Have Orange Appeal!
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Debbie Parker
December 13, 2016
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When we say ORANGE APPEAL (pun intended!), what do we mean?  The video explains it pretty well, but I want to make sure you didn’t miss what an important role you play in the church’s contribution to students’ lives. Basically, when we say have ORANGE APPEAL, we mean that the church is investing in families and partnering with parents as they shape and influence their kids to make a difference in their world.  We mean volunteers like you are investing a significant portion of the hours we have with students each week and each year. It is estimated that we have approximately 40 hours in a given year to influence students.  This pales in comparison to the number of hours that parents and even the school system have with each student.  The bottom line is that you are a vital part of those 40 hours so let’s make it count.

Source:  http://www.whatisorange.org/

 

 

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Lead Small
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Debbie Parker
November 28, 2016
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Success in leading a life group is sometimes upside down to how we often define success.  Often, we think greater numbers equals greater success.  In leading a small group of students, you have to adjust to the idea that really the “smallness” of the group is key to its success.  In “Lead Small,” Reggie Joiner puts it this way:

“If we aren’t careful, we can work so hard at leading big we never experience the power of leading small. When we lead small we realize that what we do for a few will always have more potential than what we do for many. When we lead small we simply make a choice to invest strategically in the lives of a few over time so we can help them build an authentic faith. We lead small to build authentic faith.”

Joiner, Reggie; Shefchunas, Tom. Lead Small (Kindle Locations 139-146). Orange, a division of The reThink Group. Kindle Edition.

Let’s get to the business of investing in a few!

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