Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 26

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 26

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
Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Smartphone Apps To Boost Productivity

Tom Pounder is an Orange blogger and church leader at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He shared about his favorite productivity apps on the Orange Leaders blog. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –... Read More
Supply Prep

Supply Prep

Something that I learned in my days  as a church planter, with a budget of $0, is that being ahead of the game is the key.  Anticipation is the name of the game. When I could work a month or two ahead, I could pour over the supply lists and the activities and know what I needed to be on the look out for. Ask for donations—If there is a supply needed like a deck of cards, newspapers, magazines, send out a request on social media. Ask people in your church if they have something they would let... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 19

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting July 19

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
Strategy, Not Curriculum

Strategy, Not Curriculum

At 252 Basics, we believe that ministry is more than just a curriculum. That’s why everything we do fits into the overall Orange strategy. In this excerpt from his book Think Orange, Reggie Joiner explains why strategy is so important.    A curriculum provides information, but a strategy teaches with the end in mind. There are key things a child needs to learn at each age from birth to graduation—age-specific core concepts, principles, and experiences to have a real, growing and personal... Read More
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