Making Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong

Today is my third blog post of 3 featuring the latest initiative by a premier family-focused ministry organization called Orange. For more information about Orange, check out their site

This week, the brilliant folks at Orange launched, an online resource of their most recent publications. I highly commend Orange and their philosophy of family ministry to you for a number of reasons, but namely, they inspire, encourage, and equip folks from across the ecclesial spectrum to do better family-based ministry within their local context. Hands down, as a Student Pastor, with more than 10 years of experience in the field, it is the best stuff on the market.

You can read some of my many blog posts about Orange here.  

And who doesn't want to do better ministry?

Today, the great people at Orange are featuring their flagship book of 2014, Creating a Lead Small Culture - a follow-up to their highly-acclaimed and my personal favorite: Lead Small.  

A couple of years ago, Orange made a bold move in the world of big church, big production American Christianity. They asserted that the most faithful, most impactful ministry with kids and students (and adults) does not always happen under the big lights of a huge dark room. Rather, it happens when a caring, Christ-centered adult invites a few kids on a journey to grow in their relationship with Jesus. 

One of the reverberating phrases that Reggie Joiner, founder of Orange, says quite often is, "Discipleship is done in circles, not rows."

Take look at this video, and hear from Reggie himself on the book Creating a Lead Small Culture

Our friends over at Orange Books are offering some great deals this week. You can get any of the deals, any day this week:

Buy one copy of the book Creating a Lead Small Culture, and get all of the following:

  • “Transitioning to a Lead Small Culture” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Elle Campbell and Kenny Conley, audio file)
  • “Say Yes to a Lead Small Culture” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Carey Nieuwhof, audio file)
  • A three-month trial membership to Weekly (an online subscription to empower your 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 to learn more.

QUESTION: What is your small group strategy?