9 Ways Orange Helps Beyond Sunday

Orange is an organization and it’s a strategy, and that organization provides curriculum based on that strategy. Our church has used Orange since we started almost 10 years ago. The Orange Conference is one of my favorite experiences each year as thousands of family ministry leaders gather to learn, connect and grow together. Orange Conference 2016 Registration for the […]

3 Keys to Maintaining & Improving a #LeadSmall Culture in Family Ministry

In two posts last week I wrote about what #LeadSmall is and 4 questions to help you #LeadSmall in your family ministry. Making small groups the foundation of your children’s and student ministry is no easy task, but I believe it is the best way to minister to kids and students. The book Creating a Lead Small Culture is a […]

4 Ways To Increase the Potential of Your Ministry

In this post I wrote about how we can improve the quality and consistency of our ministries, primarily through systems and leadership. In terms of how they work together, I noted that systems set the floor while leadership raises the ceiling of an organization. Setting a floor, or the lowest experience someone would have, is […]

How To Keep A Pulse On Your Family Ministry Environments Weekly

As our ministries grow it becomes harder and harder to keep a finger on the pulse of each environment. Even when the ministry is smaller it’s impossible to be in every room, every small group, and every large group environment. On top of that, we want to help create a culture of reflection and improvement, […]

#OC15 Main Session 5 Notes

I’m at the Orange Conference this week, and I’m blogging notes from breakouts and main sessions. Here are my notes on the fifth main session: Main Session 5 Kara Powell Being a leader doesn’t mean keeping it all together. It means pointing to a God who keeps it all together. “Think of me as a fellow patient […]

#OC15 Main Session 4 Notes

I’m at the Orange Conference this week, and I’m blogging notes from breakouts and main sessions. Here are my notes on the fourth main session: Main Session 4 Kristen Ivy Kristen is the primary creator and lead voice of the Phase Initiative. The goal is to help parents identify the phase their kids are in and lead […]