Orange and Upward Partnering Together

Two of my favorite organizations have announced they are officially partnering up for future ministry. Orange, the people behind most the family ministry things I talk about, and Upward, a church-sponsored sports league, will soon be joining forces. The curriculum writers at Orange will be providing three components of Upwards' experience -- the weekly practice devotions … Continue reading Orange and Upward Partnering Together

Stuart Hall Urges Children and Youth Workers to Rage Against the Machine (Orange 2011)

For a lot of us, our environment does not match our mission and values. That is the point Stuart Hall led with as he discussed how we need to "Rage Against the Machine." The machine he refers to is what we refer to as Christianity in our modern culture. This machine is all about getting … Continue reading Stuart Hall Urges Children and Youth Workers to Rage Against the Machine (Orange 2011)

You are Important, According to Andy Stanley (Orange 2011)

The 2011 Orange Conference officially began tonight with the first main session. After some music and a video presentation, we were able to hear from Andy Stanley. His purpose for the night, according to him, was to tell us how important we are. In order to do that, he walked through the history of the … Continue reading You are Important, According to Andy Stanley (Orange 2011)

How to: Mobilize Kids & Youth to Lead (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)

Orange Week – February 7-11, 2011

This is just a heads-up that that this week is Orange Week. I've been asked by the Orange Social Media Team to blog about the Orange Conference and the Orange philosophy this week. So, expect several posts (at least one a day) about Orange. If you have been curious about this way of changing the … Continue reading Orange Week – February 7-11, 2011

Help Parents Prioritize God at Home

Rockingham Christian Church, where I serve, has quickly become more and more "orange." By that, I mean that we are doing our best to combine the efforts of the family (red = heart) and the church (yellow = light). In this, it has been on my mind to reach out to parents even more. So, … Continue reading Help Parents Prioritize God at Home