4 Essential Ingredients Of An Orange Church

4 Essential Ingredients Of An Orange Church

  After the graduation parties wrap up, the congratulations die down, and the gift money runs out, an important series of decisions is put in front of every graduate. What is my purpose and what is my next step? The role of the church should be to help point these graduates (as well as every child) to their heavenly Father. However, the percentage of kids who grow up in the Church and then walk away after high school is high. Children are in need of their parents AND their church’s influence... Read More
3 Positive Influences On The Church From Corporate Culture

3 Positive Influences On The Church From Corporate Culture

When used in a church context, the word corporate can come across negatively. In reality, the word itself does not make things negative. Rather, it’s the idea that particular “corporate” practices can sneak into a churches culture and have negative results. Let’s look at three positive and three negative ways “corporate” culture could be working for or against your church, your ministry and your team. Let’s start with the positive influences: 1. Corporate Culture can increase communication.... Read More
Leading Yourself Well Through Tough Ministry Seasons

Leading Yourself Well Through Tough Ministry Seasons

Oftentimes, ministry can meet or even exceed our expectations, but along with the incredible highs of ministry can come some incredible lows. It is extremely important to lead yourself well during the highs, but especially the lows. Here are five areas to keep a close eye on when ministry gets hard: Personal Relationships Balance in our relationships is important as we walk through difficult situations or challenging seasons. It is easy to let the tough circumstances and people dominate our... Read More
Why You Should Stop Recruiting Everyone To Volunteer

Why You Should Stop Recruiting Everyone To Volunteer

“Welcome to our church, ma’am! You look like you’re breathing? Yes? Then you have met the requirement to serve on our team! You are just what we’re looking for!” “Hello, sir, do you have a pulse? Yes? Then we can’t wait to introduce you to our 3rd-grade boys small group and have you lead them.” “Nice to meet you, young man! Can you read English? Yes? Then you will be a perfect fit to follow a script and run our audio/video!” Have you ever been tempted to have an interaction like this?... Read More