A Church Leader’s Guide to Coronavirus: Continuing Ministry During a Pandemic

A Church Leader’s Guide to Coronavirus: Continuing Ministry During a Pandemic

Editor’s Note: This blog post is being reshared with permission from our friends at Pushpay. Orange is honored to work with other ministry organizations like Pushpay to resource church leaders during this time of crisis. Download free resources Download these resources from Pushpay for even more guidance with coronavirus. Checklist: How to Pivot to a Digital Strategy 5 Characteristics of Effective Mobile Notifications During a Crisis Church leaders and the Coronavirus Over the past few weeks,... Read More
In Times Of Crisis: Create Space For Grace

In Times Of Crisis: Create Space For Grace

Have you ever felt stunned when a child or teenager shares something shocking? Have you ever witnessed a crisis happening and wondered what to do? Have you ever watched a student leave your church knowing the fears that wait for them at home or at school? Have you ever been invited to know more about a kid’s inner battle but haven’t been sure what to say? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re probably a parent, a youth leader, or maybe even a loving friend who wants to help... Read More
Creating a Crisis Plan for Your Church Ministry 

Creating a Crisis Plan for Your Church Ministry 

We never see them coming; or if we do, we only have moments to get ready and respond. Crises and tragedies slap us in the face at the worst moments. They hurt. They sting. They can bring everything to a sudden halt. Our lives can seem to be in limbo. Our communities are devastated and in need of support. Are we ready to support them? Dealing with sudden or even expected crises can be challenging. But what makes the load easier to carry is preparation.  “Nothing brings peace, like clarity.” ... Read More
Being Ready to Respond to Tragedy or Crisis in Your Community

Being Ready to Respond to Tragedy or Crisis in Your Community

Certainly no one wants to experience crisis or tragedy in their community. However, we live in an uncertain world; a broken world. Things happen, and many times they happen unexpectedly. Being ready to respond can make the difference between bringing light and hope to the situation or the darkness winning out. Be prepared It seems once crisis hits we’re three steps behind because of the very nature of it’s unpredictability. Although you can’t know for sure, you can be fairly aware... Read More
4 Ways To Help A Kid Through A Crisis

4 Ways To Help A Kid Through A Crisis

Crisis is a moment that can affect many moments. It can be a loss. It can be a change. It can be a shift or an imbalance that rocks reality. You can’t predict or prescript a crisis, but you can help kids navigate through them. Here are four ways to do just that. 1. Create a connection. It’s easy to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day with the families we minister to. But don’t let the time you don’t have keep you from making the most of the time you do have. Remind your team—staff... Read More