Two Habits To Help The Next Generation Win Friends And Grow Their Faith

Two Habits To Help The Next Generation Win Friends And Grow Their Faith

If we lead the next generation to love and serve others, their faith will move in a positive direction. If we don’t, their faith will become shallow and superficial. Not only does loving God affect how we love others, but loving others affects how we love God. That’s the genius of what Jesus was implying in the Great Commandment. Your relationship with God and your relationship with others is intricately connected. Here’s the practical point. We often miss the link between loving others and... Read More
Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

Who is Generation Z and How Can The Church Reach Them?

There is a new generation on the horizon of leadership in our congregations. While their permanent name will be assigned sometime in the future, researchers are calling them Generation Z, iGen, the Centennials, or the Founders. For the sake of this article, let’s go with Gen Z. Who is Gen Z? Most researchers have settled on Gen Z being born between 1995–2015 (although that year range depends on who you ask). They’re characterized by being individuals who are too young to remember what... Read More
How Nehemiah’s Story Calls Us to Unity

How Nehemiah’s Story Calls Us to Unity

The work has started, but it’s not yet complete. We’ve come a long way, though, haven’t we?  Like Nehemiah, we’ve named the problem. We’ve used our resources and influence to address the problem. We’ve formulated a strategy and are working on the problem. Now it’s time to start being the Church. Remember, when we come together, it makes the enemy nervous.  Diversity in Christ We are the Church regardless of our denominations, political opinions, cultural differences. We’re connected by a... Read More
Reactivating Parents Every Year

Reactivating Parents Every Year

Kids are changing fast. As important as it is for churches to stay connected to kids as they grow, it’s even more important for parents to do so. What parents know Regardless of how much a church learns about life stages, parents know things no one else knows about their own children. That’s why parents have an advantage that the church will never have related to the future of a child: A parent has history. Parents know their child’s patterns, tendencies, preferences, and behaviors better than... 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