Reading Suggestions to Close Out the Summer

Reading Suggestions to Close Out the Summer

I absolutely believe that leaders are learners and while there are tons of ways to learn, reading books is a must for everyone who wants to grow. I listen to a ton of podcasts and I enjoy learning through other mediums as well, but it’s hard to replace the excellent content you can get from books. Whether you opt for the hard copy, an ebook, or the audio version, these last few weeks of summer can be a great time to dig in and read more to help you grow. Below, I’ve suggested a few books you... Read More
Discover New Orange Books at OC19!

Discover New Orange Books at OC19!

Orange Conference is a prime opportunity to discover resources, not just for yourself, but for your ministry team. (Especially as you plan your fall ramp-up in just a few short months.) If you’re coming, be sure to visit the onsite store and check out what’s new and new to you. It’s a good way to take the best ideas from Conference home with you. (Staff will be available to help you find the resources you need.) While you’re there, don’t miss these new Orange Books. (To get a sneak peek, go to... Read More
17 Inspiring Books About Working With Kids and Teens

17 Inspiring Books About Working With Kids and Teens

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. One of the questions I’m asked most often whenever I get to speak about the Phase Project is this: What books are you reading? Well, the real answer is: I’m the mother of three, with a full-time job. Sometimes I think I’m reading a lot less than people expect. Often I get my inspiration through TED talks, podcasts, magazine articles, and links from twitter. But when it comes to books, there... Read More
Renew Yourself This Summer With Orange Books

Renew Yourself This Summer With Orange Books

Summer is here and in full swing. That means sunshine, swimming pools, vacations. . . . The perfect time for relaxing and renewing yourself. But the new school year is just around the corner, too—an opportunity to think about what’s coming up this fall and to retool. Now is the time to give your ministry the gift of a better you. Recharge AND rethink with our Summer Reading List: suggestions to leaders, by leaders, of books to help you grow personally and professionally. Curated with you... Read More
The Key is the Heart

The Key is the Heart

by Sarah Bragg I love coffee. More than that, I love Starbucks coffee. There is just something about it. Something different. Maybe it’s the aroma or the environment or the cup. When I was in seminary, I was asked to read Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, for my class on the church. Seemed kind of weird to be asked to read a book about coffee for a class about the church, but I ended up finding it fascinating. Howard Schultz said, “A company can grow big... Read More