June YouLead Webcast: Empowering Others, Perry Noble

We had the privilege of hearing Perry at The Orange Conference 2010. If you don’t know who Perry is, you are missing out! He’s the Senior Pastor at NewSpring Church in North Carolina and also is an incredible communicator—one who is not afraid to speak truth. Watch as he helps us understand the significance of empowering the people around us. Like what you are seeing? It’s all part of the YouLead Curriculum. You have until midnight tonight to check it out for free! June YouLead Webcast:... Read More

Flippin' Pages: Your Reading Lists!

Over the last few weeks, we hope you may have found a new book or two from your fellow leaders’ lists that has piqued your interest! We’ve gotten some great responses; this one from Barbara Graves of Momentum Church: A few newer ones: Relational Intelligence by Steve Saccone The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo Kidmin Leadership by Jim Wideman A few older ones: The Compassion Revolution by Dave Donaldson of Convoy of Hope Building the Bridge as You Walk on It by... Read More

Celebrate Independence Day with the Help of Apps!

Some smartphone apps are just plain fun, and others are efficiently practical. Sometimes, apps can be both, such as Orange’s Parent Cue app. As I was perusing the interwebs for some techy information, I began to wonder about apps centered around holidays. And since my favorite holiday is coming up next week, the Fourth of July (or Independence Day), I thought I’d try to find apps that enhance my patriotic experience. Sure enough, I found a blog post from The Unofficial Apple Weblog... Read More

Making Your Joyful Noise

Beginning in the fall of 2011, Amber Sky Records and 252 Basics will partner to create a weekly worship set for churches to use every Sunday. This will include a worship set and script for K-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade and Family Experience. At Amber Sky Records, we strategically plan our worship sets so that your worship time transitions smoothly and encourages your kids to learn the music and get involved. We never introduce more than one song on a Sunday, and we rotate the music so that... Read More

Orange to Go!

Summer is a busy time for Orange staff! Following are a few of the places you can find us! BigStuf Camps – A series of youth camps this summer in Panama City Beach and Daytona Beach, Florida, you can find Reggie Joiner and Jared Herd speak to youth and their leaders. CMX2011 – Stop by the Orange booth at Children’s Ministry Expo (CMX) and enter to win a Think Orange package! CMX is the largest gathering of resources in Children’s Ministry. In addition, CMX offers a spectrum of KidMin workshops... Read More