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TOP 078: Gen Z, Small Groups and Singing: The Best of Ashley Bohinc

TOP 078: Gen Z, Small Groups and Singing: The Best of Ashley Bohinc

It’s a bittersweet day here at the Think Orange Podcast as we celebrate and commemorate Ashley Bohinc’s last show as a regular host ... Read More

077: Dealing with Burnout, Cynicism, and Isolation as a Ministry Leader

077: Dealing with Burnout, Cynicism, and Isolation as a Ministry Leader

We travel all around the country, talking to thousands of leaders, and over and over we hear stories of burnout, cynicism, and ... Read More

076: Creating a Volunteer-Led Marriage Ministry

076: Creating a Volunteer-Led Marriage Ministry

If you want to reach the heart of a kid, then you have to reach the heart of his or her parents. And the number one way to do that? ... Read More

075: How Hospitality Transforms Leadership

075: How Hospitality Transforms Leadership

If you asked the average passerby on the street, they probably wouldn’t say that Christianity and partying go hand in hand. In fact, ... Read More

074: How To Be Brave

074: How To Be Brave

On Episode 74 of The Think Orange Podcast, we sit down with Danielle Strickland, co-founder of the Brave Global Movement. Her ... Read More

073: Helping Local Schools Win

073: Helping Local Schools Win

Today on The Pod, we hear from two educational experts who are passionate about educating ministry leaders and families on ways schools Read More

072: Mentorship in Ministry

072: Mentorship in Ministry

The author of Proverbs 15:22 tells us, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” There’s no profession, ... Read More

071: Being Open To Unpacking Your Own Bias

071: Being Open To Unpacking Your Own Bias

The call for racial reconciliation is louder than ever. It’s impossible to turn on the news or scroll through social media and not be ... Read More

070: How To Develop Strong Student Leaders

070: How To Develop Strong Student Leaders

We would probably all agree that service is an important part of student leadership development, but is having students in leadership ... Read More

069: Helping Students Find Their Voice

069: Helping Students Find Their Voice

Today on the Pod, good friends Sam Collier and Tedashii join us in the bunker for a conversation on finding your voice. We talk about ... Read More

068: Key Ministry Shifts that Work for Emerging Adults

068: Key Ministry Shifts that Work for Emerging Adults

Most church leaders—especially those in family ministries—would say they pour a great deal of time, energy, and resources into ... Read More

067: Leveraging Culture and Creativity to Engage Generation Z and Millennials

067: Leveraging Culture and Creativity to Engage Generation Z and Millennials

If you live outside the city, are over the age of 30, or never turn on your car radio, you might not be aware of some of the cultural ... Read More

066: Building a Comprehensive Plan from Birth to College

066: Building a Comprehensive Plan from Birth to College

Kids are, if nothing else, a growing and changing group. As they move from babies to toddler, from preschoolers to elementary ... Read More

065: Engaging Families In Your Community with a VBS Strategy

065: Engaging Families In Your Community with a VBS Strategy

For some of us in ministry, Vacation Bible School (VBS) is as woven into the fabric of our churches as the Sunday offering or corporate Read More

064: How Your Church Can Advocate For A Vulnerable Generation

064: How Your Church Can Advocate For A Vulnerable Generation

Do ever feel like maybe your church should be doing more? Sure, you care for your congregation every Sunday and throughout the week, ... Read More

063: The Hallmark of a Healthy Community

063: The Hallmark of a Healthy Community

Community is a buzzword—everyone is talking about it. But in our increasingly digital world, people often feel lonely and crave ... Read More

062: Leading Through Crisis, Tragedy and Trauma

062: Leading Through Crisis, Tragedy and Trauma

When tragedy strikes, you’re likely the first person people turn to. That’s both a heavy burden and a great blessing. Done right, your ... Read More

061: How To Invite Parents to the Party

061: How To Invite Parents to the Party

As church and ministry leaders, we know that we need to partner with parents to better influence the life of a child. But where we ... Read More

060: How to Create Big Change with Small Groups

060: How to Create Big Change with Small Groups

Small groups are all about fostering community. As pastors and church leaders, you know that. You’re here to learn how you can help ... Read More

059: Being For Our Neighbors

059: Being For Our Neighbors

In a fast-paced world where our focus often gets pulled from one thing to the next, it can be easy to miss what’s happening beyond the ... Read More

058: Finding Staff Who Stick

058: Finding Staff Who Stick

As a ministry leader, there’s nothing more daunting than setting out to hire a new staff member. You might wonder: Will I be able to ... Read More

057: Confrontation, Boundaries and Deciding Not to Quit

057: Confrontation, Boundaries and Deciding Not to Quit

We’ve all felt the Monday morning dread. I don’t want to go to work today, maybe I should just quit? The truth is this: Your calling to Read More

056: How to Become a Better Leader

056: How to Become a Better Leader

If you’re checking out this podcast, you’re probably in some sort of leadership role. Maybe you lead a team at your church. Or maybe ... Read More

055: One Voice Across Your Family Ministry

055: One Voice Across Your Family Ministry

As a ministry leader, you spend a lot of time thinking about what messages your kids, students, and volunteers hear within your ... Read More

054: The Best of The Orange Conference, Part II

054: The Best of The Orange Conference, Part II

What could happen if we saw everyone the way Jesus sees them? The students in our ministry who don’t listen or behave. Our neighbors ... Read More

053: Best of The Orange Conference, Part I

053: Best of The Orange Conference, Part I

In all of our churches, the people we serve seem to have more differences than commonalities. Things like the color of our skin, the ... Read More

052: What’s New with Today’s Preteens

052: What’s New with Today’s Preteens

Preteens hold unprecedented influence, more than any other time in history. Yet, anyone who has spent time in children’s or middle ... Read More

051: What the Bible Teaches Us about Storytelling

051: What the Bible Teaches Us about Storytelling

Whether we realize it or not, stories are prevalent in all of our lives. They build our imaginations and shape how we process ... Read More

050: Building a Team from Scratch

050: Building a Team from Scratch

Today we hear from two sides of experience on the leadership development spectrum. Our first guest is Geoff Surratt, a ministry veteran Read More

049: Overcoming Fear, Anxiety, Rejection & Comfort In Your Ministry and Life

049: Overcoming Fear, Anxiety, Rejection & Comfort In Your Ministry and Life

Today on a very special edition of the Think Orange Podcast, we sit down with Louie Giglio to talk about his latest books Goliath Must ... Read More

048: Five Principles for Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (Part 2 of 2)

048: Five Principles for Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (Part 2 of 2)

The families in your church and community have a lot going on. Some days are a nonstop hustle from breakfast to bed time, with ... Read More

047: Five Principles for Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (Part 1 of 2)

047: Five Principles for Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (Part 1 of 2)

Raising kids isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s bound to be messes, sleepless nights, and questions (oh so very many questions) ... Read More

046: Showing Up For the Next Generation

046: Showing Up For the Next Generation

There’s 168 hours in the week, and the families who attend our churches only spend 1 of them with us—if that! And that’s not even to ... Read More

045: Creating a Safe Place for Grieving Families

045: Creating a Safe Place for Grieving Families

As the church, we are called to gather around those in pain. But what about those whose pain isn’t as obvious—how do we help them? In ... Read More

044: How to Reimagine and Redesign Your Ministry

044: How to Reimagine and Redesign Your Ministry

As church leaders, we know Sunday doesn’t just happen. It takes time, energy, and resources to create programming week after week. But ... Read More

043: Mapping Community Assets

043: Mapping Community Assets

As church leaders, we spend a lot of time planning programs, events, and weekend gatherings for people in our communities. We think if ... Read More

042: Tips for Building a Successful Family Ministry in a Start-Up Church

042: Tips for Building a Successful Family Ministry in a Start-Up Church

When you’re a start-up church, there are a million details to think about before you can even open your doors. It can be tempting to ... Read More

041: Mobilizing Volunteers to Accomplish Your Mission

041: Mobilizing Volunteers to Accomplish Your Mission

We’ve all been there. Sunday morning rolls around and we’re panicked by the number of volunteer roles left unfilled. We think, “Don’t ... Read More

040: Growing Young By Engaging the Next Generation

040: Growing Young By Engaging the Next Generation

As ministry leaders, we’re eager to mentor the next generation. We have so much insight and wisdom to pass on after all. But investing ... Read More

039: Tips and Tools for Time Management

039: Tips and Tools for Time Management

Have you ever gotten to the end of a busy day—one in which you rushed breathlessly from task to task—and asked yourself, “Where did the Read More

038: Increasing Your Capacity As a Leader

038: Increasing Your Capacity As a Leader

We all have goals we’d like to achieve, dreams we want to see become a reality, and priorities we want to elevate. But at the end of ... Read More

037: What 46 Leaders Taught Us About Leading The Next Generation (The Best of 2017)

037: What 46 Leaders Taught Us About Leading The Next Generation (The Best of 2017)

This year, we’ve heard from some of the Church’s most insightful youth ministry leaders to help us learn how to help make kids faith ... Read More

036: Why Every Kid Needs Five Adults

036: Why Every Kid Needs Five Adults

Nobody has more power to influence a child than a parent. But that doesn’t mean a parent is the only influence in their child’s life. ... Read More

035: The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans with Josh Shipp

035: The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans with Josh Shipp

Leading teenagers is simultaneously one of the hardest parts of youth ministry and one of the most rewarding — it’s a time of high ... Read More

034: How To Engage Today’s Youth And Families

034: How To Engage Today’s Youth And Families

Research shows one out of two teens drift from their faith after graduation from high school. With numbers like these, youth leaders ... Read More

033: Choosing A Lifestyle Of Generosity

033: Choosing A Lifestyle Of Generosity

As ministry leaders, the lines of generosity are blurred because giving is a part of our job descriptions. So what does it look like to Read More

032: How To Influence And Mobilize Students

032: How To Influence And Mobilize Students

Your work as a ministry leader is hard. Each week, you give all of yourself — and then some — to reach those your ministry serves. ... Read More

031: Unleashing Leadership Potential in Students with Greg Bradford and Stuart Hall

031: Unleashing Leadership Potential in Students with Greg Bradford and Stuart Hall

Are you and other members of your staff wracking your brains to figure out ways to get everything done? Are you trying to scale your Read More

030: How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge with Frank Bealer and Clay Scroggins

030: How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge with Frank Bealer and Clay Scroggins

Sometimes, you feel stuck. You see all the possibilities that lay ahead in your ministry, yet you feel held back by your position on ... Read More

029: 360° Leadership – Leading From Stage, In The Office And At Home with Jeff Henderson and Brad Lomenick

029: 360° Leadership – Leading From Stage, In The Office And At Home with Jeff Henderson and Brad Lomenick

Leadership is hard. There are so many systems to manage and personalities to navigate on top of the small, but urgent tasks that await ... Read More

028: How The Church Can Be The Bridge In Race Relations with Tasha Morrison

028: How The Church Can Be The Bridge In Race Relations with Tasha Morrison

Addressing racism and injustice is messy and difficult to talk about, and it’s natural to either avoid the conversation altogether or ... Read More

027: Inviting Someone New To The Table with Reggie Joiner, Kara Powell, Virginia Ward and Sam Collier

027: Inviting Someone New To The Table with Reggie Joiner, Kara Powell, Virginia Ward and Sam Collier

A lot has changed in churches throughout the years, but if you walk into most churches on their day of worship, you’ll see they bear an Read More

026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

026: Clarifying the Win for Small Group Leaders with Tom Shefchunas, Afton Phillips and Ashley Bohinc

If you’re a listener of this podcast, you likely understand the great importance of small groups and how they’re a big part of growing ... Read More

025: Why Preschool Ministry Is So Important To Growing Kids’ Faith with Brittany Compton-Robertson and Cass Brannan

025: Why Preschool Ministry Is So Important To Growing Kids’ Faith with Brittany Compton-Robertson and Cass Brannan

The preschool years are tough on parents — it’s a time when kids are questioning everything, forming their own opinions, and ... Read More

024: Using Family Experiences To Reach Families with Carrie Hood, Mike Clear and Greg Payne

024: Using Family Experiences To Reach Families with Carrie Hood, Mike Clear and Greg Payne

As adults, the idea of influencing the faith of the next generation can be daunting — not only is there an age difference to contend ... Read More

023: How To Protect And Strengthen Your Marriage While Working In Ministry with Ted Lowe and Doug Fields

023: How To Protect And Strengthen Your Marriage While Working In Ministry with Ted Lowe and Doug Fields

Ministry is not easy. Marriage is not easy. Trying to keep a thriving marriage in ministry can sometimes feel impossible. Working for ... Read More

022: Chasing Failure and Uncovering the Lies that Hold Us Back with Ryan Leak and Carlos Whittaker

022: Chasing Failure and Uncovering the Lies that Hold Us Back with Ryan Leak and Carlos Whittaker

We all have things we’re afraid of. Some of those fears stay on the surface and are easy to talk about—like our host Dave’s fear of ... Read More

021: Setting And Achieving Goals In Your Ministry and Life with Jon Acuff

021: Setting And Achieving Goals In Your Ministry and Life with Jon Acuff

God calls each of us to put our talents and gifts to work. And when we’re feeling the pull, we start on the goal, project or other ... Read More

020: Communicating With Kids On and Off Stage with Jeanne Stevens and Afton Phillips

020: Communicating With Kids On and Off Stage with Jeanne Stevens and Afton Phillips

Have you ever tried to talk to a kid and realized you had no clue what to say next? Or maybe you were locked in conversation, but had ... Read More

019: Speaking To Students with Jamey Dickens and Ben Crawshaw

019: Speaking To Students with Jamey Dickens and Ben Crawshaw

If you’re a communicator, maybe you sometimes feel stuck in a rut. Every week, you get up and talk and students halfheartedly listen ... Read More

018: The Power of Story with Heather Zempel and Dan Scott

018: The Power of Story with Heather Zempel and Dan Scott

Welcome back to another episode of the Think Orange Podcast. A boy living under the stairs discovers he’s a wizard. The unlikely ... Read More

017: Influencing Spiritual Habits with Adam Duckworth, Stuart Hall and Brooklyn Lindsey

017: Influencing Spiritual Habits with Adam Duckworth, Stuart Hall and Brooklyn Lindsey

Spiritual habits. It’s not exactly an exciting phrase. Many of us aren’t even sure what spiritual habits really are—let alone how to ... Read More

016: Why Every Phase Of A Kid’s Life Matters with Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy

016: Why Every Phase Of A Kid’s Life Matters with Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy

Parenthood is a constantly changing landscape. The second you think you have your kid figured out, something changes—they grow up a ... Read More

015: What You Need to Know About Special Needs Ministry with Tom & Alica Parsons and Meaghan Wall

015: What You Need to Know About Special Needs Ministry with Tom & Alica Parsons and Meaghan Wall

As ministry leaders, we believe every person matters to God. And as leaders who think Orange, we know the importance of the family in ... Read More

014: How To Get Different Generations To Work Together With Virginia Ward and Chuck Bomar

014: How To Get Different Generations To Work Together With Virginia Ward and Chuck Bomar

Welcome back to another episode of the Think Orange Podcast. Today, we’re talking intergenerational neighboring. What's ... Read More

013: Thinking For Our Neighbors with Jeff Henderson and Pat Rowland

013: Thinking For Our Neighbors with Jeff Henderson and Pat Rowland

As a church, staff or leadership team... what do you want your church to be known for? This question is both simple and ... Read More

012: Mobilizing Students to Serve with Greg Bradford and Dr. Duffy Robbins

012: Mobilizing Students to Serve with Greg Bradford and Dr. Duffy Robbins

Welcome back to another episode of the Think Orange Podcast. On today’s episode, we’re talking about how to mobilize our students to ... Read More

011: Persistence in Partnering with Parents: Practical Strategies from Will Hutcherson and Jim Burns

011: Persistence in Partnering with Parents: Practical Strategies from Will Hutcherson and Jim Burns

From busy schedules to the uncertainties about if they have what it takes, parents in our communities are up against a lot. As ministry Read More

010: Reactivating The Family Every Week with Mike Clear and Sherry Surratt

010: Reactivating The Family Every Week with Mike Clear and Sherry Surratt

The church has 40 hours with a child annually, and their parents have 3,000 hours with them. If we want to impact the lifelong faith of Read More

009: Five Roles Of A Small Group Leader with Adam Duckworth and Terry Scalzitti

009: Five Roles Of A Small Group Leader with Adam Duckworth and Terry Scalzitti

The best way for kids to know God is for kids to know people who know God. God leverages community and relationships to bring kids and ... Read More

008: How To Take Small Groups To The Next Level with Terry Scalzitti, Brooklyn Lindsey & Joseph Sojourner

008: How To Take Small Groups To The Next Level with Terry Scalzitti, Brooklyn Lindsey & Joseph Sojourner

At Orange, we talk a lot about the idea of leading small—impacting the lifelong faith of your few. And small groups are an essential ... Read More

007: Is Life Balance In Ministry Real? Carey Nieuwof, Doug Fields and Frank Bealer Share Their Perspectives

007: Is Life Balance In Ministry Real? Carey Nieuwof, Doug Fields and Frank Bealer Share Their Perspectives

As ministry leaders, our lives are filled to the brim with people, events and the important work of advancing the Kingdom of God. It’s ... Read More

006: How Do We Inspire Kids And Teens To Be The Church? A Conversation On Service With Reggie Joiner and Kara Powell

006: How Do We Inspire Kids And Teens To Be The Church? A Conversation On Service With Reggie Joiner and Kara Powell

Can kids and teens ever become the church if they only ever attend church? What if the way we do church is stunting the faith of a ... Read More

005: How Can The Church Impact A Child’s Life Forever? Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas on the What, Why and How of Influential Small Group Leaders

005: How Can The Church Impact A Child’s Life Forever? Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas on the What, Why and How of Influential Small Group Leaders

How do you impact a child's life and faith forever? Give them a caring leader and a predictable and safe community where they can grow ... Read More

004: What Should We Say To Kids At Church This Week? – Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy and Dan Scott on Being Relevant, Saying Less and Prioritizing What’s Most Important

004: What Should We Say To Kids At Church This Week? – Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy and Dan Scott on Being Relevant, Saying Less and Prioritizing What’s Most Important

It’s the goal of every ministry leader to help kids and teenagers have a relationship with Jesus. But if you want students to hear more Read More

003: Partnering with Parents – Leveraging the Biggest Influence on a Kid’s Faith with Reggie Joiner and Sherry Surratt

003: Partnering with Parents – Leveraging the Biggest Influence on a Kid’s Faith with Reggie Joiner and Sherry Surratt

Nobody influences the life of a child more than a parent. But nobody influences the life of a parent more than the church. If the ... Read More

Bonus 001: Join Us For The OC17 Live Stream!

Bonus 001: Join Us For The OC17 Live Stream!

If you’re not familiar with the Orange Conference, it’s a 3-day conference for family ministry and next generation leaders and ... Read More

002: Impact Requires Alignment – Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof on Creating a Common Goal and Getting Ministry Leaders to Work Together

002: Impact Requires Alignment – Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof on Creating a Common Goal and Getting Ministry Leaders to Work Together

Thinking orange is combining the love of the home with the light of the church to impact and influence a child’s faith. But where do ... Read More

001: What Is Orange? – Reggie Joiner on How Your Church Can Influence the Faith of Kids and Students

001: What Is Orange? – Reggie Joiner on How Your Church Can Influence the Faith of Kids and Students

You care about kids and teenagers, and you want them to have a better future. How do you and your church effectively influence their ... Read More

000: Welcome to The Think Orange Podcast!

000: Welcome to The Think Orange Podcast!

Welcome to The Think Orange Podcast – a podcast for anyone who wants to influence the faith of the next generation. In our opening ... Read More

ABOUT

Orange is a division of The reThink Group, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. To “Think Orange” means that you believe that the Church and home can have a greater influence on the faith of kids and teens by working together, rather than separately. It’s the strategy introduced by Reggie Joiner and the Orange team that thousands of churches around the world have used to build and grow successful family ministries for almost two decades.

Every week, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on conversations with ministry and life stage experts as they unpack insights, principles and strategies that will help you better lead yourself, your ministry, your church and your community. Each episode will feature one idea to explore that inspires, challenges and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation.

Listener questions will also be answered, ensuring that your voice is heard and your ministry issues are addressed. We want to provide you with great content that is tangible, practical and relevant to ministries of all shapes and sizes. We’ll start the dialogue that allows you to take action.

We’re giving you a seat at the table. Pull up a chair.

Dave Adamson

DAVE ADAMSON (HOST)

Much to the surprise of his high school English teacher, Dave Adamson made a living as a TV reporter on one of Australia’s top sports networks. But he turned his back on the high-paying world of sports media to become a professional Christian, moving to the US with his wife, Meg, and three daughters, Chelsea, Ella, and Jordyn. When he’s not working as a pastor at North Point Ministries in Atlanta, he’s usually making his family cross their arms, roll their eyes, and tap their feet while he takes “just one more quick photo” on family outings. You’ll also often find him up to his neck in “Jewish stuff” as he researches the cultural context of Jesus for his daily Instagram devotions.

ASHLEY BOHINC (HOST)

Ashley serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange. She has worked with students in public education, athletic and ministry settings for the last 12 years. Ashley is most passionate about resourcing the local church, communicating on stage, developing leaders, working with students and world missions. Additionally, she is the USA Director of Carry 117, a ministry in Ethiopia which focuses on orphan prevention and family preservation by empowering women. In her downtime, you’ll find her watching Friends, cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers, traveling, reading, or on one of her Fairytale Friday Adventures.

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