MarriedPeople: Turning Awkward Moments into Relational Touchdowns

MarriedPeople: Turning Awkward Moments into Relational Touchdowns

My son and I recently had a daddy date at International House of Pancakes. Soon after we arrived, a young married couple was seated at the booth behind us. They quickly buried their heads in the menu until the waitress came and took their orders. After they ordered, they both looked around the restaurant and out the window. They didn’t seem angry at each other, just lost, uncomfortable, disconnected. My son is a boy of few words, but loves fun. So, to add some fun to the time between ordering... Read More
Thinking Orange in a Portable World

Thinking Orange in a Portable World

by Michael Bayne Almost eight years ago, we planted Grace Community Church. And for all of those eight years, we have been in a portable setting. When I say portable, I mean very portable. On Sunday mornings we meet in two high schools and on Wednesday nights our student ministry gathers in a middle school. God has allowed us to serve our community as a church through a portable setting and we are seeing people discover Jesus every week. As we launched eight years ago, the idea of portable... Read More
3 Things You Might Be Missing in Your College Ministry

3 Things You Might Be Missing in Your College Ministry

by Chuck Bomar We all have areas where we can grow and, if we’re honest, we all do some things that are not effective. The question to be answered is a two-part question: Do we know where these areas are? Based on that, are we constantly pursuing better ministry? After over 14 years of engagement with ministry to college-age people, I’m still learning a ton. And one thing I’ve learned is we must continue exchanging good things for better things. There are always tweaks to be had, corners to be... Read More
What’s New on Stuff Leaders Want!

What’s New on Stuff Leaders Want!

In an effort to provide you with resources to help you do ministry better, we wanted to let you know what’s NEW this month! [Stuff to Get Started] How to Get the Most Out of Stuff Leaders Want Okay, so you purchased Stuff Leaders Want, and now you may be thinking, Now what? Well, we are here to help! Orange Leaders Track Our Stuff Leaders Want library offers hundreds of leadership resources. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we have a plan just for you—a track that you can... Read More