Our Worship-Arts Minister and I recorded this for our church, during our series on the book of First Peter.
As one of the biggest running events neared its conclusion yesterday in Boston, time seemed to stop. However, it was not because of a particular underrated runner finishing the 26.2 miles or anything like that. No, this stoppage of time occurred due to the supposed heinous act of an individual or group, who wanted to … Continue reading What Can I Do? – A Response to the Boston Bombings
This summer was packed full of speaking engagements, traveling, and many opportunities to talk with people from other churches. In fact, even though it was one of my busiest summers, it was one of the best for that very reason. I was able to hear God-stories from other places around New England. One thing that … Continue reading Excited for the Future
As we kick off Orange Blogger Week for September 2011, I'd like to address a simple question of "Why Orange?" For those of you who have been in ministry situations for a while, or just starting, I know a new idea like this could be confusing as to why to change it up. For me, … Continue reading Why Orange?
Following my thoughts on Google Plus, I have been thinking a lot about social media the last couple days. Maybe it has to do with my involvement in the redesign of our church's website. Maybe it is because there seem to be so many social networks out there today. In fact, I believe I am … Continue reading Social Media and the Church
Each year at the Orange Conference, they perform a song for all volunteers in the church, specifically those serving in children's and student ministries. I can honestly say they are often overlooked and not appreciated enough. I know that I personally would be up a creek without my awesome team of volunteers! To all my … Continue reading “Don’t Fade Away” Volunteer Song from Orange Conference 2011
At the closing session of the 2011 Orange Conference, Reggie Joiner sat down with Geoffrey Canada for a chat about his childhood and how that shaped his passion for the younger generation today. When asked about the idea behind his movie Waiting for Superman: Geoffrey talks about how he grew up in the south Bronx, … Continue reading Reggie Joiner Interviews Geoffrey Canada (Orange 2011)
Many of us in ministry know the typical way things go. Parents expect to drop their kids off at their respective ministry and go on their way. Going deeper, many churches take this approach. They view the ministers as the only ones in charge of the ministry. While many have tried to change this, which … Continue reading How to: Mobilize Kids & Youth to Lead (Orange 2011)
I thought I would just give everyone a heads-up on what Workshops/Breakouts I would be attending at the Orange Conference this year. All of them are related to ministry to students/teens. A couple of the ones I am very excited about attending and sharing are the Breakouts concerning reaching special needs children and teens. I … Continue reading Orange Conference 2011 – What to Expect from Me
Last year, as you probably know, was our church's first time heading to the Orange Conference. One thing that I want to thank Orange for is connecting our church's ministries. While we were not the type of church who completely segregated our ministries, we sometimes did not know what was going on as much as … Continue reading Thanks Orange for Connecting Our Church’s Ministries