by Paula Forte Instituting Orange in two different church environments, both of which were over 100 years old, has allowed me to be a part of shifting some of the ideologies, methodologies, and aspirations of churches seeking to serve our next generation. In 2011, I was looking for a curriculum that took the truths of […]
When I worked in full-time student ministry, I spent a lot of time in creative meetings planning for the weekend program. After the meeting, with my brain full of ideas and deadlines, I needed a place to organize my thoughts. I settled for a makeshift Excel sheet. I recently discovered a website called Planning Center […]
by Leslie Galema For week 1 of the Make Believe book study, click here. For week 2 of the Make Believe book study, click here. Make Believe, Chapter 5 Your Children’s Pastor is Cool I am writing the study of this chapter from the standpoint of my 10 years worth of experience in kids’ ministry. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]