Where Are We Gonna Find That?

Where Are We Gonna Find That?

Very often the Family Experience creative team will put ideas in scripts that suggest users go beg, borrow, or steal a ____________. The blank may be filled with some common household item, or it could be a techno gadget that only exists in the strange minds of the writing team. Oh, and by “steal” we of course mean borrow for a limited time with fully implied permission. We realize that if you have been on a church staff for years, and have done a fantastic job at organizing volunteers,... Read More
Pay Attention!

Pay Attention!

Richard Swenson wrote a book several years ago called Margin. And one of the questions he posed was: “Do you know who was the most important person to Jesus at any given time?” The most important person to Jesus no matter where He was or what He was doing, was the person right there. It was just the person who was standing right there with Him. And all too often for us, the person that is right there is—just in our way! I’m a busy person. I’ve got people to see, I’ve got places to go, I’ve got... Read More
More Than a Story

More Than a Story

Recently, I read A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink. Among other things, the book encourages left brain thinkers to use their right brains more in order to survive in the rapidly changing workplace. Early in the book, the author gives a list of statistics that I’m sure were very interesting, but I can’t recall them. Later, he recounts a story about a chess player who played a computer and lost. After several chapters, Pink gives a pop quiz, first asking the reader to recall the statistics, which... Read More
PSA: Camp KidJam

PSA: Camp KidJam

This is a Public Service Announcement from your friends at Camp KidJam. Summer 2012 Camp KidJam registration prices increase on Wednesday, February 1. We recommend you take action right away to reserve your desired location at the best rate. Go to www.WhatIsOrange.org/campkidjam for more information and to register. Click here for a report from last year’s camp. We now return you to your regular programming. Thank... Read More
Generosity Just Keeps Giving

Generosity Just Keeps Giving

I have had the most fun when I’ve been given the opportunity to be generous. I used to tell my kids that being generous to others is “better than chocolate cake.” Proverbs says it best, “He who refreshes others will be refreshed,” (Proverbs 11:25b). Generosity was the virtue theme for December’s 252 Basics. Wanda, from Portico Church in Ontario sent this story about launching their first shared Family Experience—or FX, as we like to call it. We used the Generosity theme for our FX and played... Read More
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