If you’ve been leading a ministry for more than a week, you’ve likely been hit with the sobering reality that if you don’t become an expert delegator, your chances of burnout will probably triple. You have a job description quite like no other (and if you weren’t given a job description, just use this one!) From week to week, you’re faced with not only pulling off engaging programming so kids and teenagers grow in their everyday faith, but also . . .
- Training and appreciating your volunteers
- Encouraging and equipping your parents
- Helping kids and teenagers navigate and celebrate spiritual milestones
- Creating systems and processes for check-in, safety, and supply organization
- Reaching your community in person and virtually
- Designing emails, graphics, and promotional materials for events and experiences
- Investing in your own spiritual well-being and leadership development
- Building relationships
How do you prioritize it all? Where do you even begin? And is it too late to back out? (That last question was a joke . . . sort of.)
The weight of your role is exactly why the team at Orange has been developing something over the past couple of years that some call our best-kept secret. (Or every ministry leader’s secret weapon, depending on who you ask!) We’ve been hard at work outfitting an all-access resource library filled with the answers to the ministry questions you ask most.
What is Orange Membership?
If you subscribe to any Orange curriculum, you might be asking yourself, “Haven’t I been an Orange Member this whole time?” Perhaps. Anyone who believes in the power of the combined influence of the home and the church and does something about it will always be considered an Orange Leader.
But we also believe that being an Orange Leader is about so much more than implementing a curriculum. It’s also about leading strategically. It’s about being willing to constantly re-think how you innovate around your core values—especially in light of digital ministry. It’s prioritizing relationships over resources. It’s about working smarter, not harder. This is where Orange Membership comes in.
Orange Membership unlocks the exclusive Orange Leaders library of practical resources that help you innovate in digital ministry. For only $20 a month, this is THE subscription you need if you’d rather customize than create from scratch.
More Than Just Resources
The BEST thing is that every single one of these resources is free with Orange Membership, but the next best thing is all the additional perks you get. Perks like free shipping in the Orange Store, early-bird pricing to Orange Events, and access to exclusive resources. How exclusive? Some of these resources are only available for Orange Curriculum subscribers, some you might have to pay for in the Orange store, but some can ONLY be accessed with Orange Membership.
A Year of Volunteer Curriculum –
Take your volunteers from good to great in 12 months. In every monthly module, you’ll get a short training video and a meeting guide to lead your volunteers through. With practical lessons and engaging discussions, you’ll maximize your team’s impact on the faith of the next generation.
Phase Gallery Graphics Kit –
Ever walked through the Phase Gallery at Orange Conference and thought, “I’d love to do this at my church!” Well, now you can. Help parents and caregivers know how to make the most of distinctive moments at every phase. The Phase Gallery Graphics Kit contains the signage, graphics, and videos you can use to inspire and encourage them!
Volunteer Conversation Guides –
Sometimes the conversations that matter most can be the scariest to have. What do you say when a kid asks a question you didn’t expect or shares something surprising? Our Volunteer Conversation Guides on topics like Faith and Sexual Integrity provide best practices, prompts, and language to help conversations matter more.
The See You Tomorrow Theme Kit –
You are a valuable leader who has the opportunity to impact kids and students in your community every week. The See You Tomorrow Theme Kit gives you the messages, graphics, and videos you need to communicate the importance of showing up for the next generation—to keep faith, hope, and love alive.
These practical ministry resources will help you be both effective and adaptive—so that you can help leaders and parents win.
If we’re honest with ourselves, the busyness of ministry has a way of sometimes distracting us from the real reason we stepped into it in the first place: seeing God work in people. Experiencing the wonder of children. Praying with parents through grief. Lives changed and relationships restored. But investing in people takes time, effort, and so . . . much . . . coffee.
So let us help you:
limit distractions and be strategic with your time,
stay far away from reinventing the wheel,
And implement the right resources fast.
Why? So you can get back to the one thing no one else can do for you: relationships.