Glenkirk Church Goes Orange

Glenkirk Church Goes Orange

While we’re all away at Orange Conference, we thought it might be fun to hear from some of the church leaders who use 252 Basics.  These leaders are also blogging about the conference on their own blogs, so you might want to go check that out. Anthony Prince serves as the director of children and family ministry at Glenkirk Church in the foothills of Los Angeles, CA. He and his wife, Christine, have two children, Carter (four) and Kate (two).  Visit the church site at... Read More
Trinity Church’s Unique Small Groups

Trinity Church’s Unique Small Groups

While we’re all away at Orange Conference, we thought it might be fun to hear from some of the church leaders who use 252 Basics.  These leaders are also blogging about the conference on their own blogs, so you might want to go check that out. Jonathan Cliff is the Next Generations Ministry Pastor at Trinity Church in Lubbock, Texas. He leads a fantastic team that’s committed to creating an intentional strategy for reaching the next generations of the church through children’s ministry,... Read More
You Won’t Want to Miss This at Orange Conference

You Won’t Want to Miss This at Orange Conference

The Orange Conference is this week, and we’re all super excited about everything that’s happening.  There are so many valuable events and opportunities throughout the conference that it might be tough for our 252 Leaders to pick the best things to attend.  So, here’s a “not to miss” list of Orange Conference moments for 252 Leaders. There’s a schedule of workshops and breakouts on the Orange Conference web site.  Those marked in red are intended for preschool or children’s ministry leaders. ... Read More
Big Ideas to Set Yourself Up for Success

Big Ideas to Set Yourself Up for Success

These days everyone has way too much on their “To-do” list. This is especially true in ministry. Most of us wear many different hats: Children’s Director, Preschool Director, VBS coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Coordinator, Counselor. That is not including all the personal hats we wear: mom, husband, student, cook, chauffer, maid, little league coach, PTA president, dog-walker…the list goes on! How in the world do you implement 252 Basics well and... Read More
Relevant Teaching

Relevant Teaching

One of the things I really like to do is to teach.  It doesn’t matter if it’s elementary students on a playground, or adults in a living room, or people in a college classroom; I love to take information, and hand it off to other people.  And I have learned that being a teacher who loves their subject doesn’t necessarily mean you can keep your students engaged.  In fact, it often means that I fall so much in love with the facts, figures, and minutia that I can make people’s eyes glaze over in... Read More
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