When I was a kid, I LOVED going to camp. Girl Scout camp, church camp—it didn’t really matter, I was up for it. I think it had to do with getting that first taste of independence and feeling more grown up because mom and dad weren’t there to tell me what time to go to […]
by Gina McClain When it comes to leading others I have this mental image of balancing a tall pole on the palm of my hand. To keep the pole upright, I have to make constant adjustments to compensate for the inevitable shifting. Though there are a lot of verbs we could use to describe the […]
A new family came this past weekend. They’d searched for some time to find a church they could call home. As their mom came to pick up their daughter she was overwhelmed to tears as her girl gave a huge hug to her small group leader. They found their home. Win. A Saturday night music […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]