Without getting into the debate between leaders and managers, I think we can all agree that both are needed. But here’s my problem – I don’t really like managing. I know, it’s a needed part of leading people, and without it, the chaos reigns. So over the last 15 years, I’ve developed a management approach […]
We were so fortunate to have Jon Acuff join us for The Orange Conference 2012. His insights and humor are refreshing to leaders and church communities. Yesterday, Jon wrote on his Stuff Christians Like blog about a situation that occurred on-stage at OC12. We thought it was funny and wanted to make sure you saw […]
“Circles are better than rows.” Our church has been one of hundreds who’ve adopted this phrase over the last decade as somewhat of a rally cry for authentic community. For those on staff who lead the next generation, this means that we are going to prioritize relationships when it comes to how we want to organize and structure […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]