How To Simplify Your Week

How To Simplify Your Week

by Gina Abbas Fall. Is. Here. If you are anything like me, you’ve already had your first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks—they started selling them on Tuesday, September 8. I love fall. I even have a “Fall, I LOVE YOU” Pinterest board. Fall is also stressful because it’s so busy. I don’t have six interns or a full-time admin assistant to whom I can delegate a ton of tasks. In the midst of Costco runs for 100 bottles of Orange Crush Soda and 30 packages of hotdogs on top of retreat... Read More
Military Ministry: How To Make It Thrive

Military Ministry: How To Make It Thrive

by Abbey McCormack The one constant in the life of a military family is change. That being said, it is almost impossible to build a program to the point of most mega-churches in a matter of a couple years with limited resources, mountains of red tape, a transient volunteer base and shared facilities. If you start your ministry with an elaborate and professional-grade program in mind, you’re setting up yourself for disappointment and your people for burn-out. Start with the people instead of... Read More
Getting Your Foot In The Hallway

Getting Your Foot In The Hallway

by Jeremy Holbrook One of the most exciting aspects of ministry is finding new opportunities to serve your community in ways that show the life and love of Jesus Christ to those who may not hear it in their daily routines. As Christ Followers, we were instructed to go and make disciples, and there’s a HUGE mission field outside our church doors who might never step foot inside of our churches. As a children’s pastor, I’m always looking for unique ways to partner in our community in ways that... Read More
14 Keys To Leading Orange Cross-Culturally

14 Keys To Leading Orange Cross-Culturally

by Carla Bregani Some of us have a tendency to do things a little backwards—like falling in love with Caribbean culture before ever living in or visiting the region, earning multiple degrees in other fields before being called to children’s ministry, or using Orange curriculum as a volunteer for more than a year before realizing the “big picture” of Orange Strategy. I can plead guilty to all three. And now here I am: a hockey-loving Canadian girl serving on staff as minister to children... Read More
More Than A Curriculum

More Than A Curriculum

by Gerad Hall 7 Years Ago In 2008, we implemented 252 Basics and First Look curriculum into our Sunday morning environment. Our elders had recognized that a greater emphasis needed to be placed on kid’s ministry. Since then, we’ve gained a strategy for partnering Wildwood with families and providing a philosophy of ministry that helps leaders know when they are winning. Preschool We began by implementing First Look for what was traditionally our Sunday school hour. There was so much material... Read More