Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Christmas Gifts for Your Volunteers, plus free Gift Tag Printable

Happy Holidays!!   Too soon?? No way! In a few days, here in the states, we’ll be giving thanks while stuffing our faces with turkey and Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Four short weeks after that….it’s Christmas Eve! It happens every year and every year it seems to sneak up on us all.   As we enter this season of joy, hope, goodness, and let’s be honest, maybe a little stress, we want to give you some ideas to bring a little Christmas cheer to the volunteers in your ministry. A wise... Read More
Each Parent’s Next Step

Each Parent’s Next Step

You’re an Orange leader. You want to combine the church’s influence with the parents’ influence to fuel faith in the next generation. You partner with parents…or at least that’s the goal, right?   If you’re anything like me when I was a children’s ministry director, I thought about this a lot. How do we partner with parents? How do we equip parents to have spiritual conversations at home? If you are not asking this question often, you should be.   What I want to encourage you to... Read More
Three Tips for Staying Energized in Ministry

Three Tips for Staying Energized in Ministry

What fuels you? It’s a question that everyone would probably benefit from asking on a regular basis. What are the things in your life that give you energy, that keep you motivated to accomplish all that is on your plate? Ministry is hard. (Can I get an “Amen!”??) It’s even harder when you feel like you are in a rut and doing the same ‘ole things over and over again, week after week. It’s important to find what fuels you so that you stay fresh and relevant. Fuel is going to look different for... Read More
252 Around the World

252 Around the World

Did you know that there are over 40 countries around the world that have one or more ministries using Orange curriculum? Amazing! There’s an international church in Botswana using 252 Basics. We have a partner church in Germany using First Look, 252 Basics, and XP3. Churches in Australia, Hong Kong, Scotland, India, Nigeria, and Qatar are all using Orange curriculum. You don’t like your shipping cost for Feature Presentation? Try paying for it to be shipped to Qatar! Orange is in... Read More
Big Ideas to Set Yourself Up for Success

Big Ideas to Set Yourself Up for Success

These days everyone has way too much on their “To-do” list. This is especially true in ministry. Most of us wear many different hats: Children’s Director, Preschool Director, VBS coordinator, Administrative Assistant, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Coordinator, Counselor. That is not including all the personal hats we wear: mom, husband, student, cook, chauffer, maid, little league coach, PTA president, dog-walker…the list goes on! How in the world do you implement 252 Basics well and... Read More
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