Inside #OC15: Before and After the Baby Dedication with Cass Brannan

Inside #OC15: Before and After the Baby Dedication with Cass Brannan

We have several people live tweeting and taking notes during Orange conference. Follow along with the hashtag #OC15. Here are the tweets/notes that came out of Cass Brannan’s breakout “Before and After Baby Dedication.” Baby dedication:  It’s not a checklist, its’ about the moms and dads. Before BabyD Why do we even do it? Answer this in the pre-meeting and homework. Watch the videos: Imagine the end:  We say “add 5 characteristics that you want to see in your... Read More
Inside #OC15 Understanding the Parents of Preschoolers with Sherry Surratt

Inside #OC15 Understanding the Parents of Preschoolers with Sherry Surratt

We have several people live tweeting and taking notes during Orange conference. Follow along with the hashtag #OC15. Here are the tweets that came out of Sherry Surratt’s breakout “Understanding Parents of Preschoolers.”   Recent research found that the average family attend church one out of 3 weekends, if at all. When MOPS started 40 years ago, moms were very different. Some facts about moms: Upwards of 40% have no plans of marrying at all. Average age for marriage is 28.... Read More
Inside #OC15: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers with Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth

Inside #OC15: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers with Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth

We have several people live tweeting and taking notes during Orange conference. Follow along with the hashtag #OC15. Here are the tweets that came out of Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth’s breakout “Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers.” Quirk #1: Start Somewhere. 80% of people just don’t know where to start.  Most people are so overwhelmed with the need that they never start. As leaders encourage them to start somewhere!  Encourage people to try something they LIKE and... Read More
Inside #OC15: Developing a Weekly Plan to Become a Better Preschool Leader with Autumn Ward

Inside #OC15: Developing a Weekly Plan to Become a Better Preschool Leader with Autumn Ward

We have several people live tweeting and taking notes during Orange conference. Follow along with the hashtag #OC15. Here are the tweets that came out of Autumn Wards’s breakout “Developing a Weekly Plan to Become a Better Preschool Leader.”   You can’t expect your volunteers to grow unless you’re growing too. So when you are planning your to-do list, put yourself on it! You can’t expect your volunteers to grow unless you’re growing too. So when you... Read More
Inside #OC15: Partnering With Parents of Special Needs Children with Meaghan Wall

Inside #OC15: Partnering With Parents of Special Needs Children with Meaghan Wall

We have several people live tweeting and taking notes during Orange conference. Follow along with the hashtag #OC15. Here are the tweets that came out of Meaghan Wall’s breakout “Partnering With Parents of Special Needs Children.”   God is not caught off guard by children with special needs. He made them with a purpose. It is our job to help them find that purpose. Parents of children with special needs don’t want to be seen as only having needs. Recognize that... Read More
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