Orange Conference registration is now open!

If you didn’t already know, registration for the Orange Conference 2010 is now open! Visit the conference website for more information on speakers and artists, schedule, ticket pricing, breakouts, and anything else you’d like to know about Orange 2010. Register today and be entered to win one of the 24 Mino Flip HD video cameras we’re giving... Read More

Large group environments, part 3

Here are a few more tips from Kendra Fleming on how to keep your large group environment running as smooth as silk. See part 1 here and part 2 here. Take time for a quick run-through. Schedule your volunteers to arrive early so you can walk through every aspect of the production. This helps everyone get a big picture of the morning and see how their parts fit together with the morning’s other pieces. This also allows you to explain anything that is a little more complicated and gives the... Read More

Large group environments, part 2

We’re continuing a series of posts by Kendra Fleming with tips on how to keep your large group environments running as smooth as silk. See part 1 here. Give volunteers plenty of time to prepare. Make sure that your communicators, producers, and technical support have at least a week to prepare for Sunday. We send all of our content out a month in advance and then follow it up with a weekly reminder. Last-minute preparation means that your communicators and production team are not as... Read More

Large group envrionments: Smooth as silk

If you use 252 Basics like we do, then every Sunday you unpack the Bible Story and lead your kids to worship in your Large Group environment. This is your big chance to communicate the truth of God’s word in such a way that it engages the kids and sticks with them! You and I both know that you can have the most amazing content and any number of things can still go wrong. And nothing is more frustrating than to know that you missed your mark with the kids due to distractions in the production... Read More

Helping students stand

Our students live in a modern-day Babylon. Everyone is bowing down to something other than the one true God. In such an environment, our teens don’t have to be All-Americans to get attention; they don’t have to be prom queens or star football players to have influence. In Daniel 3, what made Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stick out was not the fact that they were impressive in appearance or stature. The truth is, it’s not hard to look impressive when you’re standing up... Read More