Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

Christmas, Volunteers and All-The-Things

We all know when you are in ministry world you have to start thinking about Christmas a few days after you survive promotion Sunday. Our minds are always thinking ahead to the next thing. And Christmas is a biggie! So, now that your pastor has made the final call on the days and times of the Christmas Eve service, you’ve reviewed the curriculum, planned your volunteer Christmas party, planned a family Christmas night, scheduled an event to promote your missions emphasis for the month, set the... Read More
Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

Do Your Volunteers Know You Care?

A few weeks ago, I sat in on staff meeting with the kid’s ministry team from my church, Cross Point in Nashville, Tenn. This is an amazing team. They lead kids ministries at six different campuses all over the greater Nashville area. But, they come together each week to meet as one team, one church body. There are so many things I would love to share from our meeting, but I would have to write a book, not a blog post. One of the ladies threw out the question, “How do our volunteers know... Read More
ReThink Leadership 2020: An Exclusive Event for Senior Pastors

ReThink Leadership 2020: An Exclusive Event for Senior Pastors

Have you ever wanted to get your senior pastor to a conference, but they were hesitant because the content didn’t apply to them? Are you a senior pastor who is looking for an event specifically for your role? Do you wish there was a better way to align family ministry with church leadership? You’re not alone, because Orange has heard plenty of stories just like these before. Which is exactly why we created ReThink Leadership. This is an event exclusively for senior pastors and equipping them... Read More
7 Things There Will Never Be Enough Time For | Rethink Leadership

7 Things There Will Never Be Enough Time For | Rethink Leadership

There are at least seven things in leadership there will never be enough time for—unless, of course, you make it. And smart leaders do. My guess is that whenever you read this, you’re already feeling pinched for time and a bit overwhelmed. Welcome to leadership. Welcome to life. If you study the differences between great leaders and poor leaders, many of them center around pro-activity, refusing to make excuses and abundance thinking. Another key difference is that great leaders refuse to let... Read More
Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Ministry Changes When It Becomes Personal

Jesus made a difference, because Jesus made it personal. He called Zacchaeus by name. He addressed the Samaritan woman’s past. He spent time in Mary and Martha’s home. He invited each disciple to follow Him. He intercepted Saul on road to Damascus. We have the same opportunity. Ministry changes when it becomes personal—just like it did for Jonathan Tuley, director of SalemKIDS at Salem Church in New York. Read on to learn how personal investments by his peers changed the trajectory of his... Read More