The Orange Leaders Audio Blog

The Orange Leaders Audio Blog helps family, youth and children’s ministry leaders influence the faith and character of kids and teenagers. Five days a week, Monday through, Friday, we will share the best strategies, tips and ideas from the Orange Leaders online blog. Each episode will cover relevant family ministry topics with posts from leaders like Reggie Joiner; Carey Nieuwhof; Kristen Ivy; Adam Duckworth; Sue Miller; Mike Clear; Jim Wideman; Dan Scott; Meaghan Wall; Frank Bealer; Dr. Jim Burns; Yancy Richmond; Nick Blevins; Brooklyn Lindsey; Geoff Surratt; and Kenny Conley. Each guest contributor is an Orange Leader – someone who passionately engages both the church and families to influence the next generation. If that’s you, you are part of an incredible, global community helping kids have a better future. We are for you and the development of your leadership in ministry. For additional resources and episode transcripts, visit
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Aug 3, 2018

In today’s episode, you’ll hear an excerpt from the Orange Strategy Guide audiobook, which helps any leader understand how to combine the light of the church and the heart of the home to influence the faith of the next generation.

Aug 2, 2018

A small group leader can be one of the most important people in a kid’s life. In today’s episode, Tom Shefchunas shares his thoughts on what every small group leader should know before taking on the job.

Aug 1, 2018

No one creates a small group thinking it won’t last, but they often do. Today, you’ll learn how to build a small group that will keep meeting week after week.

Jul 31, 2018

Though social media is necessary in your ministry, it does have its downsides, including negativity on your posts. Find out how you should handle negative feedback in today’s episode.

Jul 30, 2018

While summer serves as a break from rigid programming, the fall is coming and it is a strategic season for growth. In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to create a plan to cultivate new leaders in your ministry.

Jul 27, 2018

Culture dictates how your team will fulfill the duties and vision of your ministry. Today, you’ll learn what makes up a healthy culture.

Jul 26, 2018

There will always come a time when you have to work within a group setting in your ministry, but cohesion is optional. Find out how to work well with others in today’s episode.

Jul 25, 2018

Even the best small group leaders struggle with a dip in attendance. Find out the common reasons why people stop attending small group.

Jul 24, 2018

Your church’s social media strategy shouldn’t be implemented alone — you need a team! Learn how to build the right social media team in today’s episode.

Jul 23, 2018

An organization’s attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs are what create your mission’s synergy and momentum. Learn five ways to have a great staff culture.

Jul 20, 2018

As leaders, we all share a desire to grow in our leadership. Learn how you can use this summer to cultivate personal growth in your life.

Jul 19, 2018

Building and leading a small group culture in your church can be difficult, but the smallest acts of kindness can make a huge difference. Learn how one church used a postcard to reinforce leading small.

Jul 18, 2018

Time spent supporting small group leaders and the parents of the kids in the small group will help the next generation form a faith of their own. Learn how this model will benefit your church’s ministry in today’s episode.

Jul 17, 2018

Life change happens in small groups. Today, you’ll learn why it’s essential your church moves to a small group format and how it’ll benefit your entire ministry.

Jul 16, 2018

Recurring evaluation of our volunteers sets them up for success. Learn how to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of your volunteers in today’s episode.

Jul 13, 2018

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to show your volunteers you appreciate them using Gary Chapman’s five love languages concept.

Jul 12, 2018

Having strong marriages among those in your ministry can ultimately lead to increased faith in the next generation. Learn how your church can implement a marriage ministry in today’s episode.

Jul 11, 2018

The way you lead through transition can either build faith or fear in your team. In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to lead through transition in a healthy, honest way.

Jul 10, 2018

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how to transition out of a position with professionalism and grace, while maintaining healthy leadership.

Jul 9, 2018

You were created to grow. And even though growth is often uncomfortable, you’ll learn ways to push through the zone of discomfort in today’s episode.

Jul 6, 2018

Ministry growth happens when community happens. Learn what this means for you and your ministry in today’s episode.

Jul 5, 2018

In today’s episode, you’ll learn how leaders leverage their influence best by encouraging others to leverage theirs.

Jul 4, 2018

In today’s episode, you’ll learn why grooming your volunteers to lead may be a better option than hiring someone from the outside.

Jul 3, 2018

Change is hard. Learn how to effectively lead through it in today’s episode.

Jul 2, 2018

Intentional loss can make way for tremendous growth. In today’s episode, you’ll learn some necessary changes your ministry needs to make to flourish.

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