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The Think Orange Podcast | A Podcast For Family, Next Generation, Children's and Student Ministry Leaders
14 minutes | 2 years ago
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 kids, then it HAS to be personal. That’s why in this episode, Reggie Joiner unpacks 5 personal questions every kid is asking—questions that can not only make our ministries better, but also set kids up with a stronger faith and a brighter future.Welcome to Episode 86 of the Think Orange Podcast. Where To Listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud People, Places & Helpful Resources It’s Personal Book with Free Reading GuideOrange Tour 2019 Featured Guest REGGIE JOINERReggie is founder and CEO of Orange (The reThink Group). He has co-written three parenting books, Don’t Miss It, Playing for Keeps and Parenting Beyond Your Capacity as well as other leadership books including A New Kind of Leader and Think Orange. Reggie lives in Georgia with his wife, Debbie, and has four grown children, Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah. Your Host DAVE ADAMSONWhen he’s not working as a pastor at North Point Ministries in Atlanta, Dave is usually making his family cross their arms, roll their eyes, and tap their feet while he takes “just one more quick photo” on family outings. You’ll also often find him up to his neck in “Jewish stuff” as he researches the cultural context of Jesus for his daily Instagram devotions. Learn more about Dave at daveadamson.tv.
58 minutes | 2 years ago
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.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
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.
45 minutes | 2 years ago
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.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
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.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
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.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
080: Techniques for Getting the Best Out of Your Team
We’ve all heard the joke, “Ministry would be easy if not for the people.” We all have days that can feel frustrating or out of sync—like when you’re overwhelmed by your workload or those on your team aren’t speaking the same language. In those moments we wonder if it might be easier to just go at it alone. But the reality is we need more than just ourselves to accomplish the mission we’ve been given. In today’s conversations, we hear from Doug Fields and Amber Baker. With a combined 50-plus years of experience leading teams, they share the whys and hows for celebrating and empowering those you’ve been called to lead. Whether you lead a team of staff, volunteers, or students, these techniques will help you grow in your awareness of yourself as a leader, as well as those you’re working with every single day. Welcome to Episode 80 of the Think Orange Podcast.
49 minutes | 2 years ago
079: Accomplishing More by Doing Less
The new year is a popular time for saying “yes.” “Yes” to more family time. “Yes” to exercise. “Yes” to getting plenty of rest. But what if this year, you could accomplish all these things and more because of a decision to say “no” instead? Today on The Pod, Frank Bealer and EJ Swanson join us to talk about the practice of slowing down. As two ministry leaders fluent in large-church ministry and high-level responsibility, Frank and EJ are pros at being efficient with their time while still leaning into relationships. They share how we can all slow down and manage our days in a way that won’t drive us—or our families—to the breaking point.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
078: Gen Z, Small Groups and Singing: The Best of Ashley Bohinc
It’s a bittersweet day here at the Think Orange Podcast as we celebrate and commemorate Ashley Bohinc’s last show as a regular host (don’t worry though, she’s not going far!). In honor of the self-proclaimed “lead singer of the podcast,” Dave and Ashley are recapping Ashley’s most insightful, moving and musical contributions to the show. This, of course, means talking about Small Group Leaders, generational differences and Taylor Swift. The Think Orange Podcast is so thankful for Ashley’s time on the show. We know that in her next endeavors, she’ll bring her contagious joy and vast knowledge on all things next generation with her. As for the rest of us, Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in 2019!
67 minutes | 2 years ago
077: Dealing with Burnout, Cynicism, and Isolation as a Ministry Leader
We travel all around the country, talking to thousands of leaders, and over and over we hear stories of burnout, cynicism, and isolation. In today’s interview-only episode of The Think Orange Podcast, Carey Nieuwhof dives into issues affecting many young leaders and pastors today. Through the framework of his new book Didn’t See It Coming, Carey talks candidly about some of the most common challenges leaders face. From personal experience and years of insight, Carey shares steps for breaking the cycle of pain by breaking out of isolation and taking steps today that will help you thrive tomorrow.
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