Jessica

Jessica

Jessica McKee is a coffee drinker and chocolate lover. She and her husband, Matt, have been married since 1999. Together they’re raising two rowdy boys, Patriot and Azlan, and live outside Atlanta, GA. Before starting at Orange in 2010, Jessica studied at Southwestern Seminary and was a children's pastor. Currently she directs 252 Basics' home initiatives. In her off time, she volunteers at church, watches HGTV and Food Network, and browses Pinterest. She geeks out over UK basketball, Star Wars, and Disney.

Elementary

Are We There Yet?

Road trips. We all take them. We might be able to recall a memory from our childhood sliding around in the backseat (yes, we used to be ok not wearing a seatbelt.)  I remember flipping my cassette tape over to side B and adjusting my headphones while I strategically positioned my pillow in between the headrest and the door. Road trips for me were all about music and food! I loved getting to go through a drive…

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Elementary

4 Tips for Welcoming Parents to Your Environment

Partnering with parents is a key factor of the Orange Strategy. We recognize what happens at home is more important than what happens at church. So, as ministry leaders, we want to build a relationship with parents to help influence what happens at home.

Parents initiate the relationship when they bring their kiddos to our churches. Our churches are given an opportunity to demonstrate how much we value their family by welcoming them into the elementary ministry environment. How can…

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