One More Chance: #OC16 Registration & Airfare

One More Chance: #OC16 Registration & Airfare

EDIT:   Congrats to Melissa Coffey who won the contest!!  Watch for an email with details to claim your prize.   We are down to the final count as we approach Orange Conference 2016 and in that count, guess what we found? One more ticket!! I know, we thought we had given them all away, but we still have one!  And, just to make it worth your wait, we are throwing in airfare, too! Good things come to those who (have to) wait. To enter this random drawing, comment on this blog post with your... Read More
Grace and Safety in Small Group

Grace and Safety in Small Group

One of my earliest memories of embarrassment came on a Sunday morning in my 4-year-old Sunday School class. I felt like there was something in my nose, so I did what every normal 4- year-old does – I reached into my nose and attempted to get out what was bothering me. (Let’s not pretend your 4-year-old self — and maybe adult self — didn’t pick your nose, okay?) My Sunday School teacher looked up and simply said out loud to me (and all the kids at the table), “Kelly, we do not... Read More
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting April 4th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting April 4th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... Read More
Top Ten Reasons To Attend OC16

Top Ten Reasons To Attend OC16

Anyone remember the late night talk show host David Letterman? One of my favorite segments from his show was always the Top Ten. So, in honor of DL, here are my Top Ten reasons to attend OC16. 10 There’s something for everyone. Whether you are new to Orange or a veteran of many years, there are breakouts for you. In the early years I would attend breakouts that helped me hone my philosophy of ministry, learn how to navigate the curriculum, or get ideas on how to create an incredible Sunday... Read More
Surviving a Baby Boom

Surviving a Baby Boom

Do you ever feel like babies are being born so fast there really MUST be something in the water at your church? Recruiting and staffing your nursery and toddler ministries can be a full time job in itself ! I saw a sweet Instagram post by Samantha (Sam) Edwards, from Oak City Church in Raleigh, holding a precious little newborn from her church. In my next email to her, I mentioned how sweet it is when new babies are born to our church family. Her reply made me gasp: We’ll close the year... Read More
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