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Putting “Thinking Orange” into Practice

Putting “Thinking Orange” into Practice

Talking with a Parent I've been thinking about praying a lot about this "Think Orange" book.  I've often tried to include parents in the ministry, but only if they came to the church already.  Sure if guest parents showed up for a special function I would make my way over (often with high anxiety) to say hi and thank them for coming.  However, I never really sought them out in any other way.  We're starting an Appleseeds program (mentoring group for preteen girls) and one church member … [Read more...]

Think Orange by Reggie Joiner: Book Review

Think Orange by Reggie Joiner: Book Review

I recently started reading the book "Think Orange" by Reggie Joiner.  It talked about the power of combining church (yellow) and family (red) to produce a more powerful force (orange) than either could be alone.  After a funny and offbeat introduction, Reggie begins his dicussions with some "Orange-ology".  He explains that "The premise of this book is simple: As long as churches do only what they are doing, they will get only results they are presently getting."  The same goes for the family.  … [Read more...]