Your Orange Reading List for Summer

Your Orange Reading List for Summer

Summer reading lists aren’t just for kids! Along with Losing Your Marbles/Playing for Keeps, Think Orange, Lead Small, Parenting Beyond Your capacity, Leading a Special Needs Ministry, among others, here are our suggestions to kick-off your personal growth this summer. Misty Phillips recommends: Breakfast with Fred by Fred Smith Jeremy Zach recommends: Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us... Read More
YouLead Feature: Defining Roles by Carey Nieuwhof

YouLead Feature: Defining Roles by Carey Nieuwhof

In this podcast, Carey Nieuwhof explains why defining the roles of your volunteers is so important. Role Definition by Carey Nieuwhof Developed by Orange, YouLead is designed to develop the leadership skills of yourself, your team and your volunteers. It centers on answering three basic questions: What can I do to continue learning as a leader? How can I be intentional about connecting with my volunteers consistently? What can we do to stay on the same page as a team? We do this by creating... Read More
Leaders are Problem Solvers, Part Two

Leaders are Problem Solvers, Part Two

Click here for “Leaders are Problem Solvers, Part One.” Like it or not, you’ve got to be a problem-solver. People who serve under you already see you as a problem-solver—and they need you to take on that role. For most of us in children’s ministry, problem-solving isn’t our strongest skill. We’re wired to be caretakers. We love feeding the sheep God’s entrusted to us. We’re natural born teachers. We’re not so good at doing the administrative analysis, measuring, and evaluation that... Read More
YouLead: New Featured Materials!

YouLead: New Featured Materials!

You know it’s coming! While everyone is counting down the days left of school, you are counting the days until school starts again, and your Fall Kickoff is here! This month we want to provide you with resources to help you get ready for the FALL! Prez: Live to Serve Event What’s Included: * Event Guide * Production Notes * Tech Notes * 1 QuickTime Video featuring Reggie Joiner interviewing Brian White from Disney * Production slides that will help you design transitions that will keep... Read More