Yesterday, I shared with you about a new initiative started by a high-impact family-based ministry organization called Orange. This week, they officially released the launch of Orange Books, a digital library of their most recent publications.
I highly commend this resource to you, regardless of whether you are a full-time Family Pastor at a large church or a caring adult who loves on your neighborhood kids. These resources will equip you to do better work with families in your sphere of influence.
In his latest book, Ben Crawshaw outlines 5 things that Student Pastors should choose to believe (really, 5 things that everyone should choose to believe) in order to do great in ministry. He lists them as follows, Student Pastors who thrive choose to believe that:
1. You will be here forever.
2. You will leave one day.
3. Your Senior Pastor is right.
4. Your Children's Pastor is cool.
5. You need parents.
Crawshaw argues that when Student Pastors believe these 5 core ideas, then not only does the student ministry win, but the entire church as a whole wins.
Hear straight from the author himself: http://vimeo.com/93387368
I highly commend his book to you as an invaluable resource for your personal growth as a Pastor, volunteer, parent, or caring adult in your local church.
Buy one copy of the book Make Believe, and get all of the following:
“Make Believe” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Ben Crawshaw and Kevin Ragsdale, audio file)
“Give the Right Person the Mic” (Jon Acuff, High School Camp 2014, video)
A three-month trial membership to Weekly (an online subscription to empower small group leaders and parents)
Plus, when you tweet or share on Facebook any of the deals using the hashtag #OrangeBooks, you’ll be entered to win a prize.
Go to OrangeBooks.com to learn more.
QUESTION: What do you need to make believe in order to thrive in your ministry?