When Less Becomes So Much More

When Less Becomes So Much More

Kids live in a world of more. The world of a child is one of constant information bombardment. From the time he wakes each morning until he is back in bed that night, he continually hears messages from various sources. School work, homework, family conversations, television, video games, computers, cell phones and social media all provide an ongoing stream of more words, more pictures, more music, more questions, more messages that pour into his brain. Studies say that the average child spends... Read More
How to Freshen Up Your Ministry This Spring

How to Freshen Up Your Ministry This Spring

For those of us who dare to think spring while still in the throws of winter, March appearing on the calendar brings hope. Early March means spring training has finally arrived for our home MLB team. Baseball teams prep for six weeks anticipating 162 tries in the month’s to come for a W. Teams forget the past season and press forward with pennant dreams swirling in their heads. They bring on new faces to add strength to positions. They study how to win. They talk winning. They plan for a... Read More
How to Explain Orange to Your Volunteers

How to Explain Orange to Your Volunteers

In the heart of every kid’s ministry leader is this deep longing and passion to make a difference in the lives of kids and families. We know this is true because we hear the stories and concerns from so many of you. We love when you share how God is showing up week after week in such amazing and tangible ways! What you do really does matter and it is making a huge difference in the lives and homes of kids! We want you to know that the heartbeat and passion at Orange is to help you win! A huge... Read More
4 Important First Steps When Launching Orange

4 Important First Steps When Launching Orange

Welcome to the Orange family! I am sure that the road you traveled to launching Orange has been quite the journey for you. You have weathered countless meetings and budget crunches. You have researched and asked the hard questions. You have stepped out in faith to lead kids, students, and families, and you are trusting God with the unknown future of your ministry because you believe that Jesus really can make a difference in a kid’s life, and it is worth it to show up for a child. My name is... Read More
The Problem With Perfect Family Pictures

The Problem With Perfect Family Pictures

We’ve all seen them. The complimentary glossy family photo’s displayed in picture frames at stores. At first glance, the photo gives you a glimpse of an imaginary family to help compliment the frame. The people in the photo are all smiles, with super white straight teeth. Their attire is coordinated. The kids are calm, poised with angelic smiles. The picture is marketed to give the appearance of a family photo. Trouble is, the people in that photo are (spoiler alert) hired models. At Orange,... Read More