Brett Talley

Orange Students Specialist

Brett is an Orange Students Specialist with Orange after spending 11 years in full-time ministry. He’s been married to his amazing wife since 2004. They have three amazing and hilarious kids who constantly keep them busy and laughing. He loves baseball, golf and makes amazing turkey melt sandwiches (if he has the time and ingredients, otherwise they’re just average).

Don’t Let Busy Distract From What Matters

I’m going to start this blog off with an obvious statement: 2020 has been a rough year for ministry (and most other things). With so many new aspects to doing… Read More

5 Digital Christmas Celebration Ideas

Whether your youth ministry is able to meet in person right now or your whole ministry is online, here are five fun digital ideas on how to enjoy Christmas together… Read More

What’s Coming to XP3 Curriculum Winter 2020?

Don’t look now, but 2020—that seemingly never-ending year—is almost behind us. Before we know it, Christmas will be here and we’ll be rolling into 2021. Read More

2021-2022 Scope & Cycle Resources

What if you had a 3-year plan for what you teach, when you teach it, and how often you'll repeat timeless truth? Read More

13 Ways to Prevent Small Group Leader Burnout

We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have… Read More

Suicide Prevention Month: 3 Things to Remember

Written by Brett Talley, an Orange Specialist, and Mandy Baldwin, a Licensed Counselor for Couples & Teens in Indianapolis, IN As you may have heard, the month of September is… Read More
Episode 25

RYM 025: School Shootings, Walkouts, And Helping Your Students Respond To Parkland

The recent school shooting in Parkland has had a lingering impact on this generation of students. In response to the event, many students are organizing school walkouts and protests to… Read More
Episode 24

RYM 024: Why Graduation Is Not The Finish Line (With Kara Powell)

In most areas of ministry, there's a finish line. There's a finish line for that weekend retreat. There's a finish line for that message you're writing. And if we're not… Read More
Episode 19-2

RYM 019 Part 2: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church And Sports

There are a lot of things competing with youth group attendance, and for many youth leaders, there's no greater competitor than sports and athletics. Whether it's travel baseball, swim meets,… Read More
Episode 19

RYM 019: Surviving The Constant Competition Between Church And Sports

There are a lot of things competing with youth group attendance, and for many youth leaders, there's no greater competitor than sports and athletics. Whether it's travel baseball, swim meets,… Read More

RYM Survey: RethinkingYMSurvey.org

Can we ask a favor? We want your feedback! We want to know how this podcast can serve you better! Visit RethinkingYMSurvey.org to take our Podcast Listener Survey! And as… Read More
Episode 17

RYM 017: Recalibrating Your Own Faith For The New Year

The start of a new year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the previous year, set goals for the upcoming year, and refocus ourselves for what's ahead. But as… Read More