3 Questions Every Elementary Schooler Is Asking Themselves

3 Questions Every Elementary Schooler Is Asking Themselves

In the elementary years, a child develops skills and competencies that equip their future. The way a child resolves the “Do I have” questions of these phases provides them with critical knowledge and resources It shapes their perception of personal ability, comparative value, and resilience. Through these phases, kids shift from wanting to be seen by adults to wanting to be seen by adults and peers. The best way to resolve a kid’s relational questions is to engage their interests. However,... Read More
Design A CUE is Here!

Design A CUE is Here!

As a children’s leader, I always tried to provide take home resources for the kids in my ministry.  A bible verse pen.  A heart sticker.  Maybe even a cool removable “God Loves You” tattoo!  The kids loved having these little treasures and I loved providing them!  It was a win-win.  Well.  Not exactly.   My take homes were cute and all, but they didn’t really serve a purpose.  Not the purpose that I wanted them to serve.  They didn’t specifically tie in with what the children were hearing... Read More
What’s New: Strategic Environments

What’s New: Strategic Environments

For many of you, what I’m about to say isn’t new. In fact, it’s an Orange strategy you’ve been doing for years. The new part is that we’ve labeled the different environments for the strategy. And we hope these labels will help you cast vision with the volunteers and parents in your ministry. The term “252 Basics” is the big umbrella—think golf or even picnic table umbrella—that covers all things elementary age. It has always centered on three main... Read More
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