It’s JANUARY! Hopefully that means that the trees and ornaments and giant candy canes are all put up from the Christmas celebrations. It also means that it’s time to begin planning your summer celebrations—a.k.a. VBS! We’re kicking off the planning with a big party of our own on Thursday, January 10—POWER UP DAY! It’s the […]
by Elle Campbell I don’t know about you, but I’m convinced of something. Parents and small group leaders are the most important people in our churches. They’re more important than me, they’re more important than you, and they’re even more important than the most important person on your staff, when it comes to influencing kids. […]
Happy New Year! As you look ahead on the blank slate of 2012, what do you hope to accomplish in your church, your ministry, your home, or internally? What do you want this year to look like in each of those aspects? Jon Acuff, one of the main speakers of the upcoming Orange Conference 2012, […]
Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and the founder of The Phase Project, and co-author of the Phase Guide series, "It's Just a Phase," and "Playing for Keeps." She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives out the full Orange spectrum as the wife of XP3 Students Orange Specialist, Matt Ivy, and the mother of three children, Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh.
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 […]