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About Reggie Joiner
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. Orange (www.ThinkOrange.com) provides innovative curriculum resources and training for leaders who work with preschoolers, children, families, and students. They have partners throughout the United States and eight other countries. Orange is also the architect of the Orange Conference (www.TheOrangeConference.com) and the Orange Tour (www.OrangeTour.org) which provide national training opportunities for senior pastors, church leaders, and ministry volunteers.
Reggie is also one of the founding pastors, along with Andy Stanley, of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. In his role as the executive director of Family Ministry, Reggie developed the concepts of ministry for preschoolers, children, students, and married adults over the course of his eleven years with the church. During his time with North Point Ministries, Reggie created KidStuf, a weekly environment where kids bring their parents to learn about God, as well as Grow Up, an international conference to encourage and equip churches to create relevant, effective environments for children, families, and teenagers.
Reggie is the author of A New Kind of Leader (Orange Books), co-author of It's Just a Phase, So Don't Miss It (Orange Books, with Kristen Ivy), Lead Small (Orange Books, with Tom Shefchunas), Seven Practices of Effective Ministries (Multnomah, with Lane Jones and Andy Stanley) and the author of Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide (David C. Cook, June 2009). Think Orange encapsulates Joiner's philosophy and practice of family ministry, combining the strengths of family and church to capture the hearts and minds of the next generation.
Reggie is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College. Reggie lives with his wife, Debbie, in Cumming, Georgia, and they have four grown children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah, and Rebekah.
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Your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing. If you are satisfied with those results, you don’t need this book. If not, it’s time for a change.
Like your own personal trainer, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry is an insightful guide for any leader who yearns for a simpler, more effective approach to ministry. Here are seven strategic principles that when put into play will bring focus and clarity to everything you do and turn your ministry into a winning team.
Story Behind the Book
Looking for ways to help pastors faced with hectic lives and depleted resources, Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner, and Lane Jones decided to write a parable about the complicated life of a local pastor. Rather than come straight at those in ministry with formulas and lists, they engage readers in an effort to have them identify with the character.
“For many years, I practiced and taught church growth. What I have witnessed as a member at North Point takes church growth to a whole new level. Andy and his team communicate principles that will add value to you and the church you love.”
-John C. Maxwell, founder, The INJOY Group
“Every professional athlete recognizes the value of solid coaching. The best are always working to get better. From what I’ve seen at North Point, these seven practices can improve the game of any church in America.”
-John Smoltz, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher
“The practices covered in this book are down-to-earth, practical, and come from real difference-makers who know what church leadership is all about. Andy, Reggie, and Lane have definitely hit the ball out of the park with the 7 Practices of Effective Ministry.”
-Ed Young, Jr., senior pastor, Fellowship Church
Founder of the Orange Conference, Reggie Joiner looks at what would happen if the church and families combined their efforts to create a revolutionary strategy to affect the lives of children.
Families and churches are each working hard to build faith in kids, but imagine the potential results when the two environments synchronize, maximizing their individual efforts. What can the church do to empower the family? How can the family emphasize the work of the church? They can Think Orange. Former family ministry director Reggie Joiner looks at what would happen if churches and families decided they could no longer do business as usual, but instead combined their efforts and began to work off the same page for the sake of the kids. Think Orange shows church leaders how to make radical changes so they can:
• Engage parents in an integrated strategy
• Synchronize the home and church around a clear message
• Provoke parents and kids to fight for their relationships with each other
• Recruit mentors to become partners with the family
• Mobilize the next generation to be the church
With a transparent, authentic approach that gives every family and church hope for being more effective in their common mission, Think Orange rethinks the approach to children’s, youth, and family ministry.
But what exactly do you do? What exactly is your job?
It's possible that you may feel lost at times, like your role falls somewhere between a parent and a friend, a coach and a teacher. Remember, you aren't supposed to be any of those things. You are a little of all of those things.
Small groups come in many sizes.
Those who wear diapers.
Those who watch Disney.
Those who are learning to drive.
Those who are picking a college.
Lead Small clarifies the responsibility of the small group leader for those who work with children and teenagers. it establishes five common threads so that those who choose to lead in any size church can work off the same blueprint.
When you lead small...
you realize that what you do for a few has more potential than what you do for many.
When you lead small...
you choose to invest in the lives of a few to encourage authentic faith.
With personal insight and practical advice, Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas will show you how to do something small for a big impact.
You know what your kid is going through is just a phase, but what does that really mean?
Don't Miss It (by Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy) reminds parents that phases are not just periods of time to be survived, but opportunities to be maximized. It gives parents a simple strategy for parenting every week like it counts. It can help them reprioritize their time with their kids; it may even change how they see their kids and themselves.
(And because parents are busy, it's designed to take an hour or less to read.)
It's just a phase. So don't miss it.
To read more about the Phase Project, visit JustAPhase.com.
For more resources like this, visit OrangeBooks.com.
"If you are a parent, don't miss reading this book. It will change how you see the potential of your kids forever. It could also change how you parent this week."—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author
But someone who understands that when the church and the family work together, their combined influences make a greater impact on kids.
A New Kind of Leader (by Reggie Joiner) is a concise guide to seven values common to many innovative, passionate leaders determined to build authentic faith in the next generation. These seven beliefs and applications characterize a new kind of leader.
For more resources like this, visit OrangeBooks.com.
“This is a guide for every volunteer who wants to love and lead kids toward a better future. These seven beliefs will redefine how your church shapes the faith of kids and teenagers.”—Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International
Kids need other significant adults in their lives who not only know God, but know them, invest in them, and encourage in them an authentic faith. In the church setting, no one is better positioned to do this than a small group leader.
So, if you want parents and small group leaders to influence kids every week, you need to start influencing parents and small group leaders every week.
In Win Every Week, Reggie Joiner (CEO of The reThink Group, co-founder of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia) explores what it takes to create and implement an intentional plan to invest in small group leaders and parents every week.
Win Every Week is part of the You Lead Series, ebooks you can read in one sitting, by Orange, a division of The reThink Group. See more resources like this at ThinkOrange.com and OrangeBooks.com.
They are parents.
And every single one of them who walks through the doors of your church has one thing in common: they’re in the middle of doing one of the hardest jobs known to man. So, how can your church reenergize their hearts? Refuel their hope? Reactivate their family? How can you make Sunday work for every parent?
In Make Sunday Work for Parents, Reggie Joiner (CEO of The reThink Group, co-founder of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia) explores six practical steps to reactivating families.
Make Sunday Work for Parents is part of the You Lead Series, ebooks you can read in one sitting, by Orange, a division of The reThink Group. See more resources like this at OrangeBooks.com and ThinkOrange.com.
You can't force a toddler to love broccoli.
You can't make a teenager not date someone.
And you can't make a kid love God.
At some point it just starts to break down.
Playing for Keeps is a book for parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers). In Playing for Keeps, you will discover six things every kid needs over time, and 18 practical ideas so you can make what really matters matter more.
As parents, we need to do everything we can to enhance our children’s relationship with us, to influence their relationships with those outside the home, and most importantly, to advance their relationship with God. Designed for use in personal study or in small groups, The Parental Guidance Required DVD and study guide are practical resources that will help parents to ask themselves the important questions: Am I economizing my time with my child, or am I investing in my child by carefully developing the quality of our relationship over the long haul? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? Am I nurturing a healthy, eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the inevitable storms of life? DVD include 4 complete sermons and six group sessions that correspond to the companion study guide.
Influencing Your Child’s Future
Of all the assignments God will give you during your time on earth, none may be more sacred than the task of raising your children. Parental Guidance Required Study Guide is designed to give you the counsel you need to help prepare your children for the future. Intended for use in personal study or in small groups, this six-session companion study guide to the Parental Guidance Required DVD is a practical resource that will encourage you to look at the relationships in your children’s lives and ask the important questions: Am I developing a quality relationship with my child that will go the distance? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? Am I nurturing a healthy eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the storms of life?
Asking the right questions is the key to helping you assess your family needs and ensure that the influence you have is one that will last a lifetime.
Story Behind the Book
In an effort to focus Multnomah’s mission to equip the church and to make the "bride" more beautiful, the company developed a relationship with Andy Stanley and North Point Community Church to publish a selection of the church’s resources and distribute them to a broader market. North Point is one of the most influential churches in the nation, and their teaching is already highly sought after. They have a voice for the 20- to 30-something generation. Reaching the church is a strategic goal of Multnomah, and we realize that the emerging generation needs resources that deliver truth in fresh, new ways. Andy’s leadership will keep North Point on the edge for a long time to come.