Staying Connected with Volunteers and Parents During the Covid-19 Outbreak

With measures like social distancing, school and church closures, and even mandatory quarantines for segments of our populations, we are realizing just how important, necessary, beautiful, and life-giving real connection is.

How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled

You might not have the weekly gathering in a building like you used to, but you still have a small group of students who need encouragement and connection when everything about their world has changed.

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. 

A Weekly Communication Strategy for Churches to Engage with Parents and Volunteers

That’s where your volunteers come into play—specifically your small group leaders. And you expect your volunteers to engage with kids every week. You work hard to make sure your volunteers know how to engage kids in conversations about faith.

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?”

The 3 Things Every Church Strategy Needs

The 3 Things Every Church Strategy Needs

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.

Reactivating Parents Every Year

Reactivating Parents Every Year

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.

Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

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.

The Top 10 Orange Leader Blog Posts of 2019

The Top 10 Orange Leader Blog Posts of 2019

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.

A Joyful Christmas

A Joyful Christmas

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