7 Questions to Ask to Evaluate Yourself as a Church Leader

7 Questions to Ask to Evaluate Yourself as a Church Leader

Anyone who looks in a mirror finds a person looking back. The looking is easy. It’s what we see—and what we do about what we see—that matters. Of course, as pastors and church leaders, we’re after that metaphorical mirror—one that looks around and within, on a journey toward productive self-evaluation. And that’s a tall order. But if you want to be effective in your role, you have to keep growing and keep showing up for yourself, your family, and your congregation. Scripture Offers a Clear... Read More
Charleston | Talking To Kids About Tragedy

Charleston | Talking To Kids About Tragedy

by Nic Allen This weekend, you and your staff may receive questions from kids and teenagers about the shooting that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina, this past Wednesday. Family Pastor Nic Allen wrote a helpful article about how parents may respond to questions from their children. It’s our hope that passing it along to the Orange Leaders audience will help leaders in churches across America speak to kids and families about this terrible tragedy. The parents in your ministry have a... Read More
7 Questions Every Kidmin Leader Needs To Ask Themselves To Grow

7 Questions Every Kidmin Leader Needs To Ask Themselves To Grow

I am a question junkie! I’ve never met a question I didn’t like. Why? That’s simple: Questions make you think, questions make you evaluate and questions make you grow. I’ve also come to see questions cause you to learn as well as being a first step to change! In my opinion, there is no such thing as a dumb question. Jesus was a master at asking the right questions. Luke 2:46-52 tells us that He started early. He continued throughout His earthly ministry using questions to teach and encourage... Read More
FAQs After OC14

FAQs After OC14

Reading through the Twitter mentions, Facebook posts and emails, we are blown away by your encouragement, well-wishes, plans and ideas that you are sharing with Orange Leaders. Thank YOU for making our conference the best one yet. Without your enthusiasm, encouragement, joy, laughter, and ideas, OC14 wouldn’t have been even close to a success. We thank you for attending and sharing your ministry with us. In the few days since wrapping up OC14, we’ve had a few questions. Here are... Read More