Are We Hug Level?

We were so fortunate to have Jon Acuff join us for The Orange Conference 2012. His insights and humor are refreshing to leaders and church communities. Yesterday, Jon wrote on his Stuff Christians Like blog about a situation that occurred on-stage at OC12. We thought it was funny and wanted to make sure you saw it. So, what do you think? Are we hug level? The Assumed Hug by Jon Acuff I am more awkward than you. You probably feel like you are awkward, but you don’t have 5,000 witnesses to... Read More
Bachelor Degree: Passport to Privilege?

Bachelor Degree: Passport to Privilege?

A bachelor’s degree can bring an unparalleled amount of hope to college students. Every high school graduate knows that not getting one will make it extremely tough to get a decent paying job in the future. Actually, for them, the dreams of having a meaningful vocation will be brought to reality once they have their degree. If you talk to college-age people about obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you’ll find their aspirations to be off the charts as to what that means for them. Our culture... Read More

Follow Us Around!

You may know about this blog and the Orange Leaders Twitter feed, but did you know we have a Vimeo channel and Pinterest accounts? Oh yeah, we’re everywhere. Here’s where you can find us! APPS: OrangeLeader Parent Cue FACEBOOK: /OrangeLeaders /Camp-KidJam /252Basics /firstlookcurr /XP3Students /MarriedPeople /Core-Essentials TWITTER: @FirstLookCurr @252Basics @XP3Students @XP3College @CampKidJam @OrangeLeaders @AmberSkyRecords @reThinkStore @LeadSmall @ParentingBeyond... Read More
YouLead May: Relationships Matter for Faith Development

YouLead May: Relationships Matter for Faith Development

Every month in YouLead, we provide you with email copy that you can use to inform, invest, encourage, and praise your volunteers and staff. Following is an example of the emails we write for your use and encourage you to send out on a weekly basis. Click here if you’d like to try out a free month of YouLead. Building relationships is much easier when children and students are in a small group setting. Young people need significant adults in their lives, and it is one of the main predictor’s of... Read More
Creating Community Book Study, Part 2

Creating Community Book Study, Part 2

It’s finals week for my college-age kids; which means a lot of stress and anxiety and not a lot of sleep. My middle daughter called this afternoon, frustrated after she received her take-home final for a media studies class. As she read over the questions, she felt more confused than empowered to answer the questions. After she read them to me, I could understand her frustration. The questions screamed the need for clarity. The questions were too broad and undefined, making it nearly... Read More