Tom Shefchunas

Tom Shefchunas is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. In this role, he leads the development and strategy for XP3 Middle School and High School curriculum. Previously, Tom was North Point Ministries’ Multi-Campus Director of Transit, their middle school ministry, for 12 years. And before that, he spent 10 years as a high school teacher, coach, and principal. Additionally, he is the co-author of Lead Small with Reggie Joiner. Tom and his wife, Julie, live in Cumming, Georgia, with their three children, Mac, Joey, and Cooper.

Episode 93

PCL 93: When is the Right Time to Give My Kid a Cell Phone?

In today’s episode, part two in a three-part technology series, our hosts, Kristen Ivy and Carlos Whittaker, are joined by Kara Powell, executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, and Tom… Read More
Episode 06

PCL 06: Shifting Rhythms

Tom Shefchunas, Middle School Director and co-author of LeadSmall joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to give some practical ideas for making the most of your family’s rhythm to connect… Read More
What You Need to Do Before (and After) You Give Your Kid a Phone

Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

What You Need to Do Before (and After) You Give Your Kid a Phone

By far, the number-one thing parents of teens ask me when they learn what I do for a living is almost always about phones. It comes in several forms, but… Read More
Kids and Screen Time

Imagine The End

Kids and Screen Time

After over twenty years of working with teens, I find myself in a very interesting place. I’m now a parent of two teens and a third who, because of his… Read More
Figuring Out Seventh Graders

Fight For The Heart | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life

Figuring Out Seventh Graders

“Wow . . . really?" “God bless you!" “I’ll pray for you!" These are the top three responses I get from people when they learn I work with middle school… Read More

Family Life | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th)

The Importance of Letting Go

I’m writing this while sitting on a flight with my thirteen-year-old son on our way home from Uganda. Yep . . . Uganda! It’s actually an interesting story how it… Read More