Being Ready to Respond to Tragedy or Crisis in Your Community

Being Ready to Respond to Tragedy or Crisis in Your Community

Certainly no one wants to experience crisis or tragedy in their community. However, we live in an uncertain world; a broken world. Things happen, and many times they happen unexpectedly. Being ready to respond can make the difference between bringing light and hope to the situation or the darkness winning out. Be prepared It seems once crisis hits we’re three steps behind because of the very nature of it’s unpredictability. Although you can’t know for sure, you can be fairly aware... Read More
Five Things To Remember When Tragedy Strikes

Five Things To Remember When Tragedy Strikes

It was a Sunday morning and I was running around the church trying to finish all of the last minute details, cover my volunteer gaps and make sure that everyone was on the same page. It was going to be a huge weekend, and I wanted to make sure that everything went off perfectly. It was then that my phone began to ring and I noticed that I was getting a phone call from a former volunteer of mine who had moved out of state. I remember thinking, “That’s odd that she would call me on a Sunday... Read More
Responding When Tragedy Strikes

Responding When Tragedy Strikes

As leaders, we make lots of decisions. While some are truly difficult and have the potential to impact our overall direction, many decisions could possibly be made by two, three or four other highly qualified people in your organization. As a mentor once told me, my challenge as a leader is to know which decisions only I should be making. That seemingly simple statement has stuck in my head for years. Each day as I lead my team and our church, I hear that question rolling around in my head... 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