The Think Orange Podcast is for ministry leaders, pastors, church volunteers, parents, and educators – anyone who wants to impact the faith of the next generation. Each episode, we’ll share ideas presented at our live events, The Orange Conference and Orange Tour. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to sit in on conversations with ministry and life stage experts as they unpack insights, principles and strategies that will empower, inspire, challenge and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation. Featured guests include Reggie Joiner; Carey Nieuwhof; Sherry Surratt; Doug Fields; Kristen Ivy; Geoff Surratt; Brooklyn Lindsey; Adam Duckworth; Sue Miller; and Frank Bealer. We’ll also be answering your questions, ensuring that your voice is heard and your ministry issues are addressed. Increase your influence with kids and teenagers; start thinking orange. For free resources and show notes, visit www.ThinkOrangePodcast.com
086: It’s Personal – 5 Questions You Should Answer To Give Every Kid Hope
The kids and students we lead need more than just deeper worship songs and deeper Bible studies to lead them down a path of hope and meaningful faith. They need something far more PERSONAL. In fact, if you want to be a transformational leader of ...
085: Two Unconventional Truths About Leadership
Today on The Pod, we tackle two ideas that many ministry leaders have a difficult time accepting. First, we’re joined by Jeanne Stevens who reminds us that with God all things are possible—but He never intended for us to live as though we are limitless. Then Ryan Leak sits down with guest hosts Holly Crawshaw and Sarah Bragg to talk about principles found in his book UnOffendable: No Offense. None Taken.
084: Tips & Hacks for Special Needs Ministry
It’s no secret that parenting is an emotional rollercoaster. One moment you’re beaming with pride over a job well done and the next you’re asking yourself how your darling angel turned into such a hooligan. For all the ups and downs of being a parent, families with special needs deal with all that and more. That’s why it’s important as ministry leaders that we find creative ways to make special needs families feel at home in our ministries.
Today on The Pod, we’re joined by four leaders who have made it their mission to serve in a special needs context. They share the heart behind special needs ministry, tips and tricks for getting the resources you need, and a plan for recruiting and keeping the right volunteers. Whether you’re a leader looking to start or improve the special needs ministry in your church or a volunteer looking for ways to lean in, we know you’re going to get a lot out of this episode.
083: Helping Students Develop a Prayer Life and Relationship with God
Spiritual habits are important—there’s not a Next Gen leader out there who will argue with that. We all agree we want students actively pursuing a relationship with God. But for most students, the idea of reading the Bible or having an active prayer life can feel unattainable or just plain boring.
On today’s episode of The Think Orange Podcast, we’ll talk about cultivating environments where kids and students can develop an authentic faith by focusing on four faith skills. We’ll hear from youth ministry veterans Crystal Chiang and Stuart Hall who will cast a vision and provide practical tools for helping students develop a prayer life and a relationship with God.
082: Leading Your Team Through Change
Today’s episode of the Think Orange Podcast is being aired in memory of Craig Jutila. An integral part of the Orange family, Craig was an advocate of church, family, and ministry, as well as a champion for pastors all across the country. Craig was incredible at leading change and shaping teams, and that’s what he’ll be sharing about today through an interview captured at Orange Conference 2018. After our conversation with Craig, we’re joined by Carey Nieuwhof. Carey provides some profound yet fundamental insights on the correlation of change and mission—and how to communicate change to those you lead.
081: How Transparency Can Save Marriages In Your Church
There’s a reason that we call getting married “tying the knot.” When two people vow to love each other forever, in front of God, their lives join together in a bond that feels unbreakable. However—like all knots—over time our marriages can get frayed and even loosen.
Healthy churches and healthy marriages are deeply and intricately connected. They both need each other. Ron and Jody Zappia have a story of a redeemed marriage. They use their story as a platform to show God’s glory and use transparency to help other couples find hope. Today on the podcast, they join Dave to talk about how churches can partner with couples to help them develop and maintain healthy marriages.