March Editor's Notes

When kids find themselves trying to make their way through the dark, all they might need is a little light. That’s why we’re taking the whole month to talk about hope.

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Walk This Way VBS

Looking for a VBS that works with your ministry’s weekly strategy? Look at Walk This Way—the new VBS by Orange!

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Social Media Plan

Partner with parents where they are with these social media cues.

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Valentine's Day Free Printable

Celebrate your volunteers this Valentine’s Day with these printable gift tags.

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March Director's Notes

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

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by Bobby Benavides   The time is upon us when our church is filled with people, some regular attenders, but a large amount of visitors. There will be many visitors, from out of town family to those seeking to find healing this holiday season. We love seeing so many people come through our doors, but sometimes we miss the opportunity to engage the people who are coming in for the first time and tell them how excited we are to have them with us to celebrate Jesus. In fact, the immediate... read more
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting December 20

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting December 20

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... read more
Levels of Partnership with Parents

Levels of Partnership with Parents

One key distinctive about the Orange strategy is the intentionality of partnering with parents. We realize we have roughly 40 hours to invest in the lives of the children in our ministry in any given year. Parents, on the other hand, have 3,000 hours to influence their kids in a year.   As children’s ministry leaders, we put countless hours into making sure Sunday morning is the best hour of every kid’s week. But we pray, strategize, and lose sleep over the dilemma of how to help parents... read more

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