Developing Leadership in Your Volunteers

Developing Leadership in Your Volunteers

Do you remember the first time you volunteered? Maybe it was to coach a baseball team, to lead a small group, to help out at a thrift store, or even to help rescue abandoned pets. Do you remember the training you received or the support you got from the person who enlisted you? If you were trained and coached well, you probably have fond memories. If you were just left to sink or swim on your own—well, we all have horror stories we could tell. In churches, volunteers are the lifeblood of any... Read More
Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

The age-old Orange family ministry question is: “Where do I begin? With my team or with parents?” Strategy is the name of the game . . . but it is hard to know where to start! Not only are you asking yourself where to begin, you are also staring at your computer screen looking at online materials and wondering how this will all work on Sunday mornings. Oh friend, we’ve ALL been there! Take a deep breath, grab a pencil and paper, and let’s make a list! Start Small The thing about... Read More
5 Fresh Starts Every Pastor Can Look Forward To

5 Fresh Starts Every Pastor Can Look Forward To

The Christmas season has passed and a new year is upon us! Depending on what type of personality you may be, this will either bring a fresh round of excitement for the beginning of a new season of ministry, or it might bring some of those post-holiday blues that so many feel. Regardless of how you might be feeling right now, there is a huge opportunity in front of you as a leader. A new year brings so many things. The biggest is an opportunity to remind the people you lead about the mission,... Read More
How To Lead Difficult Team Members

How To Lead Difficult Team Members

From your first year as a rookie in ministry until your final farewell tour of a half-century of servanthood, chances are that along your way you will eventually be confronted with a ministry partner (volunteer) that causes some friction either with your ministry team, with your ministry direction, or with you personally. And although there are endless reasons (or excuses) why a team member might not be in sync with the direction of your leadership in ministry; the fact remains, God has placed... Read More
4 Reasons Why Orange Conference is for Your Whole Team

4 Reasons Why Orange Conference is for Your Whole Team

You’ve probably seen the stats and know there is a generation walking away from the church. To help change that, your entire church team needs to come together and join in a fresh conversation about what disciple-making looks like in the future of the church. That’s why the theme of Orange Conference 2020 is ‘Every Generation Needs a New Revolution,’ because we need to find new ways to reach the next generation. This Orange Conference is the opportunity you need to change the faith of a... Read More