Orange Tour

I go to the Orange Conference every year but there are some unique differences about the Orange Tour that I enjoy. Here are 5 things I look forward to every year at Orange Tour and below, I'll include notes from previous orange tours.  Attending With Volunteers...
The Orange Conference

The Orange Conference

What I love most about Orange, other than the people, is how they are constantly innovating. They're always looking to improve, add, tweak, change, and create in order to help churches win with families. I don't know about you, but our team does not have enough time...
Church Volunteer Recruitment

Church Volunteer Recruitment

Church volunteer recruitment is one of the most critical and most challenging tasks for every church leader. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any church and most church health metrics show a strong correlation between volunteer team growth and the health and growth of...
5 of the Best Church Texting Services

5 of the Best Church Texting Services

One of the BEST communication methods every church should be using is text messaging. Why? Because over 99% of texts are open and read. Compare that to email with just 20-40% open rates. So, what church texting services are out there? Church texting services are a...
Prayer Wall – Idea From My Church

Prayer Wall – Idea From My Church

In the midst of COVID-19 when our church was not meeting in-person we planned an outdoor baptism and prayer celebration that was held on our church grounds. As part of the celebration, we created a Prayer Wall that was used for attenders to write prayers on at the...
Church Online Engagement: 26 Ideas to Implement

Church Online Engagement: 26 Ideas to Implement

COVID-19 prompted most churches to move to a 100% digital strategy in a short time. It was new and different, but the churches adjusted. After moving online quickly, most of us saw higher numbers of church online engagement with about half of churches saying they...
Orange Conference 2020 Quotes

Orange Conference 2020 Quotes

Here are some of my favorite points and quotes from the 2020 Orange Conference. Kristen Ivy The grace you give yourself changes everything Become all things to all people Paul was suggesting we need to understand people first It’s hard to give people hope before...
Orange Conference 2020 Opening Session

Orange Conference 2020 Opening Session

Orange Conference 2020 is quite different as an online experience this year, but the content has been amazing as usual in the opening session. Here are some of my notes:   Kristen Ivy When you don’t know what to do, start by asking why: When you remember why you...
How The Orange Conference Helps Our Church

How The Orange Conference Helps Our Church

It's Orange Week, which is a time when a bunch of leaders and bloggers write posts related to The Orange Conference and the Orange Strategy. I'll be at the Orange Conference again this year. If you plan to attend, you'll want to register this week before the price...
Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens

Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens

This is a guest post from Andy Earle (see bio below) about Positive Effects of Social Media on Teens. It’s easy to peg social media as a bad influence on our teen’s lives because it’s caused such a big shift in parenting over the last 10 years. We covered the risks...
3 Social Media Risks for Youth

3 Social Media Risks for Youth

This is a guest post from Andy Earle (see bio below) about 3 Social Media Risks for Youth. Social media can be a great commodity for teens, providing new ways to connect with friends and express themselves. However, there can be some downsides to this new technology....