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Free Article: How to Grow a Leader

Channel your kid's traits into the ability to lead.

Real Ministry: Redeemer Church – “Global Involvement”

We’re back with another quick installment from Sam Luce at Redeemer Church in beautiful Utica, New York. Sam is the children’s pastor...

Do you Have a Whiteboard in Your Kitchen?

I mentioned earlier today that I just finished Patrick Lencioni’s book “The 3 Big Questions for the Frantic Family.” I’m also nearing the...

Revisiting Orange 2010 – Nancy Ortberg

Ever since listening to an interview of Nancy Ortberg on the Catalyst Podcast, I’ve been a fan. I’ve also picked up her book (actually...

The Power of AND in Preteen Ministry

I am seeing a disturbing trend in Family Ministry/Children's Ministry. It's that if you minister to families, you neglect the kids, and...

Parents Are Prioritizing Family Time

New research suggests parents are spending more time with their kids than in previous generations.

What They Really Think About Serving

Do you ever wonder what kids really think about serving? Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping your Kids Serve Others and Right the...

Free Thanksgiving Ideas, Lessons, and Crafts for Children's Ministry

Over ten links to various Thanksgiving resources for children's ministry.

Revisiting Orange 2010 – Mark Batterson

When something is new and fresh, it is easy to be captivated by it. The imagination soars when opened up to visions ...

Parents in Transition

Guest Post by Reggie Joiner Reggie is founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence...

Concordia Church – “Global Involvement”

We’re checking in with Richard Schmidt from Concordia Church today. Their team has done something really innovative to encourage Global Involvement...

Illuminate: Review

As I said the other day, Illuminate was a total success. Since Saturday, I’ve been in pure recovery mode. I’m just now getting...

Craig Groeschel on Generational Tension

During Catalyst Conference, Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv (Edmond, OK) discussed generational tension. We have a spiritual enemy that wants to divide us by...

Build Faith in Children

Here are some notes captured by Keith Tusing during the last tour. This week on Wednesday the 10th, Orange Tour touches down...

Free Devotion: Thankfulness

"Whoever is kind to the needy honors God (Proverbs 14:31)."

Free Craft Idea: Christmas Recipes

Engage your kids with these hands-on Christmas activities.

Recruiting the Best Volunteers for Ministry: The Process

So yesterday I talked about the packaging you use when recruiting the best preteen ministry volunteer. It's very important. It makes an emotional...

Let’s Talk About “Global Involvement”

It’s a new month here at OrangeLeaders.com, and the topic we’ll be discussing this month is Global Involvement. It’s the perfect time...

Two #kidmin Lists

Children’s Ministry Magazine recently released two very interesting Kidmin lists. One list contains the top 20 Kidmin influencers leading the way. The other list...

Recruiting the Best Volunteers for Ministry: The Packaging

It's getting close. Christmas is almost here. For some you probably haven't even thought about how you are going to wrap your Christmas...

Rick Warren Successor Andy Wood Apologizes for 2021 Mark Driscoll Interview;...

Andy Wood, named as Rick Warren’s successor at Saddleback Church, has apologized for inviting Mark Driscoll to speak at the 2021 Echo Leadership Conference. Critics, however, say Wood's apology leaves too many questions unanswered.

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

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