Orange Conference 2014: Session 5 Notes

I’m at the Orange Conference in Atlanta, GA this week. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. About 6000 people will be attending. This post is part of a series of posts about my experience at the conference. Session 5 Perry Noble Perry talked about worry, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. It’s okay […]

Orange Conference 2014 Breakout Notes: Say Yes to Every Life Stage (NextGen)

I’m at the Orange Conference in Atlanta, GA this week. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. About 6000 people will be attending. This post is part of a series of posts about my experience at the conference. Say Yes to Every Life Stage (NextGen) Kristen Ivy Every life stage is unique. It’s […]

Orange Conference 2014 Breakout Notes: Defining the Role of the NextGen Pastor

I’m at the Orange Conference in Atlanta, GA this week. Orange is a conference for family ministry teams and senior leadership in churches. About 6000 people will be attending. This post is part of a series of posts about my experience at the conference. Defining the Role of the NextGen Pastor Nina Schmidgall What is a Family Pastor / […]

Boost Volunteer Recruitment By Addressing 3 Fears Up Front

If you ask any children’s pastor or student pastor what their top needs are, it’s almost a guarantee one of them will be recruiting volunteers. Churches that are plateaued or declining have a hard time recruiting volunteers in the midst of the existing momentum loss. Growing churches are challenged with adding new volunteers to keep […]

A Forgotten Aspect of Building Teams in the NFL and in Ministry

My favorite sport to watch is professional football. I love everything about it, even the offseason. I’m one of those people that enjoys watching the draft, where teams choose players coming out of college. I’m not alone, as last year 7.7 million people also watched, about half as many watched the World Series. The draft […]