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.

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

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

Social media is the place where all the world’s a stage and you—a grown adult—find yourself playing understudy to the next generation. Hey, we get it. As soon as you get a grasp on Facebook or Instagram they announce another big change. And new social media platforms are popping up all the time.

You might be tempted to just stay away from social media, but then you’d miss out on some big opportunities for connection.

Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

December is busy! And along with that busy you will find yourself asking more from your already very busy volunteers. So, how do we navigate the tension of serving our volunteers well during Christmas and yet desperately needing them to serve? Here are a few ideas: