Starting with Strong Leadership

Starting with Strong Leadership

Though someone will likely have the title of pastor, churches that move from launch to momentum must have strong leadership, and that begins with the church planter. In fact, if pushed to prioritize what these new churches need most, I would select a leader, then a preacher (a capable teacher), and then a pastor (the caring shepherd), in that order. Leadership is a gift. It’s among the spiritual gifts listed in Scripture: “If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility... Read More
5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

by Chara Robinson I have the pleasure of being the children’s pastor at Hill City Church located in Richmond, Virginia. We are a city church right on the dividing line of the city and county, nearby interstate exchanges. September 14, 2015, we turned ONE YEAR OLD! We have about 350-360 active adults in the church and about 65 kids, birth through 8th grade. In retrospect, the texts I sent my husband, close friends and lead pastor after I was asked to write a blog post on the Orange Leaders site... Read More
Geoff Surratt is Taking Over Orange Leaders’ Social Media Channels!

Geoff Surratt is Taking Over Orange Leaders’ Social Media Channels!

If you follow the Orange Leaders’ accounts on social media, you may notice a familiar voice posting and spreading Orange information today. That’s because we’ve been taken over by Geoff Surratt on Facebook and Twitter! Throughout the day, you’ll be able to interact with Geoff, ask questions, share stories, get information and learn more about the Start-up Church Track at the 2014 Orange Conference. Who is Geoff Surratt? Geoff lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife Sherry who is the CEO of... Read More
Starting from Scratch: Incorporating Orange in a Church Start

Starting from Scratch: Incorporating Orange in a Church Start

by David Hibiske Starting something from scratch can be fun and exciting, yet challenging and at times overwhelming. If you find yourself in a place where you are able to build a family ministry from the ground up, get ready for an awesome adventure! We knew from the beginning of our church launch in February 2009 that we wanted to shape our family ministry to partner with parents, but we weren’t sure what exactly that would look like until we started incorporating the Orange Strategy. The... Read More