What does Orange look like in the world of student ministry?
Jared introduced the first 2 out of 5 Orange principles:
- Integrated Strategy – Lead with the end in mind. Student ministry cannot be its own silo in the church; it needs to be connected with other ministries. We have to recognize the importance of everyone, or we will play alone. The goal isn't for students to sit in church but to be part of the church.
- Refine Your Message – Core truths need to be crafted in engaging, relevant, and memorable ways. When we repeat the same thing over and over it just becomes white noise; we need to consistently push at the following three things in different ways: Wonder, Discovery, and Passion.
More challenging things to think about. How do I help students discover passion for God, and how do I help them better realize the part that they play in God's greater story? I don't know the answers yet, but I'm still searching!