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Coronavirus and Digital Experience Guide

A few practical resources and ideas to put part of your services online. Read More

Middle Schoolers Challenge Everything: How to Navigate Questions and Doubts About the Easter Story

So, if you have a middle school child, or if you've ever worked with middle schoolers, you know that they're constantly challenging things--whether it's questioning your choice for dinner or… Read More

What Do I Do For Easter This Year?

For the first time in recent history, families won’t be able to get all dressed up and come to church to celebrate Easter with their family and their church family.… Read More

4 Things That Are Better About Digital Ministry

In some ways, this pandemic and quarantine are a heartbreaking new normal, and yet somehow during the week after our first online small group, I couldn’t seem to shake a… Read More

8 Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting with High Schoolers on Social Media

If you want to grow in relationship with your teen, you have to be willing to meet them when, where and how they need you. That includes social media. But… Read More

30 Ways To Digitally Connect With Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Here at Orange, we’ve been loving conversations with really smart ministry leaders—people like you who have already pioneered some innovative solutions to help youth ministries connect digitally. And, we want… Read More

Using Digital Devotional Plans in Your Youth Ministry

We’re living in a mobile-first world. That means—most students (and really, most people!) are regularly accessing everything that’s important to them on their phones first. From banking information and receipts,… Read More

What’s Happening with the 2020 Orange Conference Because of COVID-19?

As we think about OC20, we recognize we can’t recreate what happens when thousands of us are together in the same room. But we believe there are some opportunities for… Read More

The Volunteer Middle Schoolers Need

Every kid needs someone who knows their history. And every kid needs someone who can rediscover them now.  Read More

The 4 Significant Relationships Every High Schooler Needs

Relationships have the power to make or break a teenager’s high school experience. As you can, point your teen in the direction of people who are life-giving (think encouragers over… Read More

You Get 40 Hours a Year: Here’s What You Need to Teach Them

So, here’s the question: If you have less than 20 times to connect to a sixth grader this year, what are you going to teach them? Read More

Is This Missing from Your High Schooler’s Life?

So…if no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents,… Read More