Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

When you see people in need, don’t wait for someone else to help them.   That’s what Nehemiah does in Week 3 of November’s 252 curriculum, “All Hands on Deck.” And it’s exactly what we want to set up the kids and families in your ministry to do during the holiday season this year!   Compassion International’s BiteBack! project addresses a unique need in Uganda and other developing countries where a single mosquito bite can lead to malaria—and even death. Malaria has been swatted out... Read More
Get Creative with Operation Christmas Child

Get Creative with Operation Christmas Child

God gave us amazing imaginations, not just for our own expression but to help others, too! In fact, check out our Bottom Line for October, Week 4: “Use your imagination to do more good.” We think Operation Christmas Child (a program of Samaritan’s Purse) is one of the most creative organizations out there when it comes to doing this. Each year, they facilitate the packing and delivery of millions of shoebox gifts to children in crisis areas and third-world countries around the globe. Most of... Read More
Christmas is Coming . . .

Christmas is Coming . . .

We know your mantra: Sunday’s comin’…   We’d like to add to it: Christmas is coming!   No, we’re not trying to stress you out. But we do know that Christmas is a wonderful time to connect kids and families in your community to what’s happening at your church, whether it’s Sunday or any other time during the week.   If you’ve been hanging out with 252 Basics very long, you know we believe the best way to vision cast for your parents and kids, and to connect with new families, is... Read More
Adventures in Friendship

Adventures in Friendship

Friends “just happen,” right?   Well, sometimes. But maintaining a friendship through the up and down times can be one of the best and toughest things that you—and the kids in your ministry—will ever do!   That’s why we’re excited to offer an entire series this June and July on what it means to be a good friend, and the tools God has given us to make it happen. For nine weeks, we’ll explore all the “one anothers” that add up to our two-month Life App:   Friendship: treating... Read More
Going LIVE in 5… 4… 3… 2…

Going LIVE in 5… 4… 3… 2…

A lot of you are familiar with our Studio252.tv web site for kids and families. If you’re not, what are you waiting for? Hop over there and check it out. We’ll wait!   …   Back? Great. A lot of the content mirrors what you’ll find on the Orange Parent Cue app so that it’s super-convenient for your families to access whenever and wherever it fits into their busy lives.   But if you already use the site, you know that for that past three years we’ve been releasing monthly episodes... Read More
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