From the team at D6, this podcast is focused on building an excellent family ministry. Filled with useful tips and great interviews, we help ministry leaders and parents take practical steps to disciple families.
Drs. Kara Powell and Steve Argue coauthored the book Growing With: Every Parent’s Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family and Future. Join Kara and Steve as they have real conversations with thoughtful parents about the ups and downs of parenting adolescents and emerging adults.
The Think Orange Podcast is for ministry leaders, pastors, church volunteers, parents, and educators – anyone who wants to impact the faith of the next generation. In each episode, we’ll share ideas presented at our live events, The Orange Conference and Orange Tour. These ideas, insights, principles, and strategies will empower, inspire, challenge, and may even change the way you view and lead the next generation. Featured guests include Reggie Joiner; Kristen Ivy; Carey Nieuwhof; Sherry Su ...
Our guest, Steven Ackley, challenges parents and the church to avoid outsourcing discipleship and embrace a collaborative discipleship model between parents, church leadership, and across all generations.
In discussing his book, Revolutionary Leadership: Essential Lessons From the Men and Women of the American Revolution, Pat Williams sheds light on leadership lessons that ministry leaders can learn from our founding fathers.
Artist-songwriter Rachael Nemiroff provides great insight into the importance of collaboration, life on the road, and the story behind her single, "One Heart Two Homes."
As lead youth pastor at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, TN, Ryan Garrett guides us in connecting with parents and supporting today's youth so they recognize the impact they can have on the world for the Kingdom of God right now.
As co-founder of Grace Marriage, Brad Rhoads advises couples on how to prioritize a fulfilling, grace-filled marriage instead of settling for a marriage that is surviving on leftovers.
David Thomas discusses emotional, social, and spiritual milestones for children and shares how parents and ministry leaders can come alongside them to encourage growth and development in these areas.
Kirsten Watson brings an abundance of encouragement for each person's unique journey with the Lord as we discuss her book, Sis, Take a Breath: Encouragement for the Woman Who's Trying to Live and Love Well (but Secretly Just Wants to Take a Nap).
We learn all about what's to come next month at the D6 Conference from Dr. Ron Hunter and Marianne Howard.
Dr. Michael Wilder shows ministry leaders how their leadership role can have the most impact when seen first and foremost as Christ-centered followership.
We learn from Michelle Craddock how student ministers can best partner with parents by ministering to their hearts and how to utilize valuable resources you may already have within your church.
As the author of the book, Why Should I Trust the Bible?, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones guides parents and ministry leaders on answering the questions students are having today about the Bible and equipping students to defend the truthfulness of the Bible and own their faith.
In this day and age that is full of pain, heartache, and struggle, Brian Haynes joins us to discuss how families and churches can come together to wage war in the battle for our families.
Guest Donnie Thaden guides parents and ministry leaders on how to teach kids to study the Bible as he shares the five aspects of a wonderful tool for this, the HEART method.
After 30 years in youth ministry, Dr. Richard Griffith lets us know how youth ministry has changed and how ministry teams and churches can make the biggest impact for the Kingdom of God with students.
Our guest Mahogany Finley encourages young ministry leaders to have confidence in their calling and refuse to fall into the trap of comparison.
As founder of nextTalk, a nonprofit organization that encourages a culture of conversations in the home to keep kids safe online, Mandy Majors provides do's, don'ts, and how to's for parents as they shepherd their children in this area.
Busy parents gain hope and encouragement as Lydia Randall shares how they can incorporate at-home discipleship without adding to their to-do lists.
Long-time friend of D6, Michael Bayne, speaks to ministry leaders and parents as he discusses the church and at-home aspects of implementing a family discipleship strategy.
Our guest, Aaron Pontious, coaches parents and ministry leaders on being equipped to raise a generation of students that seek truth to combat the lies of the enemy.
CEO of Kingdom Story Company, Jon Erwin, discusses his newest film American Underdog and shares his desire to spread the gospel using film as the medium.
As founder of Co-Parenting International, Tammy Daughtry sheds light on how churches can best serve families with single parents and those who have been affected by divorce.
Student ministry guru Dr. Richard Ross speaks to us about the impact of the pandemic on youth and youth ministry, and he advises parents and student pastors on critical next steps as we enter the post-pandemic world.
As vice president of Connect Ministries, Gabe Norris shares four characteristics of churches that effectively reach the unchurched families in their community, and he explains how Connect Ministries can provide help for churches in need.
Our guests, Marie Kuck and Brianna Edwards educate churches on serving the special needs community and families affected by trauma.
We are led by Tony Myles on how to be obedient in our conversations to leverage the gospel and engage on a deeper level with our children.
Children's ministry leader Michayla White challenges church leaders to assess if they're striving to create space to embrace the inclusion of children as full members of the family of God.
Dr. Tim Kimmel teaches us the necessity for grace in our marriages and what that looks like on a day-in, day-out basis as he discusses his book, Grace Filled Marriage: The Missing Piece, The Place to Start.
Guest Scott Turansky guides us through practical strategies for shepherding our children's hearts instead of focusing on simply changing their negative behavior.
The mission of the church is timeless and will never change. The church exists to show the world who God is. But, if we aren’t willing to make some changes in our churches and our ministries we will actually lose influence, trust, and relevance, so we won’t accomplish our mission. That’s why it’s important to redesign our ministries to last. Listen…
What is your strategy? Not, what is your mission? Most of us know our mission. We spent time crafting the language very carefully and it is probably on a wall somewhere. But, what is your strategy? What is your plan of action to accomplish your mission? If I asked you to give me your elevator pitch, what would you say? We like to say that it’s your…
As the author of The Formula for Building Great Volunteer Teams, Dale Hudson shares outstanding strategies for recruiting, keeping, placing, and empowering our volunteers.
There are two types of people in this world. People who love Christmas music and people who do not. No matter which type of person you are, if you are a student pastor, you are going to want to check out our Not So Silent Night Christmas party included in the Winter Season of XP3 Curriculum. And, listen to this week’s podcast with Leslie Mack (link…
Do you celebrate Christmas before Thanksgiving or after? No matter when you put up your tree now is the perfect time to start preparing for how to engage families at Christmas this year! Listen to this week’s episode to learn from Mike Clear about Jingle Jam and how you can create a family-centered Christmas celebration for the whole family! Find s…
As the author of the book, Parenting Redefined: Finding the Confidence to Parent Your Teen, Britney Dent gives key strategies to gain a better understanding of teenagers and provides hope for discouraged parents of teens.
As ministry leaders, we are constantly evaluating our ministry and trying to measure success, but if we want to build momentum and have a lasting impact we need to make sure we are measuring the right things. Join Lisette Frasier as she breaks down the 5 timeless values you need to use as gauges in order to measure success in your next-gen ministry…
Intentional inter-generational discipleship is possible, and our guest, Jim Wideman, gives personal examples of ways that he incorporates discipleship into his relationships with his grandchildren and his adult children.
Why should you come to Orange Conference '22? What makes Orange Conference so special? On this episode of the Think Orange Podcast Dave Adamson sat down with Jamal Jones, Ashley Bohinc and Dan Scott to talk about their favorite memories from Orange Conference and how coming to Orange Conference can make a positive difference in your ministry. Find …
We learn from Mike Trimble the best ways to communicate appreciation and value to our volunteers.
"No one understands." Everyone in ministry has felt that before—like you are alone in what you are doing and no one understands what it’s like to be a next-gen leader. That’s why Orange Conference is special. We all get to be in a room full of other people with the same hopes, struggles, and schedules. We get to be with other humans who want to inf…
As COO of HomePointe, Inc., Tim Goodyear gives us "three Cs" for creating a family ministry culture and tells us how churches can use both teaching and tools to effectively encourage parents to lead in discipleship at home.
Hear from Matt Markins on disciple-making strategies that will effectively influence children of today who are living in a self-focused environment.
Sean Sweet gives us guidance on having a thriving preteen ministry, addressing the uniqueness of this age group and how to best help them grow in their faith.
It’s no secret that staying healthy and avoiding burnout in ministry is no easy task. That’s why we need to have a strategy in order to take care of ourselves mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This week Mike Foster breaks down how we can be healthy in ministry so we can be in this for the long haul. Find show notes here: https://orangeleaders…
How do I live in a way today that helps me thrive tomorrow? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe you’re experiencing some leadership burnout after this intense season of ministry—at times we all feel overwhelmed, over committed, and unsure of what to do next. This week on the Think Orange Podcast, we had the chance to talk with Carey N…
As executive pastor in Carrollton, Georgia, Corey Jones provides easy-to-follow guidance on how ministry leaders can connect, encourage, and develop volunteers that are utilizing their God-given gifts to further the Kingdom of Christ.
It’s no secret that we think the best ministry strategy is a small group strategy, but how do we implement a small group strategy? What are some practical ways to transition to a small groups model, recruit leaders, and help small groups to develop great relationships? On this week’s episode of the Think Orange Podcast, Dave Adamson sat down with m…
Author Nicki Koziarz discusses her new book, Flooded: The 5 Best Decisions to Make When Life Is Hard and Doubt Is Rising. Nicki shows us why Noah is so relational and what we can learn from him about faith during seasons of loss and doubt.
As president of Connect Ministries, Ken Thomas gives strategies churches can use to connect with families in their communities and keep them coming back after that first visit.
What do we do in those moments where it feels like everything has changed? How do we help our communities when we are experiencing a crisis? In this episode, Crystal Chiang unpacks the ways we can show up for the kids and teenagers in our ministries so they can thrive, even in crisis.By Orange
As we restart ministries and train leaders to invest in the next generation, what do they need to know? What are the characteristics of a great small group leader? In this episode of the Think Orange podcast Tom Shefchunas breaks down what it means to lead small in order to impact kids or teenagers so they can develop an everyday faith.…