The Prolonged Road To Adulthood

I recently read a NY Times article called, “What is it about 20-Somethings?“ The article talks about the ever-changing (and extended) process twenty-somethings go through as they inch toward adulthood. Here’s something interesting the article points out: “We’re in the thick of what one sociologist calls “the changing timetable for adulthood.” Sociologists traditionally define the “transition to adulthood” as marked by five milestones: 1. completing school, 2. leaving home, 3. becoming... Read More

Awkward Conversations

I recently had a member of my team ask me for 5 minutes… We began our conversation and he started with a lot of prefacing. That’s never a good sign. As you might have gueseed…after the prefacing…he called me on something I had done that made him uncomfortable. I had fallen short as a leader in his mind…and he told me about it. So… how do you react? You feel you’ve been misunderstood. You feel that you need to defend yourself. You feel that it’s disrespectful. You feel like... Read More

Parenting Baby Steps with Kara Powell

Today we have a guest post from Kara Powell, the Executive Director of Fuller Youth Institute and author of several books (including Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, and Help! I’m a Woman in Youth Ministry), who flew in recently and wrote about her experience with the Orange staff. You can read more from her here. Last week I got to spend 24 hours with the great leadership team of reThink in Atlanta, Georgia.  I first met Reggie Joiner last fall and we had a great... Read More

Introducing MarriedPeople

No, we’re not introducing you to a specific couple. We are announcing the upcoming launch of a new organization that is part of the reThink family. It’s called MarriedPeople, and it won’t just take your marriage ministry to another level. Nope. It’s going to flip it upside down and turn it inside out. MarriedPeople is founded and led by Ted Lowe. Ted is one amazing person. Personally, I’ve worked side by side with him for several years, and I’m also thrilled... Read More

Friday Favs Volume 1

Music can communicate our message more effectively than when we just use words alone.  Today’s Friday Favs post is a compilation of music that strikes a chord with our staff members for how it communicates a message, emotion or inspires a story.  What’s your “go to” song that brings a smile to your day? Beauty in the World Album:  Beauty in the World Artist:  Macy Gray Selected by:  Yancy Elysium Album:  Gladiator Soundtrack Artist:  Klaus Badelt and Lisa Gerrard... Read More