May Editor's Notes

The Bible has a lot to say about contentment. This month, we’re going to unpack several of those moments where people learned something about contentment as well as some key principles about how we can live our lives focused on trusting God no matter what.

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Summer 2016: Where in the World?

All summer long, we’ll discover more about Paul, how Jesus changed him, and how God used Paul’s faith to change the world! We’ve created some intentional connections for your church families to experience Paul’s story no matter where they are this summer!

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Social Media Plan

Partner with parents where they are with these social media cues for the week of April 24.

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May Director's Notes

Use these notes to build your ministry’s Family Experience.

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4 Tips for Welcoming Parents to Your Environment

4 Tips for Welcoming Parents to Your Environment

Partnering with parents is a key factor of the Orange Strategy. We recognize what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. So, as ministry leaders, we want to build a relationship with parents to help influence what happens at home. Parents initiate the relationship when they bring their kiddos to our churches. Our churches are given an opportunity to demonstrate how much we value their family by welcoming them into the elementary ministry environment. How can we make... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting April 24

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting April 24

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
Playing the Long Game in a World Addicted to Instant

Playing the Long Game in a World Addicted to Instant

Jon Acuff, a friend of Orange, shared with the Parent Cue community some ideas about teaching our kids perseverance. Do you know why it’s hard to teach your kids perseverance? Because the rest of the world is built around instantly fulfilling their every need. Do you remember Blockbuster Video? You had absolutely no guarantee they would have the movie you wanted to rent. It was very likely that some other punk in your town beat you to the one copy of Back to the Future Part II. Upon finding... read more
Be A Part Of The #OC16 Action—Wherever You Are!

Be A Part Of The #OC16 Action—Wherever You Are!

Over 7,000 of you will be joining us in Atlanta very soon! And while we’d love for everyone reading this to be here in person, we realize that’s not always possible. So, we’d like to offer you the next best thing: Tune in online. You’ll be able to see on- and off-stage action, including select sessions, speaker interviews, witty banter, poignant thoughts, new resources and plenty o’ giveaways—maybe even win a ticket to OC17! Be sure to RSVP for the Live Stream to receive additional information... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 17

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for April 17

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: It’s hard for us to truly wrap our minds around the pain that Jesus faced on the cross. And it’s even harder to understand why he would choose to sacrifice himself for us. But he did. Jesus persevered and beat death to... read more

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Emily spent nearly 15 years serving in full time children's ministry in churches in Texas...

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