YouLead: Do Ministry Better

YouLead: Do Ministry Better

You are busy! In any given week you may be pouring into Small Group Leaders, writing scripts, preparing supplies, memorizing Bible stories, hanging out with kids, building relationship with parents and creating dynamic ministry environments. Sunday’s coming, and the pressure is on, and as soon as Sunday’s over you have seven days to do it all over again! It’s overwhelming to say the least, your best intentions move to the end of the list and the tyranny of the urgent demands your time and... Read More

The Tipping Point Book Study, Week 3

A good cup of coffee is one of my daily indulgences. Brewed at home or grabbing a cup at the drive-through, it’s a given that this caffeinated beverage is part of the start to my day. But every year, just after Labor Day, it’s guaranteed that a local Starbucks will gain my business almost daily for the next several months. Why? It’s those three words that make my taste buds sing—Pumpkin Spice Latte. For me—and thousands of other coffee lovers—the drink immediately makes it feel like Fall;... Read More
“To Tell, or Not to Tell” in a Mentoring Relationship

“To Tell, or Not to Tell” in a Mentoring Relationship

As mentors, how much should we share about ourselves? The Bible is not short on leaders who struggled with cheating, anger, sex addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, gossip, insecurity and doubt, which honestly should be an encouragement to us. We know God doesn’t call us to lead because we’re perfect. But how are we to lead well, while knowing full well that we’re imperfect? We’re not professional counselors (who intentionally and essentially divulge nothing about their lives) and we’re not... Read More

Orange Blogger Week

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been five months since OC12. As we look toward registration opening next week for OC13, we’re asking a few of our blogger friends to share their Orange and OC experiences with you. (There might even be a few giveaways!) Sure, we think it’s going to be a fantastic time, but this way, you don’t have to take our word for it. You can get the scoop directly from them. Participating bloggers include: Amy Fenton Lee, The Inclusive Church Benjamin Kerns, Average... Read More