157 episodes

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. In each episode, we’ll share ideas presented at our live events, The Orange Conference and Orange Tour. These ideas, insights, principles, and strategies will empower, inspire, challenge, and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation. Featured guests include Reggie Joiner; Kristen Ivy; Carey Nieuwhof; Sherry Surratt; Doug Fields; Kristen Ivy; Geoff Surratt; Jon Acuff; Ryan Leak; Sue Miller; Carlos Whittaker; Virginia Ward; Kara Powell; 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.OrangeLeaders.com.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 132 Ratings

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. In each episode, we’ll share ideas presented at our live events, The Orange Conference and Orange Tour. These ideas, insights, principles, and strategies will empower, inspire, challenge, and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation. Featured guests include Reggie Joiner; Kristen Ivy; Carey Nieuwhof; Sherry Surratt; Doug Fields; Kristen Ivy; Geoff Surratt; Jon Acuff; Ryan Leak; Sue Miller; Carlos Whittaker; Virginia Ward; Kara Powell; 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.OrangeLeaders.com.

    EP169 How To Handle Conflict As A Youth Ministry Leader

    EP169 How To Handle Conflict As A Youth Ministry Leader

    Conflict is unavoidable, so how can we as leaders get better at leading through difficult situations and uncomfortable conversations? In this episode, we share a conversation from the “Rethinking Youth Ministry” podcast about handling conflict as a ministry leader. The panelists explain how understanding their own conflict styles has helped them better approach difficult conversations. They also share practical tips and resources for navigating conflict and teaching our students how to experience healthy conflict themselves.
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    • 54 min
    EP168 Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

    EP168 Creating And Sustaining A Healthy Small Groups Culture In Your Youth Ministry

    A healthy small groups culture is one of the most powerful tools for ministering to our students, but it doesn’t happen by accident. In this episode, we share a conversation from the “Rethinking Youth Ministry” podcast about how to create and sustain a healthy small groups culture. The panelists share inspiration and practical advice for finding and mentoring great small group leaders, structuring your programming with small groups as the focal point, and navigating periods of transition in your student ministry. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP167 Leading Through Life's Storms - Navigating Youth Ministry in Difficult Seasons

    EP167 Leading Through Life's Storms - Navigating Youth Ministry in Difficult Seasons

    How can we continue to lead well when real life gets in the way? In this episode, we share a panel discussion from the “Rethinking Youth Ministry” podcast that explores our responsibilities as youth leaders when leading through a storm. The panelists open up about their own experiences and share practical tips for making sure you get the care you need so you can lead others through challenging seasons.
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    • 46 min
    EP166: Rethinking Youth Ministry: A Conversation with Reggie Joiner and Crystal Chiang

    EP166: Rethinking Youth Ministry: A Conversation with Reggie Joiner and Crystal Chiang

    What are some of the key mindsets and approaches to ministry that we need to rethink in order to better serve our students? In this episode, we share an episode from the “Rethinking Youth Ministry” podcast with Reggie Joiner and Crystal Chiang. Reggie unpacks seven areas he wants to rethink, including our approach to engaging parents, the way we measure success, and the importance of maintaining relationships after high school.
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    • 53 min
    EP165: Navigating the Competition: Youth Ministry vs Sports

    EP165: Navigating the Competition: Youth Ministry vs Sports

    From the Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast: 

    How can we as leaders continue to have an impact on students even when they can’t show up every week? In this episode, we kick off our summer podcast takeover by sharing a previous episode of the “Rethinking Youth Ministry” podcast.  Brett Talley, Ashley Bohinc, Stuart Hall, and Dan Scott discuss the different perspectives of parents, leaders, coaches, and students and challenge us to think differently about the ways we support our students in and outside of the church walls.
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    • 32 min
    EP164 Get Serious About Fun

    EP164 Get Serious About Fun

    One of the best ways to build connection is by having fun together. So how can we take fun seriously in our student ministries? In this episode, Jon Williams and Brandon O’Dell of The So & So Show explain why fun is so important for breaking down barriers and helping kids and teens connect with Jesus. They also share practical advice for leaders looking to better incorporate fun into their ministries.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

M.Deonarine ,

Doing life together.

Thank you for putting into words my thoughts and feelings towards small group ministry. Pre pandemic our church started life groups a couple years before) but during the pandemic, our small groups which we now call life group (because we are doing life together) - It was during the pandemic we saw how important small groups were so vital to our gathering together online, the encouraging of one another and sharing the word with one another. The think Orange curricula/ podcasts/books etc have given tons of insights and direction into leading our Children’s ministry the way that God has called us too.

Vball_lace ,

Just what I needed!

I’ve been in the small group space for several years and love the strategy and mission of Orange. Thank you for these practical resources and stories of hope! After the pandemic hit, my personal need for community rose, but it felt like my passion for ministry and confidence in my role were at an all time low. I took some time off listening and the newest episode popped up on my feed at EXACTLY the right moment. The “Purpose of a Small Group Leader” episode was just what I needed! I can’t wait for the next episode!
-LR, South Carolina

JPodG ,

Helpful!

Great content and advice. I’ve only listened to one so far but it was excellent!

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