Why Our Catholic Church is Orange

Why Our Catholic Church is Orange

I am so excited to get to share a bit about our church’s story with you. We’re part of a small, but growing number of Catholic churches, who are using Orange Strategy and curriculum to prepare kids and students for lifelong faith. While we may be unique among Catholic churches in our area, we find that we have much in common with the thousands of other churches using Orange around the country. Regardless of denominational differences, we hold fast to a common belief in Jesus Christ and a... Read More
Making a Place in Your Ministry for Children With Special Needs

Making a Place in Your Ministry for Children With Special Needs

“The King will answer and say to them, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it for Me.’” – Matthew 25:40 (AMP) Oftentimes when we think of this verse, our thoughts are drawn to the homeless, the helpless, the sick or the poor. We think of third-world countries, people without food or clean drinking water, and children who are growing up without opportunity. During the last five years, our... Read More
Behind the Smile: What You Want Every SGL to Know

Behind the Smile: What You Want Every SGL to Know

You know them. You see them every week. They are students in your ministry. They walk in without a care in the world (or it seems), a smile on their face, phone in their hand and a hidden secret that no one knows. These smiling faces represent broken families, baggage, scars from failures, anxiety, pressures from social media, addiction, walls built to avoid disappointments, and a longing for someone to know the real them. These are the smiles we see week in and week out. As SGLs we are... Read More
It’s Personal at OC19—Registration is Now Open!

It’s Personal at OC19—Registration is Now Open!

When ministry is personal in the right way, it will not only change how your church sees your community, it will change how your community sees your church. At Orange Conference, not only do we want to talk about why churches that make it personal have a different kind of influence with a generation, we want to invite you to personally join us for a unique three-day experience. It’s personal when everyone who shows up cares about the faith of every kid. It’s a powerful experience to be... Read More
Don’t Delay on OC19 Tickets—Get Yours TODAY!

Don’t Delay on OC19 Tickets—Get Yours TODAY!

Growing up with three other siblings, we learned that if you wanted something, you called dibs. Has anyone else actually licked a slice of pizza before eating it to mark their territory or called shotgun for the front seat a week in advance from the family trip? Tickets for Orange Conference 2019 are available TODAY, and we want to make sure you are among the first to receive all the great things to come. Want your volunteers to kick it up a notch? Your parents to partner with you better? Your... Read More