3 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Ever wondered how to select the right ministry team? There are 3 key characteristics of great leaders you need to look out for. Read More

When Only One Student Shows Up to Small Group 

We have all been there. We show up to small group, and we're the only person who showed up to small group. Confession: I have led middle school small groups… Read More

Three Ingredients to Help Students Recover Following a Pandemic

Today’s kids were already facing mental health problems. Now they feel delayed by the pandemic, and it’s added to their anxiety levels. According to Barna research, 82 percent of Generation Z members believe they’ve been traumatized. While it sounds extreme, many of… Read More

Is Gen-Z Older Than You Think?

Hey there! My name is Madi Gosch. I’m a 21-year-old intern for the Orange Students team, and I am a bit of a Gen Z expert …  Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say expert, but I am a member… Read More

How Small Group Leaders Can Help Students After They Encounter Injustice

What are the rights that you have as an individual created in the image of God? What are the things that everyone should have regardless of race, nationality, gender, or even faith belief, sexual orientation, or political affiliation?  God says each of… Read More

Sit, Don’t Fix, When Responding to Student Anxiety

I don’t know about you, but I think most of us were hoping when the calendar turned to 2021, all of our problems would magically go away—including, you know, that pesky global pandemic. Months into the new year though, many of us… Read More

5 Ways to Help Small Group Leaders Have Better Conversations About Racial Injustice

2020. Worldwide pandemic.  Stay-at-home orders.  School online.  Zoom fatigue.  Sports canceled.  Events canceled.  Movies postponed. Cabin fever.  More black men and women shot.  Social media explosion.  Black Lives Matter marches.  Riots.  Presidential election. That list is not exhaustive, and you probably have… Read More

2 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Ask 6th Graders this Fall

It’s August, which means Back to School season is upon us! Although going “back to school” does look different this year for some, that doesn’t change the fact that school is starting and a brand-new grade, a brand-new school, and a brand-new… Read More

5 Ways to Re-Invest in Volunteers

I’ve noticed the auto care center keeps putting a sticker on my windshield that tells me when it’s time to come back to the shop. It has two options: come back after a certain date, or after a certain number of miles. … Read More