4 Ways to Lead Better Meetings at Your Church

It’s a new day! You’ve got a fresh cup of coffee in hand—in your favorite Orange mug, of course—and you sit down to look at your agenda and plan out your day. What do you see staring back at you? That’s right. It’s that dreaded seven-letter word . . . all. over. your. calendar: Meeting.

4 Myths about Foster Care

Whether or not you have foster families in your church now, it’s important to be informed about what foster care is and isn’t so that we can know how to best love and serve these families.

4 Reasons Why The MVP Box Volunteer Kickoff Event is Indispensable

If you’re in charge of volunteer leaders at your church, you know that your initial kick off is absolutely crucial if you are going to have a manageable year. You also know if you can start off strong, your chances of having an amazing season go up exponentially. The Volunteer Kickoff from the MVP Box is so much more than an event. Here are my top four reasons why the MVP Volunteer Kickoff is indispensable. 

Your MVP in Ministry this Year

But the MVP in this case stands for Messaging to Volunteers and Parents. Because that’s our real goal at each Orange Conference—helping you to better communicate with volunteers and parents. Because they’re the ones who most directly influence the next generation.

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

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.

What to Expect from Attending Rethink Leadership

What to Expect from Attending Rethink Leadership

I’ll not soon forget December 12, 2002. That was the night the much-hyped high school basketball phenom LeBron James made his ESPN national television debut. His unranked St Vincent-St Mary (OH) High School basketball team played the top-ranked team in the country, Oak Hill Academy (VA). From the game’s opening tip, you could look at LeBron and know there was something different about this young man. He was unique. There was a level of skill and maturity to his game. He was head-and-shoulders...

Navigating 5 Challenges of Small Group Leadership

Navigating 5 Challenges of Small Group Leadership

Small groups are great. And then the people show up. It might not become apparent on that first, exciting night. But at some point, you will hit a wall of tensions and challenges that no amount of prayer, training, or biblical study can prepare you for. 

Developing Leadership in Your Volunteers

Developing Leadership in Your Volunteers

In churches, volunteers are the lifeblood of any ministry. We literally can’t do without them. So it’s pretty important that we take good care of them. We want both them and the people they serve to have lots of wins. 

How to Make the Most of Breakouts at Orange Conference

How to Make the Most of Breakouts at Orange Conference

Conferences are amazing opportunities for church leaders. Not only are they great experiences for you to learn new insights and be reminded of why you do what you do, but you get to connect with a variety of different people and be inspired by the stories of what can be for your ministry. 

Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

If we are going to reach the next generation for Christ, we must understand that their social outlook is wider than our generation. We must be willing to capture their attention quickly, answer their questions purposefully and succinctly, and then present the grace of the gospel with language that doesn’t require biblical knowledge.

How Nehemiah’s Story Calls Us to Unity

How Nehemiah’s Story Calls Us to Unity

We are the Church regardless of our denominations, political opinions, cultural differences. We’re connected by a gospel, a story, a person—Jesus Christ—and He changes everything. And we need to start acting like one body.

11 Steps to Start a Marriage Ministry the Right Way

11 Steps to Start a Marriage Ministry the Right Way

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?”