My friend Sarah has a hand-hewn picnic table in her backyard. In three years, more than 2,000 people have found sanctuary there at potlucks and parties, weddings and wakes. Living in a new city was challenging. Though she found a local church to attend, she still felt alone. So her dad built the table, and […]
by Aaron Buer Last night I had a nightmare. I was at my church campus, leading a ministry event for students but everything was wrong . . . way wrong. My hair was bleached blond, I was wearing a seashell necklace and carpenter jeans. Petra was blasting out of the PA and I was unwrapping […]
Creative meetings. Let’s be honest. Half the time, they are boring and depressing. Seriously. They are. When done improperly that is. BUT, there is a cure. We (the writers of 252 Fx and 252 Studio) have created a cure. It has always been said that you should never sit around a table and just talk […]
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 […]
“They do a great job with her but not so much with me.” This was the response of a friend of mine several years back when I asked how he and his family were doing at their church. He went on to explain that he loved what his church was doing with his kids on […]
by Jeremy Smith It is one thing for the church to know about social media and tweet randomly or to post a link on your Facebook page, and a whole other thing for you to actually take the time to actually come up with a working strategy. Your church needs to understand that a target is necessary, goals […]
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 and wondering how this will all work on Sunday mornings.