Five Bonuses to Make Your Christmas Easier

Five Bonuses to Make Your Christmas Easier

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you ‘Be of good cheer!’ It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”   Yes, it is. But when you’re in children’s ministry, it starts to feel like you’re hosting all the parties, toasting all the marshmallows, and telling all the tales of Christmases long ago. And that’s just at the church. At home you’re full of holiday greetings when friends come to call, and you’re organizing all the loved ones who are... Read More
3 Signs Families Are About To Leave Your Church

3 Signs Families Are About To Leave Your Church

by Frank Beeler Some things shouldn’t surprise us like they do. We’ve heard the warnings and seen the signs, but when something or someone finally fades away, we react as if we had no clue. In the world of family ministry, nothing seems to surprise us more than when families leave our church. Most of the time, our metaphorical mouths hang open, but should we really be shocked? I’m learning there are a few clear indicators someone is pulling back from the ministry but oftentimes our ignorance... Read More
Each Parent’s Next Step

Each Parent’s Next Step

You’re an Orange leader. You want to combine the church’s influence with the parents’ influence to fuel faith in the next generation. You partner with parents…or at least that’s the goal, right?   If you’re anything like me when I was a children’s ministry director, I thought about this a lot. How do we partner with parents? How do we equip parents to have spiritual conversations at home? If you are not asking this question often, you should be.   What I want to encourage you to think about is... Read More
Announcing: Updates to 252 Basics in August

Announcing: Updates to 252 Basics in August

Although most of us in the States are enjoying the middle of summer, it’s not too early to get excited for the new curriculum year. August’s curriculum is LIVE on the 252 Basics website—many of you have already checked it out—and there are some awesome updates for this year that we just simply do not want you to miss!   Brand New Training Resources Our short and engaging orientation videos will help you navigate the 252 Basics website with ease. Plus our 252 Basics content explanation... Read More
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