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
How Audacious Leaders Raise Money

How Audacious Leaders Raise Money

Several years ago Pflugerville Community Church, a small, middle-class church of 300 members, raised $25,000 in a single Christmas Eve offering. They ended up raising enough to build a home in the Colonias along the Texas-Mexico Border. The southern border of Texas runs 1,248 miles across and is lined with neighborhoods called “Colonias.” These communities resemble a third world country. According to the Secretary of State of Texas, there are more then 2,294 Colonias. The residents who occupy... Read More
Serving To Make A Big Impact

Serving To Make A Big Impact

by Amy Grisham With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us are looking for opportunities to teach our children and students about serving those outside the walls of our church—in our community, in our schools, in our world. As we work to find strategic ways to serve, we find that nothing else—none of our daily, weekly, monthly tasks—are taken off of our plates. In fact, we often find even more piled on in the form of children’s Christmas plays to prepare, parties to plan for... Read More
The Orange Connection Benefiting Children Around The World

The Orange Connection Benefiting Children Around The World

by Joe McAlpine It’s a hot and sunny day. I am in a bus in Quito, Ecuador, headed to my first experience with a Compassion International project. I am traveling with a few other pastors, and as I look around I can see that they are probably thinking some of the same things I am. What am I going to see when I get there? Am I going to be disappointed? What if I learn that this whole child sponsorship thing that I have heard about basically my whole ministry career is exactly what I thought... Read More
3 Reasons Your Church Can No Longer Afford To NOT Offer Online Giving

3 Reasons Your Church Can No Longer Afford To NOT Offer Online Giving

By Kent Woodyard As I finish up my second year in the online and mobile giving “biz” I’ve been reminded again of that old cliché: “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Here’s what has changed: over the past 24 months there have been tremendous improvements to both text and mobile-web technology to the point that giving your offering from your phone has become as quick, easy, and immediate as checking a Facebook status. Here’s what has stayed the same: The number one objection... Read More