While I bring many different types of neuroses to the table, perhaps the most frustrating to others is my need to start over from the beginning. This has been the case with me my entire life. When I was a kid, playing sports was always frustrating for me, because when I messed up I just […]
Ten years ago I spent nine days with a group of students serving at an orphanage in Venezuela and I held an orphan in my arms for the first time. I had read about these types of orphanages, I’d spoken to people who’d been there, I’d researched the country of Venezuela, but none of these […]
When my kids were younger, at two times during the year, Christmas Break and Spring Break, we would go through all the closets and storage boxes of clothes and discard anything that no longer fit. Some of the items were still in good shape. Some of the items were worn out. Some of them came […]
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.