Church Volunteer Recruitment in 6 Steps

Church Volunteer Recruitment in 6 Steps

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...
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 Tour Re-Imagined: Two Unique Experiences

Orange Tour Re-Imagined: Two Unique Experiences

ORANGE TOUR RE-IMAGINED Two unique experiences offered for the first time this fall! A day of online training for your staff and volunteers. An in-person gathering for key leaders on your family ministry team. A day of online training for your staff and volunteers. At...
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....
How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

How to Prepare Your Church for the Next Decade

The theme of this year’s Orange Conference is Every Generation Needs a New Revolution. A few definitions from Merriam-Webster of “revolution” include: a sudden, radical, or complete change activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the...