Do Ministry Better
Registration ENDS SEPT 30, 2019
Master Teaching Videos | Private Community | Live Q&As | Practical Resources
2-Hour Monthly Coaching Session | Idea Sharing | You Lead Projects
YouLead Coaching is designed specifically for staff who work with Kids, Students or NextGen.
We would like to invite you to join a group!
Monthly video teachings that provide insight into the key strategies that can move your ministry forward.
Private Online Community
An online forum to support and share ideas with your cohort.
Live Q & A's With Experts
Each month, you will connect with influential voices answering practical questions from your ministry.
Be the first to know about exclusive Orange events and products.
A two hour monthly video call with your cohort and coach.
You Lead Projects
Tackle a project in your ministry with structure and guidance from ministry experts.
NEW! Team Strategy Cohorts
The Orange Learning Collective
Want to pull all the parts and pieces of Orange together in a cohesive strategy for your Family Ministry?
The Orange Learning Collective is a 12 month, in-person, cohort experience that meets in Atlanta. You’ll connect with Orange content experts, connect with other Family Ministry teams and be inspired to think farther than you ever have before. By invitation only, this cohort includes 3 meetings in Atlanta for a 3-5 member team.
Facilitators: Geoff and Sherry Surratt
For more information email Sherry: firstname.lastname@example.org
what others are saying about The Orange Learning Collective…
Being a part of the Orange Cohort has been a transformational experience for the Family Ministry of Christ Fellowship. Having dedicated, guided time to process and think about ‘what could be’ has helped us create clarity, establish a common language, and build a scalable ministry plan focused on the family as a whole. Jeff and Sherry Surratt, along with the entire Orange team, have encouraged us and challenged us all along the journey. We are excited to experience the fruit of our time in the cohort. James Duvall, Family Ministry Pastor, Christ Fellowship Palm Beach Gardens
The Cohort has been like a road trip; an experience to get our key people in one vehicle, heading the same direction. Between the teaching provided and conversations with other ministry leaders, our team’s mindsets and models for ministry were challenged. It has became the catalyst for our organization to tackle the conversation of a birth through young adult strategy. The investment of time, energy, and money will alter the eternity of thousands in our community. I highly recommend it to any church who is interested.” Will Randall, Kids Pastor, Westover Hills Assembly of God
The Orange Learning Collective allowed our team to develop effective systems and cohesive strategies with confidence having received input from the Surratts and other Orange Leaders, as well as feedback from some of the most effective church leaders across the country. Taking time away from working in ministry to work on our ministry was a significant and essential return on our investment. Mike Weston, Kids Pastor, Northridge Church
Meet Our Coaches
Nick and his wife Jennifer have been married for over a decade and are blessed with their 2 kids, Isaac & Mackenzie. Nick serves on the leadership team at Community Christian Church and leads the NextGen Ministry staff team. Nick loves to help church leaders work on their ministry (not just in it) and he is a certified Church StratOp facilitator, helping churches walk through the proven strategic planning process of StratOp. You can find his writing, free resources, and weekly interviews with family ministry leaders at nickblevins.com.
Erin English has served in kid and family ministries for 17 years, most recently as Kids Ministry Director at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. She is passionate about the potential of the family and helping to engage, equip and encourage ordinary people to do extraordinary things with the gifts and talents God designed them with to point kids and adults alike to Christ. She has been married to her college sweetheart, John, for 20 years and together they are raising four creative and fun-loving kids.
Kenny, a 20-year veteran of kids and family ministry, currently serves as the NextGen Pastor at Mission Church in Gilbert, AZ. His passion to see the next generation come to know and follow Christ propels him to constantly rethink how the church approaches ministry to kids, students and their families. Kenny loves to network and collaborate with ministry leaders around the world to push ministry to new levels. Kenny writes at iamnextgen.com and childrensministryonline.com.
For just short of 15 years, Cindy has served as a pastor to kids and families at local churches in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Cindy has a dream to see churches reach more families, create cultures that are champions for 1000 Generations, and leaders who are constantly preparing for the church of the future. Learn more about Cindy at cindyfiala.com
John Huber has been serving in youth and family ministries for over 20 years and is passionate about seeing the next generation love, become like and share Jesus in a personal way. In his role as Executive Family Pastor at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, Kansas, John oversees the vision, strategy and structure of ministry for kids, students and families.
Will Hutcherson is a highly sought out coach, communicator, consultant, and team developer with over 15 years of experience in youth ministry. Â Will coaches and consults leaders in churches and schools. Â He is the CEO of Beautiful Feet, a missions organization that fights poverty in Central America through child sponsorships and short-term mission trips. Â In his free time, he enjoys listening to 90’s R&B and cheering for the Tampa Bay Rays with his wife Arianne. Â But, most likely you’ll find him wrestling with his rambunctious 8-year old, Liam, dancing with his 5-year old, Reese, or stacking blocks with his very busy 2-year old, Kinsley.
Dr. Kevin Monahan is the Next Gen Pastor at 12Stone Church in Metro Atlanta, GA. With over 25 years of ministry experience, he has ministry expertise in working with kids, middle school, high school as well as college student and young adults. Kevin has been married to his wife, Meghan, for over 18 years and has three children: Jacob, Aidan and Olivia. He has a Master of Divinity in Counseling, as well as a Doctorate in Adolescent Development. He enjoys playing guitar, remodeling homes, playing soccer and equipping this generation to impact the world for Christ.
Lisa Molite is the Elementary Director at Community Christian Church in White Marsh, MD. She has been leading in ministry for over 15 years and is passionate about creating irresistible environments for children. Lisa created ReadySetSunday.com, a resource for children’s ministry leaders who want to create great environments through decor and sets.
Kelly is a 10-year veteran in NextGen ministry who got her start as a volunteer preschool director. Throughout her ministry, she’s helped start two church plants, has served in a portable church environment, and has served in both larger and smaller church contexts. Currently, Kelly serves as the NextGen Director at Grace Hill Church in Collierville, TN. She’s passionate about helping churches leverage their environments to make it easier for kids and families to connect. Kelly is married to Jason (who is also in ministry!), and they have 4 kids. You can connect with Kelly at kellystockdale.com.
Tom Shefchunas (Shef) is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. He leads the development and strategy for XP3 Middle School and High School curriculum. Before that, he was the North Point Ministriesâ€™ Multi-Campus Director of Transit, the middle school ministry, for 12 years. And before that, he spent 10 years as a high school teacher, coach, and principal. His passion is working with, recruiting, and developing volunteers and leaders who will shape the next generation.
Jim Wideman has spent over 40 years helping churches and leaders thrive! Jim has trained hundreds of thousands of childrenâ€™s and student ministry leaders from all denominations and sizes of congregations around the world. He has been a speaker, teacher, author, leadership coach and ministry consultant as well as worked in 6 thriving churches over a span of four decades. Although Jim is most widely known as one of the pioneers and fathers of the modern Childrenâ€™s Ministry movement , He has also served as a Student Pastor, Minister of Music, Christian Education Director, Associate Pastor, School Administrator and Executive Pastor. Thereâ€™s not an area of ministry within the local church Jim has not had the priveledge of overseeing.
Louie has worked in 5 different churches of all shapes and sizes over the last 18 years, including the last 6 at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. He now serves as the Student Ministry Consultant for North Point Partner churches around the country. Louie loves to help ministry leaders think through what they are doing and help them to connect and learn from each other as well. He lives in Cumming, GA with his wife, Lindsay, and his two boys, Levi and Luke.
You’ll also learn from some of these experienced speakers, authors and ministry leaders.