Oh my! Can you believe that it is August? It was just yesterday that we were planning VBS, camps, juggling summer schedules and praying for God to send us ALL the THINGS! Amen?
For some us we have already started school and for others it’s quickly approaching! Our Life App for the month of August is Wisdom: finding out what you should do and doing it. Wisdom takes time and intentional effort doesn’t it?The Orange Strategy is designed to help you do just that! Here are some insights to 252 kids that perhaps you didn’t know or perhaps you just needed a refresher on that can help you to lean into your small group leaders, parents, and kids with WISDOM.
Did you know that 252 Kids has a key scripture behind it? It comes from Luke 2:52 “Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man.”
Did you know that our three basic truths for 252 kids come straight from that scripture as well? We believe that when a 5th grader who is moving up into the middle school phase is living these truths out and owning them as their own authentic faith we have set them up for success.
252 Kids – Basic Truths
1.) I can trust God no matter what
2.) I need to make the wise choice
3.) I should treat others the way I want to be treated.
Do not underestimate the power of these principles! When implemented with wisdom and intentionally they can create a true masterpiece. It’s like baking a cake! You need all of the right ingredients to make it AMAZING!
When we put on our Orange Aprons and filter these truths through the Orange strategy the result is SWEET!
Start with Orange Essential #1 – Align leaders with a common language and strategy. Once all your peeps know these truths and they help instill them into the kids your well on your way!
Mix it with Orange Essential #2-Engage every parent to have a positive influence in the spiritual development of their own kids. When your parents are using these tools at home things are really heating up!
Bake at 365 degrees with Essential #3- give every kid’s a caring leader and a predictable and safe community. Over time words have the most impact from the context of a relationship when we know the kids personally that we serve we can share these truths in a personal way that leads to life change.
Frost it with Essential #4- Craft Core truths into engaging, relevant, and memorable experiences. When these truths are presented with FUN and Biblical facts it leaves our kids wanting to know more about their heavenly father!
Then top it off with a Sprinkle of Essential #5 Creating consistent opportunities for kids to serve each other seeking ways for kids to live out these truths is crucial, and we can encourage that through service to others.
Voilà! This is guaranteed to make the CAKE BOSS proud “Nailed IT!” Well I know it will make our ultimate Boss proud. Colossians 3:23 23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for human masters.