RYM 017: Recalibrating Your Own Faith For The New Year

The start of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, set goals for the upcoming year, and refocus ourselves for what’s ahead. But as ministry leaders and youth workers coming out of a very busy season, what’s the best way to refocus and reset as we begin a new year? This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation about what it looks like to recalibrate your faith, invest in yourself, and prepare for the next season of ministry.

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What do you think recalibrating your own faith means? (7:30)

There is a tension between having a passionate relationship with Jesus because you love Jesus, and having a passionate relationship with Jesus because you’re telling students about Jesus and you need something to say. (11:00)

As a leader, you don’t want to be in a position where you know exactly what to do. That’s not where our hearts come alive. (17:00)

Our hearts come alive when we’re in over our head and we have to depend on more than ourselves. (17:30)

Part of recalibrating your faith is finding whatever stirs your heart again and reminding yourself why you started doing this in the first place. (20:00)

Ask yourself: “Where does my faith come alive the most?” (20:30)

Our greatest gift to this world is for what God created in us to be thriving. (25:00)

One way to recalibrate your faith is to be intentional with the boundaries you create. (31:00)

If you’re shamed for taking care of yourself, that’s not a leader worth following. (34:30)

When was the last time you did something you aren’t paid to do? (38:30)





Brett is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after spending 11 years in full time ministry. He’s been married to his amazing wife since 2004. They have three amazing and hilarious kids who constantly keep them busy and laughing. He loves baseball, golf and makes amazing turkey melt sandwiches (if he has the time and ingredients, otherwise they’re just average).


Stuart Hall is an influential leader who speaks to thousands of students, leaders, coaches, and parents each year. Stuart has coauthored three books: The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know, MAX Q: Developing Students of Influence, and Wired: For a Life of Worship, Leaders Edition. Stuart also laughs incessantly, serves as a volunteer high school varsity girls basketball coach, and loves his wife and three kids.



Crystal currently leads the XP3 High School initiative at Orange. Before that, she spent 10 years as a high school teacher and student ministry leader, doing everything from leading small groups to speaking to curriculum design. Crystal and her husband, Tom, live in Alpharetta, GA with an ill-tempered chihuahua named Javier.



Ashley Bohinc serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, co-host of The Think Orange Podcast, and co-author of The Art of Group Talk. She’s worked with students in public education, athletic, and ministry settings since 2005. Ashley is most passionate about resourcing the local church, communicating onstage, developing leaders, working with students, and engaging in world missions. Additionally, she’s the USA Director of Carry 117. In her downtime, you’ll find her watching Friends, cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers, traveling, reading, or on one of her Fairytale Friday Adventures.

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Orange Conference 2018