As a pastor, I know firsthand how hard it is to break through the cultural barriers that exist. Here are a few keys to how we can be more intentional about creating diversity in our churches.
When I started a marriage ministry in the local church in 2001, I felt alone. As I looked across the country, I saw very few churches that had a holistic approach to marriage, or any approach for that matter. Some have a plan, others are asking, How do I get started?
You want to invite anyone and everyone to experience the fullness of God’s love. To do that, your church must be diverse. But how do you get there? And what does that landscape look like in our country today?
A Next Gen Pastor oversees all ministry areas that impact the family and next generation within the church. This is a new, but growing area of ministry.
Do you ever find yourself thinking about the same tough situation in your ministry over and over again without moving toward a solution? Maybe you have a myriad of solutions, but struggle with the right one to pursue. If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re not alone.
A to-do list is a helpful tool to keep all of our many tasks and responsibilities organized. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by a growing to-do list. Here are 5 simple steps to prevent that from happening.
Data is really just a tool to use to reach your ultimate end goal—helping more and more people get to know and follow Jesus.
As a church leader, you have the opportunity to reactivate parents as their kids grow so that kids at every phase will stay connected to their parents. Your role is to remind parents at every phase to keep parenting with the end in mind. Because parents are not really raising children; they’re raising adults.
Strategy is the name of the game . . . but it is hard to know where to start! Not only are you asking yourself where to begin, you are also staring at your computer screen and wondering how this will all work on Sunday mornings.
A New Year and a new job not only holds hopeful expectations, but they both require planning and goal setting to reach that desired outcome. If you want to be successful in any church position, here are four things you should do.
Whether you have a thriving marriage ministry or it’s just at the visualizing stage, setting realistic goals for the coming year will help you help others. Here are a couple of principles to consider.
If we aren’t careful, the trap we are vulnerable to falling into is that working for God becomes a substitute for worshiping God.
2 Peter 1:5-8 lists seven characteristics for self-evaluation. Let’s take a look at each one. We’ll provide greater clarity by adding phrases used in The Message, highlight a few things you might want to consider in your own self-evaluation, and offer tools to aid in your growth
As ministry leaders, we’re naturally goal-driven. The new year gives us the opportunity to check our spirit and our teams and make sure we’re making the most of the resources we have around us.
A new year brings so many things. The biggest is an opportunity to remind the people you lead about the mission, vision and values you pursue as a ministry on an everyday basis.
Before we get to next year, we wanted to celebrate the top blog posts from Orange Leaders during 2019. We published about 150 different posts during the year and here are the top 10, based on the number of views by readers like you.
“They came and they went, but will they return?” Well, that depends on what we do between now and then.
As you return to work, don’t miss your opportunity to do something this week that you couldn’t do in the weeks leading up to Christmas and you won’t be able to do once the New Year hits.
Despite everything around them, and around us, the story of Christmas is clear, and I believe John said it best when he wrote:
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. – 1 John 5:11
The holidays are here and so are new families. As a ministry, we want to help our families meet people, add experiences, prioritize time, identify needs, and talk together.