Do You Know Where I Live?

by Emily Meredith, adapted from the book It’s Personal When I took my older son to his kindergarten assessment, I was prepared for him to answer questions about letters and numbers and shapes. But there was one question I had completely neglected. When the teacher asked him to say his address and my phone number, he looked at her with a blank stare. Two kids later and several grades behind us, I now understand why that question was included in his assessment. Knowing where you live is... Read More
ReThink Leadership 2020: An Exclusive Event for Senior Pastors

ReThink Leadership 2020: An Exclusive Event for Senior Pastors

Have you ever wanted to get your senior pastor to a conference, but they were hesitant because the content didn’t apply to them? Are you a senior pastor who is looking for an event specifically for your role? Do you wish there was a better way to align family ministry with church leadership? You’re not alone, because Orange has heard plenty of stories just like these before. Which is exactly why we created ReThink Leadership. This is an event exclusively for senior pastors and equipping them... Read More
How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

The theme of the 2020 Orange Conference is Every Generation Needs a New Revolution. A few definitions from Merriam-Webster of “revolution” include: a sudden, radical, or complete change activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something a change of paradigm Change is inevitable. A revolution implies something bigger, faster, or more impactful. Let’s face it, churches have not been... Read More
How To Lead Difficult Team Members

How To Lead Difficult Team Members

From your first year as a rookie in ministry until your final farewell tour of a half-century of servanthood, chances are that along your way you will eventually be confronted with a ministry partner (volunteer) that causes some friction either with your ministry team, with your ministry direction, or with you personally. And although there are endless reasons (or excuses) why a team member might not be in sync with the direction of your leadership in ministry; the fact remains, God has placed... Read More
Do You Know What Matters to Me?

Do You Know What Matters to Me?

What is it that matters the most to you? Your kids Your job Your 401K Your next vacation A favorite hobby or sports team There are a million different ways you could answer this question. And the same is true for the kids in your ministry. For every kid, something matters. Maybe for the children or teenagers in your ministry . . . Homecoming matters. Unicorns matter. K-pop matters. Slime matters. Chocolate donuts matter. Instagram matters. Play-doh matters. Fornite matters. Pepperoni pizza... Read More