OC14: Designing a Family Experience to Capture the Imagination of Your Community

OC14: Designing a Family Experience to Capture the Imagination of Your Community

Mike Clear, director of children’s strategy for Orange, has served as a family ministries director for nearly a decade. He had great advice at an Orange Conference breakout today on creating a captivating family experience for your church and community. Here are some highlights we took away:  What is an FX? *Family-centered (although stylistically geared toward elementary age kids) *Kid-focused (deals with issues affecting your kids) *Value-driven *Creatively wired (“Use what is culturally... Read More
OC14: Tips for Finding Great Props, Actors, and Having an Effective Rehearsal

OC14: Tips for Finding Great Props, Actors, and Having an Effective Rehearsal

Checking in again here from Orange Conference 2014, where we’ve been soaking up all sorts of helpful information during preconference breakouts. Wednesday afternoon, Orange production experts Greg Payne and Sunny Williams offered up their experience to teach us best practices when it comes to props, actors and rehearsals. Instead of begging choir members to act on stage for you, Greg suggested you go to local colleges or high school drama programs, put a cattle call on social media, or hit up... Read More
OC14: Jon Acuff Shares How Social Media Affects Our Kids

OC14: Jon Acuff Shares How Social Media Affects Our Kids

So many of us are gathered here in Atlanta for Orange Conference 2014. Preconference has begun, which means we’re privileged to sit in breakouts led by great ministry leaders. Jon Acuff, best-selling author of four books, including “Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters,” and social media expert, led a hilariously captivating session this morning on “Understanding the Effects of Social Media on Kids and Students.” Jon’s message was loud and clear that we must... Read More
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