IDEAS AND CONVERSATIONS TO HELP YOU INFLUENCE THE NEXT GENERATION.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The preschool years are tough on parents — it’s a time when kids are questioning everything, forming their own opinions, and ... Read More
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
Ministry is not easy. Marriage is not easy. Trying to keep a thriving marriage in ministry can sometimes feel impossible. Working for ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Welcome back to another episode of the Think Orange Podcast. Today, we’re talking intergenerational neighboring. What's ... Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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.