Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 22

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 22

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: While kids may not have all that much, chances are they still have SOME money they’re responsible for. One of the best things we adults can do right now is to teach our kids how to manage their little now so that they can be... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 22

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting October 22

These posts are designed to review the lesson, so plan for them to appear in your ministry’s social media accounts after you’ve taught the lesson in your ministry. Also, if you share social media accounts with other ministries in your organization, coordinate with them to develop a plan for when to schedule posts and how to designate the intended audience. If Pampers and Goldfish are more your speed, check out our First Look blog for the social media plan to connect parents with... Read More

Navigating the Three Phases of Elementary School

Phase Defined: A time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The phase that should matter most to you is the phase they are in now. The phase that matters most happens before or after this phase. Adults tend to assume, “They are like me now.” Adults tend to assume, “They are like I used to be.” Every kid at every phase is changing in six ways: physically, mentally, relationally, culturally, emotionally, and... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 15

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 15

Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off: Stewardship isn’t just a money thing. We’ve been trusted with WAY more than just money. God has given us time, talents and resources (stuff) too. And one day, we’ll give an account for how well we managed ALL of it. When you sit... Read More
Strategy Matters

Strategy Matters

If you have been around ORANGE for any length of time-using our curriculum, attending our events or reading any of our books, you have heard us talk about “ORANGE Strategy”: the combining of the influence of the Church and the Home to have a greater impact on the next generation. Maybe the idea of “strategy” in relation to church is new to you. Or, maybe you have bought into the idea of strategy, but you are not really sure if it is making any kind of a difference. In either case, you may be... Read More
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