Registration for #OC17 is now OPEN!!

Registration for #OC17 is now OPEN!!

The Orange Conference provides a place for YOUR ENTIRE MINISTRY TEAM to start connecting together in a way that will matter every week. That makes it easier to build a ministry that connects kids with a COMPREHENSIVE PLAN from zero to college. Make plans now for you and your team to join us for #OC17. Registration opens TODAY!  AND…. If you register today, you save $90 off regular pricing and get Insider First Access to Breakouts! This offer only comes along once a year! (once a year=TODAY)... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 2

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 2

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 October 2

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for October 2

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: Imagine the fear Moses’ mother must have felt the day she placed her precious baby in that basket and set him off down the river. Only God could have written such an amazing story for that small baby in a basket. I wonder... Read More
FAQ’s Regarding Copyright and User Agreements

FAQ’s Regarding Copyright and User Agreements

Disclaimer: This isn’t one of those inspirational blog posts that will encourage you to go out and do amazing things in your ministry and community. The goal of this post is to respond to some of the most common questions we get about copyright issues and user agreements regarding our curriculum as well as other online media sources. Personally, I feel like the Church should be above reproach on these issues. I don’t think we get a pass to freely use media just because it’s easy or because we... Read More
Leading Small With Leaders

Leading Small With Leaders

So you’ve got a team of volunteers. They’ve signed up, been trained, they know what to do in case of a fire, they know the in’s and out’s of how a 4th-grade boy’s brain works, they’ve got their T-shirt, they’re good to go. Now what? Now you focus on keeping them. One of the best ways to keep your volunteers connected is to lead small. Wait a minute. I thought leading small is what the volunteers are supposed to be doing. That is the small group leaders’ job. You are absolutely right. It is.... Read More
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