Voices of the Phase Project :: Sue Miller

Voices of the Phase Project :: Sue Miller

Sue Miller can most accurately be described as a cornerstone, not just for us at Orange, but for preschool ministry as a whole. For 17 years she led a 3,000-strong children’s ministry at Willow Creek Community Church, and since 2005 she’s developed groundbreaking ministry books, resources and events for preschool leaders, volunteers, and parents. She’s an expert on families and an integral part of our family at Orange.... Read More
This Winter’s BEST Volunteer Conference!

This Winter’s BEST Volunteer Conference!

It’s Time! It’s Time! Do you guys know that we have a winter volunteer conference? Yep, it’s for real. It’s called Live to Serve, and it launches this month. Surprised? Let me explain for a second. If you and I have spent any time together, you already know that I am passionate about volunteers—your volunteers. I want each one of them to be convinced that their role is significant and their mission compelling enough to give their very best effort. I want them to know that they have so much to... Read More
#BeyondSunday: Leveraging Social Media To Connect With Adults And Why It’s Important

#BeyondSunday: Leveraging Social Media To Connect With Adults And Why It’s Important

You did it. You survived another Sunday. For those of you who lead a ministry, your tendency is to probably focus on Sunday, right? Of course it is, and why wouldn’t you? That’s where you have the opportunity to connect with families. You have a chance to help kids connect with a small group leader who will not only teach them God’s truths but help them apply these truth’s to their lives. Sunday is the big show and come Monday morning, the clock starts all over again as you prepare to recruit... Read More
A Volunteer’s Best Serving Role

A Volunteer’s Best Serving Role

What do you do when you discover a volunteer who is clearly in the wrong spot? There’s usually a story behind why they are there . . . Gina loves being on the worship team, and shows up at every rehearsal. She never misses. She is one of our most faithful volunteers. The problem is that Gina cannot sing. The tech team just turns her mic off whenever she is performing. She’s the only one who doesn’t know. Who should tell her the truth? Mike’s a coach in our ministry. He is a very organized... Read More
Consistency: The Key To Transforming Your Ministry

Consistency: The Key To Transforming Your Ministry

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your small group leaders served consistently? Wouldn’t you love to see the kind of difference your church could make if every SGL was committed to showing up and investing in kids, not just . . . once a month every other week or most of the time but every week? If you had more consistent small group leaders, I think you’d make a pretty big impact for the kingdom, don’t you? When SGLs show up weekly, they make deeper connections, develop greater influence, and have a... Read More