Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting May 6th, 2013

Social Media Plan for Reaching Elementary Parents starting May 6th, 2013

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat wearing Mickey Mouse ears). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is,... Read More
July Editor’s Notes

July Editor’s Notes

Most programs that prepare you to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro require two months of intense training. In that two months, prospective climbers work up to carrying 20 pounds of equipment for two-hour hikes, three times a week. They also undergo altitude acclimation exercises and build calluses under their new boots. I only know this because I googled it. Trust me, I have no desire to do all of that. In fact, I’m relieved that our Base Camp this summer is resting comfortably in the New Testament, and... Read More
“Focus” on New Resources

“Focus” on New Resources

Have things become a little blurry? No, we’re not talking about your vision, well, at least not your physical vision. But maybe you need some help renewing your focus. What is that one idea, that one key difference, that could breathe new life into your ministry? What idea can bring clarity to you, your volunteers and families in your church? Maybe you were inspired by something at this year’s Orange Conference and our theme, “Focus.” Or maybe it’s something that you’ve thought about for... Read More
Need a good read?

Need a good read?

Looking for a devotion book that helps kids build the faith skills? Or maybe a storybook that explains the Orange Strategy? Look no further:   Know God Journal The Know God Journal takes elementary students on a four-week journey to deepen their relationship with their Heavenly Father with the help and accountability of a parent or leader in their lives. In 28 interactive devotions, Know God unpacks four practical ways a kid can get to know even more about who God is: Hear from... Read More
Scope and Cycle

Scope and Cycle

Every year we review the 252 Basics scope and cycle. We wrestle with the Life Apps and ask many questions about the stories and principles we cover over a given three-year period. We want to be sure that our scope and cycle is the most strategic way you can implement Orange Curriculum with kids, and—more importantly—best share God’s big story with them. The scope and cycle not only shows what stories we’ll tell but also visualizes how often we strategically return to certain stories. Some are... Read More
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