Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 has launched, and it’s coming to a city near you. Well, it might be coming to a city near you. Check here to see dates and locations. At Orange tour, you can hear from amazing leaders in smaller environments than at Orange Conference. You can hear breakouts specifically designed for the phase you lead. Here’s our amazing Director of Preschool Strategy, Brittany Compton Roberston at the preschool breakout during the Atlanta Orange Tour Stop. You can mingle with... Read More
The Importance of Tone

The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us. Mandarin is a tonal language. It is extremely important that you use the correct... Read More
Constructing Christmas: Brick by Brick!

Constructing Christmas: Brick by Brick!

We know you’re probably more focused on cranking the A/C than putting up light strands and icicles right now. But when it comes to this year’s Christmas giving project, we’re not asking you to deck the halls. We want you to grab a hard hat! This year, Orange is partnering with Compassion International for a project we’re calling BRICK BY BRICK. You probably already know Compassion as a trusted organization that works to rescue kids from poverty through child sponsorships. Compassion does this... Read More
Strategy for  Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Strategy for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

I remember my first day on staff as Preschool Coordinator at the church my family and I had been attending for a year. “Good morning how are you? Are you serving anywhere?” I asked this very assertive looking woman checking in her kids. She looked at me like I had lost my mind. She then responded, “Do you know who I am?” I smiled and said “a future kid ministry volunteer?” She politely smiled and walked away. Immediately following, I turned to my left and... Read More
Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

I’ve been working with preschoolers for a long time now, and honestly I think they are just about my favorite people on earth. When I ask others to join me in my endeavors, I get all kinds of responses. I’ve heard, “They never listen…they never sit still…working with preschoolers is a lot like herding cats.” If they only knew… I’ve learned a lot of things along the dusty trail. I’ve learned that preschoolers are learning with all their senses all the time. They don’t have to be sitting quietly... Read More
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