What to Do in Ministry When You Have to Press Pause

What to Do in Ministry When You Have to Press Pause

At many churches around the country and around the world, we’ve pressed the pause button during this COVID-19 virus crisis. Pressing pause doesn’t mean that we’re no longer preaching the Gospel or ministering to people. It simply means we’re temporarily not doing things they way we’ve always done them. This global pandemic is affecting all churches: big and small, rural and city, modern and traditional. Despite having to press pause on physically gathering together, church leaders still have... Read More
A Church Leader’s Guide to Coronavirus: Continuing Ministry During a Pandemic

A Church Leader’s Guide to Coronavirus: Continuing Ministry During a Pandemic

Editor’s Note: This blog post is being reshared with permission from our friends at Pushpay. Orange is honored to work with other ministry organizations like Pushpay to resource church leaders during this time of crisis. Download free resources Download these resources from Pushpay for even more guidance with coronavirus. Checklist: How to Pivot to a Digital Strategy 5 Characteristics of Effective Mobile Notifications During a Crisis Church leaders and the Coronavirus Over the past few weeks,... Read More
Leading Change: 3 Strategies to Help Make it Easier

Leading Change: 3 Strategies to Help Make it Easier

In the world of ministry, pastors are trusted with leading an entire church congregation—that means families and kids of all ages. What a task! On top of that, being successful in such a complex arena requires adapting (and leading adaptation) to the ever-changing climate of culture. That’s why I believe pastors should be better at leading change than nearly everyone in the church. Because let’s be honest: if culture shifts if a model needs to change if a style, phrase or tradition becomes... Read More
Coronavirus: Everything Your Church Needs for Digital Family Ministry Experiences

Coronavirus: Everything Your Church Needs for Digital Family Ministry Experiences

We knew when we selected the theme for the Orange Conference 2020, Every Generation Needs a New Revolution, that it would require a willingness to change. We had no idea just how much we would need to change. We didn’t know we would be facing a global health pandemic. We had never heard the word coronavirus. We weren’t familiar with a term like “social distancing.” (Now, we’re a little too familiar with what that term means.) But just because your church doors might be closed, doesn’t mean you... Read More
4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

4 Signs Your Church is Ready for Change

If you’re a leader (which we’re willing to bet you are), you’ll eventually lead through change. Change is inevitable. Without it, your church can become stagnant, lose influence, or become irrelevant.  We all know change is hard. It’s one of the main reasons people leave a church or organization. Think about the last time a church welcomed a new lead pastor. More than likely, there were a handful (or more) of members who left not because of the new preaching, but because it wasn’t the... Read More
Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Navigating change is about making it to the end. That’s easier said than done, though. Ask anyone who’s attempted to bring about difficult change, whether in their own lives or in the life of an organization, and you’ll learn something: we are often most tempted to quit or give up moments before a critical breakthrough. Leading change when you feel like giving up There will be occasions in which we’ve put in the work, done everything we can to execute the plan faithfully, and still, we’ll... Read More