Four Tips to Prepare for Easter Visitors

Four Tips to Prepare for Easter Visitors

Most of us consider every Sunday to be “game day.” And if that’s the case, then Easter Sunday is our Super Bowl. Churches all over the world will see higher attendance on Easter than any other Sunday of the year—with all the non-regular attenders joining your regulars, and bringing along family, friends and guests. Many of us will also see folks who call our church home, but only come a handful of times in a year. With all these people coming, how can we make sure we are ready for the big day... Read More
One Thing We Can Do

One Thing We Can Do

There is no denying the health of a parent’s marriage affects their children. We’ve seen when families endure tough times and their kids behavior changes. And we’ve noticed the kids whose families are in a strong season. Sometimes, it can feel like so much of children’s ministry is simply reacting to a kid’s home situation. But what if there was one thing we could do to help parents have stronger marriages? The good news is, there is! We can offer parents the... Read More

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting March 1

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 standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting February 22

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting February 22

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 standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

Volunteer Quantity vs. Volunteer Quality

You are NOT the only one who needs more volunteers. Whew. I am glad we got that out in the open. Sometimes, in our place of desperation, we start to panic and we overlook volunteer quality and desperately seek volunteer quantity. We have holes to fill. Sunday is coming. Get a warm body in the room! But . . . there is just one problem. Is that really your dream for your ministry? Read more on the Orange Leaders blog for tips about how to ask for volunteers without apology. And help your... Read More
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