OKP 011: Spiritual Growth Isn’t Measured in a Test | Part 2 – Four Faith Skills for Every Kid

OKP 011: Spiritual Growth Isn’t Measured in a Test | Part 2 – Four Faith Skills for Every Kid

This week, hosts Mike, Gina, and Kellen take on part two of a discussion on building authentic faith in the lives of preschool and elementary-aged kids with practical faith skills. Also: Laffy Taffy and soufflés. LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S EPISODE Available on iTunes and Google Play LET’S GET IN TO THE EPISODE Welcome to the Orange Kids Podcast, where we talk about the big ideas of kids’ ministry and discuss practical solutions to our weekly challenges. Your fantastic hosts, Mike, Gina... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 16

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 16

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: Birds and flowers. When was the last time you stopped to smell a flower or study a bird pecking at the ground? They don’t worry. Because they’re birds. And flowers. Worry is a BIG problem because eace and worry cannot coexist.... Read More
Orange Kids Curriculum Additions for Supporting Children with Special Needs

Orange Kids Curriculum Additions for Supporting Children with Special Needs

You may have noticed some new files in the August 2019 curriculum downloads. We’re excited to offer more resources to support the children with special needs in your ministry. We know that as you work to reach all families, there often needs to be some customization to your environments, messaging, and activities when considering the experience of a child with special needs. Steps for Adapting Curriculum The Steps for Adapting Curriculum document is a resource on how to refine what we create... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting June 16

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents Starting June 16

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
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 9

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for June 9

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: When you think of the word “Joy” what immediately comes to mind? If you were to ask the kids in your group this same question, what would they say? Chances are, most kids would say that joy is about being happy. But real joy is... Read More
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