What to Do in Ministry When You Have to Press Pause

What to Do in Ministry When You Have to Press Pause

At many churches around the country and around the world, we’ve pressed the pause button during this COVID-19 virus crisis. Pressing pause doesn’t mean that we’re no longer preaching the Gospel or ministering to people. It simply means we’re temporarily not doing things they way we’ve always done them. This global pandemic is affecting all churches: big and small, rural and city, modern and traditional. Despite having to press pause on physically gathering together, church leaders still have... Read More
Coronavirus: Everything Your Church Needs for Digital Family Ministry Experiences

Coronavirus: Everything Your Church Needs for Digital Family Ministry Experiences

We knew when we selected the theme for the Orange Conference 2020, Every Generation Needs a New Revolution, that it would require a willingness to change. We had no idea just how much we would need to change. We didn’t know we would be facing a global health pandemic. We had never heard the word coronavirus. We weren’t familiar with a term like “social distancing.” (Now, we’re a little too familiar with what that term means.) But just because your church doors might be closed, doesn’t mean you... Read More
How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled

How to be a Small Group Leader When Church is Cancelled

Remember the good old days when you could grab a bag of Doritos (cool-ranch fans, anyone?) and pass the open bag around your small group to munch on? Living dangerously and diving in with unwashed hands and all. Now we find ourselves living in a new reality of social distancing where you can’t share a high five or a table at a restaurant. 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... Read More
What’s Happening with the 2020 Orange Conference Because of COVID-19?

What’s Happening with the 2020 Orange Conference Because of COVID-19?

TL;DR: Looking for a quick update on the Orange Conference? Click here to read all about it. What you do still matters The past few weeks have been an unprecedented time in ministry. We are all asking the same question: How can we help? At a time like this, it’s easy to buy into the myth that what we do is inconsequential in this global concern, or that ministry is somehow on hold. But the truth is what you do this week matters more than ever. How the Church responds in this moment will... Read More