Navigating the Three Phases of Elementary

Navigating the Three Phases of Elementary

With this year’s conference we unveiled new resources and shared insights from our research in The Phase Initiative. We also offered a series of breakouts all about navigating the phases of your phase. To serve leaders who attend our talks and those who are following along online, I’m posting notes from each session on The Phase Initiative blog. Whether or not you were able to make the conference, I hope you gain something from these notes that prevent you, your team, and your parents... Read More
Expand Your Influence:  Reach Your Community

Expand Your Influence: Reach Your Community

The end of April celebrated a momentous occasion for us here at Orange: Orange Conference 2015. We met thousands of ministry leaders, ate thousands of King of Pops popsicles and slept tens of hours (the last one might be a slight exaggeration).   One of my favorite things about OC is that you get to hear amazing speakers and talk to innovative leaders about ministry idea, and then take those ideas home and implement them in your own environment. Knowing that I was writing this blog post... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 17

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 17

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 May 10

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting May 10

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
July Editor’s Notes

July Editor’s Notes

Can you imagine what it would be like to be a superhero?   You could do things like soar from building to building on webs SHOT FROM YOUR WRIST like Spider-man, fly through the air like Superman, hang with a team like the Justice League or even create super techno-gadgets like Batman.   I mean, who wouldn’t want to be part of those stories?!   And it’s not just the super powers! Superheroes stand up for what was right—even when the situation is dangerous or scary. Their... Read More
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