How to Manage Your Day to be More Productive in Ministry

How to Manage Your Day to be More Productive in Ministry

If you’re anything like me, then you are very busy. Let’s be honest. Right now there’s just more things to do than time to do them in. There’s a lot of talk about how our lives are a lot busier than ever before. I honestly don’t think this is true. I think we were just as busy back in the settler days. The difference is the amount of individual tasks we have now. The things we did before took up our entire day. Individual tasks took a lot longer, so that meant consequently we could do fewer of... Read More
How To Use Facebook Live For Your Ministry Events

How To Use Facebook Live For Your Ministry Events

Live video is the “it” thing to do for Church social media managers and communicators these days. It started with Meerkat being released in the spring of 2015. Since then Periscope (which links directly to your Twitter account), and NOW Facebook Live have taken over and are the premier live video options out there. These tools are not just great for social media managers and communicators, but for ministry leaders as well. In fact, utilizing live video is essential for any ministry you are... Read More
Orange Leaders’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

Orange Leaders’ Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015

This past year, our wonderful writers and bloggers for Orange Leaders shared some of their best leadership ideas with the Orange community. Below is a list of the top 10 blog posts from 2015. Thank you for reading and making this past year our best year yet! Onward to 2016! 10. 4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers, by Holly Crawshaw – Finding volunteers is no simple task. Finding good volunteers? It’s like a treasure hunt. But finding good volunteers willing to serve in the summer? Now we’re... Read More
Consistency, Contextualization, And Comparison: How Orange Re-Shaped Our Kid’s Ministry

Consistency, Contextualization, And Comparison: How Orange Re-Shaped Our Kid’s Ministry

by Stephanie Smith Every group of kids shares different gifts, likes different jokes, and enjoys their own unique set of quirks. As leaders, we are responsible to serve the ones entrusted to us—whoever they are, whatever gifts they have. Our job is to lead them to Jesus. Because every group of children is different, no two ministries look exactly the same. As the children’s ministry director at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Georgia, I have the privilege of serving in a dense and diverse urban... 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