YouLead: Do Ministry Better

YouLead: Do Ministry Better

You are busy! In any given week you may be pouring into Small Group Leaders, writing scripts, preparing supplies, memorizing Bible stories, hanging out with kids, building relationship with parents and creating dynamic ministry environments. Sunday’s coming, and the pressure is on, and as soon as Sunday’s over you have seven days to do it all over again! It’s overwhelming to say the least, your best intentions move to the end of the list and the tyranny of the urgent demands your time and... Read More
Social Media Plan for Parents starting Oct. 1st

Social Media Plan for Parents starting Oct. 1st

Last week we announced our Social Media Plan for influencing parents to have offline conversations with their kids. If you missed that post then click here. The following information will be 6 tweets, 3 Facebook posts, 2 pictures for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest. Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your own... Read More
Fantasy, Part 3

Fantasy, Part 3

Every coach knows there are key positions to be filled. I looked through 252 and came up with a wish list of players for you to find. Let’s start with the basics. Instead of offense and defense, our main two types of environments are Large Group and Small Group. So, WHO should you be looking for when you recruit to really win? Large Group Positions: HOST – This is someone who can roll out the red carpet relationally each week, welcoming kids and engaging with them in funny and memorable ways... Read More
Fantasy, Part 2

Fantasy, Part 2

So, now you’ve gathered a few people, what in the world are you going to say? 1a. Start by telling them a little about you and how you got here. Why are you involved in this ministry right now? What are you most excited about? Keep this short—just a minute or so—sticking to the high points. This is their chance to get to know you better, since you’re probably a blur of motion on Sundays. 1b. Then, ask them to share a few highlights of their own story—how did they get here? To this area, to... Read More
Fantasy, Part 1

Fantasy, Part 1

It’s that time of year again. Friends and family are facing off in Fantasy Football leagues. But if you’re in children’s ministry, it’s not all fun and games. You have a different kind of team that you’re trying hard to create with school ramping back up. And if we’re being honest, sometimes filling all the holes and creating an all-star team really does feel more like a fantasy than a reality. But our goal here at Orange is to help set you up to win, so I thought I’d break down some steps... Read More
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