Welcome! Tom Shefchunas as Executive Director of Student Strategy

Welcome! Tom Shefchunas as Executive Director of Student Strategy

At Orange, we are thrilled to announce that Tom Shefchunas has been named the Executive Director of Student Strategy. Bringing an education background, over a decade of student ministry experience, and a long-standing relationship with Orange to the position, Tom represents both an added dimension and a seamless transition to the company. In this role, he will be leading the content development, strategy, and overall direction for XP3 Middle School and High School curriculum, as well as the... Read More
Five Ways You Can Lead Student Volunteers Better

Five Ways You Can Lead Student Volunteers Better

When you work in kids ministry, you know volunteers are a big part of your success. Your volunteer teams on any given weekend can singlehandedly make or break the ministry experience for families. And it never fails: At the most inopportune times, it seems like everyone calls in sick and you’re in a tough spot. It’s time to start further building your team! Time to get some students on board. Now a lot of you are probably internally groaning at this suggestion. I get it. Teenagers have the... Read More
The Best Way to Mobilize Teens to Serve in Family Ministry

The Best Way to Mobilize Teens to Serve in Family Ministry

Let’s start by being honest. Improving the way you mobilize teens to serve in your church probably isn’t on your list of things to do this week. Or if it is, it’s right below “fix the broken urinal handle in the men’s restroom” on your task list. Mobilizing teens just doesn’t feel like a pressing issue. But what if mobilizing teenagers is a bigger deal than we think? What if it has a greater long-term impact on our students and our church than we give it credit? The truth is, mobilizing... Read More
Monday Is Coming

Monday Is Coming

by Mike Jeffries Sure, everybody knows about Sunday. That’s what churches do. Some churches might get wild and crazy and have a service on a Saturday. But that’s usually it. When it comes to church, everybody’s waiting for the weekend. Wait, though. What if the real action starts when the weekend ends and the week starts? What if it’s not about what happens on Sunday, but about what happens on Monday? That’s the idea behind this year’s Orange Conference, set for April 27-29 in Atlanta. This... Read More
What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

School has started, the leaves will be changing colors soon, and football is in full effect all over the country. That only means two things: Fall is here and the Orange Tour is starting! What?!? The Orange Tour?!? Oh yes, the Orange Tour. Every fall, the great people from The reThink Group take Orange on the road as they cram most everything you would get at The Orange Conference into an amazing one-day event! As one of the hosts of the Orange Tour this year, our church is especially excited... Read More