticket to Orange Conference 2014!

This week, I said YES to chocolate. Perhaps some of you did, too. But it hasn’t changed my life. Now, there are some “Yesses” in my life that have changed me, my circumstances, or my ministry. What are some “Yesses” in your life that have changed how you lead, what direction to take in ministry, or where to lean in? As you may know, this year, the theme of The Orange Conference is YES. Throughout the conference attendees will learn how just one word can change everything: Yes, you can do less... Read More
How Small Groups Became the Cornerstone of Sunday Mornings for Living Word Community

How Small Groups Became the Cornerstone of Sunday Mornings for Living Word Community

by Marti Jackson I work with a tribe of crazy people—and I mean that in the best way possible! Each person on our team is gifted with unique talents by God, and we’ve come to love our diversity and individual contributions. So, when a little over a year ago our children’s ministry team decided collectively that being a “good ministry” just wasn’t enough, we agreed we were going to be in for a wild ride. It wasn’t enough to just “be good” for our children, it wasn’t enough for our families, and... Read More
Play for Keeps and WIN

Play for Keeps and WIN

What would happen if you spent one day re-prioritizing what you do each week in the life of a kid or teenager? We asked you this question, and it started a conversation. It began at Orange Conference 2013 and continued this fall on Orange Tour. What you do each week matters because there is a short window of opportunity to make a permanent imprint on the heart of a child. Over the past few months, we’ve discussed a few core things to focus on every week that will have a significant impact on... Read More