How to Join the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

While the damage and impact of this flood can be overwhelming, our collective efforts can help the affected communities get back on their feet. Earlier today our Orange Specialists team reached out to one of our partner churches in the area…

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When Something Doesn’t Quite Feel Right

Ever felt like the “energy” in your student environment was off? Ever said something like, “Numbers were good, but the energy was low.” What to do when the “energy” in the room isn’t quite right…

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Update to Lead Small App Customization for XP3 Users

If you’re an XP3 user and a Lead Small App user, app customization just got a HUGE upgrade! Learn about the new changes and how the upgrade will save you time…

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COLOR WARS: A New Game for Your Student Ministry

We all want our leaders to connect with our students. Games and recreational activities are the perfect opportunity for those connections to take hold. Recently we held our first annual COLOR WARS event, and it was a big hit! Give it a try! Here’s what you need…

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How to Join the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

How to Join the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

If you’ve been following the news over the past week or so, you’ve probably seen images of the terrible flooding in Louisiana. The flooding has damaged or destroyed around 40,000 homes, and the relief effort is only just beginning. While the damage and impact of this flood can be overwhelming, our collective efforts can help the affected communities get back on their feet. Earlier today our Orange Specialists team reached out to one of our partner churches in the area, The Bayou... read more
Aaron Gets Personal with Church Leaders

Aaron Gets Personal with Church Leaders

Need a quick laugh to help you get through the rest of the week? In this video Aaron gets personal with church leaders Adam Duckworth, Eryn Erickson, and Sam Collier as they discuss shoes, dog modeling, and going clubbing. Learn more about Orange curriculum at TryOrangeFree.com. read more
When Something Doesn’t Quite Feel Right

When Something Doesn’t Quite Feel Right

Have you ever attended a group gathering (concert, work, church, school recital, etc) where you are haunted by the energy in the room? You are sitting there, trying to engage, but constantly distracted by the feeling of “this just doesn’t seem right.” This awkwardness often causes us to disengage, almost giving the same knee-jerk response you might have when you hit skip on Pandora because a song came on that doesn’t seem like it fits (why did they just play Fetty Wap on my Avett Brothers... read more
Weird, Crazy, & Gross Student Ministry Stories

Weird, Crazy, & Gross Student Ministry Stories

During the Orange Conference a few months ago we asked some student pastors to share their weirdest, craziest, grossest student ministry stories. (Because when you work in student ministry, you’re going to run into some weird and crazy stuff!) Watch the video below if you need a quick laugh, and then share your weird and crazy student ministry story in the... read more
Update to Lead Small App Customization for XP3 Users

Update to Lead Small App Customization for XP3 Users

By Afton Phillips I think it’s a pre-requisite for youth pastors to be flexible. Engaging anyone between the ages of 13 to 18 requires a little bit of patience and a whole lot of adaptability. Everything can change so quickly—opinions… decisions… moods. One day they’re really into silly bands, and the next they’re into boy bands. They tell you to stop the bus at Pizza Hut, only to get out and order ice cream. They tell you they hate T-Swift for what she did to Kanye, the same day they’re... read more

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