June Editor's Notes

This summer, we get to view the story of Jesus through a man whose life was radically changed when he encountered the story of Jesus. Paul went all over the known world preaching the Story of Jesus. We’re excited for kids to experience that life-changing story of Jesus first hand and put their faith in Him.

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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 May 22.

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June Director's Notes

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

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EmilyEmily

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

CourtneyCourtney

Courtney Templeton joined the Orange team in the Fall of 2010, and has a renewed passion...

JessicaJessica

Jessica McKee is a coffee drinker and chocolate lover. She and her husband, Matt, have ...

LizLiz

Elizabeth Hansen has worked as a script writer and story developer for Orange since 2011....

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