All the Orange Love During Blogger Week!

All the Orange Love During Blogger Week!

It’s a week full of love here at Orange! We are so honored to have some wonderful family ministry bloggers as our partners and friends! This week, Orange bloggers are sharing some Orange love, so check out what they have to say! What is Orange Blogger Week? It’s when a great team of Blogger friends from all over the country serving in different ministries share about their experiences with Orange. All week long, they will be sharing about their past experiences with Orange and the... Read More
Boundaries: 4 Practical Ways to Separate Work and Life

Boundaries: 4 Practical Ways to Separate Work and Life

In the article, “Your Mission Begins with Boundaries,“ we discussed the necessity of healthy boundaries. Boundaries are a tangible way that we show our faith in God to handle the aspects of our work that we cannot control. Instilling boundaries in our lives affects us physically and spiritually as we walk out our vocation and volunteer where we expend a large amount of time and emotional energy. Boundaries are a spiritual discipline that allows us to care for ourselves well, and... Read More
NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018: A Gathering Exclusively for NextGen Pastors

NEXT 2018, held January 22-24 in Cumming, Ga., will bring together more than 100 next generation pastors and youth ministry leaders from some of the largest churches in the United States to have conversations about some of today’s most pressing issues. Since its inception four years ago, the event has tackled various topics, from racial reconciliation to workplace culture. “Oftentimes, leaders in ministry feel like they’re alone,” said Frank Bealer, executive director of leadership development... Read More
Orange Conference Breakouts: Where the Magic Happens

Orange Conference Breakouts: Where the Magic Happens

The Orange Conference is just a few months away. It’s always a fantastic time for me as I get to connect with a variety of ministers from all over the world and I get an opportunity to learn from some of the great thought leaders in children’s, Student and family ministry world. As great as it is to hear from these amazing speakers, where I benefit the most is from the YouLead and breakout sessions. I really enjoy the YouLead time and breakout sessions for a few reasons: They are interactive.... Read More
6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

6 Ways to Make Small Group Leader Meetings Great

It might seem easy to blame your SGLs for your meeting failures. Have you ever heard yourself say thing like “They aren’t committed enough” or “They are too busy” or “They weren’t even paying attention!” And maybe you’re right. But maybe there’s something wrong with the way you’ve been creating your meetings. I think there are six things we can do to make a GREAT small group leader meeting. Make sure you’ve got all six ingredients, and you’re on your way to making a meeting strategy that... Read More