The Importance of a Small Group Culture

The Importance of a Small Group Culture

Memories of Sunday School I have sweet childhood memories of Sunday school. I remember sitting in the basement of the church early Sunday mornings (on a very cold, metal church folding chair) in a tight little circle. The room was tiny. There were several of these tiny rooms that went around the perimeter of the fellowship hall (that’s the place where amazing potluck dinners are held). Outdated décor was everywhere. A bulletin board did not make a big splash for me. Being taught a lesson from... Read More
Winning With a Weekly Bottom Line

Winning With a Weekly Bottom Line

We have all heard of the phrase, “information overload,” and I am 99.9 percent sure that each of us have experienced it. In fact, this post just might fall victim to a rapid delete from your inbox simply because you have just had too much “adulting” today! I hate to break it to you but this problem will continually get worse. Pew Research Center survey says, one in three teenagers send more than 100 texts a day. Go ahead, take a few minutes and look at your phone and see what your magic number... Read More
Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

Is Your Children’s Ministry Hospitable?

by Amy Grisham We all hope we will see growth in our ministries. Not just because we want to be “big” but because if we are growing, that means more children are getting to hear the message of Jesus. To have growth means new children are coming to your church. While we are all excited to see new children coming to our ministries, do we have a strategic plan for what their experience will be when they arrive? Are we actively ready for them and not just theoretically ready for them? By this I... Read More
Exciting Updates For Orange Curriculums

Exciting Updates For Orange Curriculums

Although it’s the middle of summer, it’s not too early to get excited for the new curriculum year. August’s curriculum is LIVE on our curriculum websites—many of you have already checked it out—and there are some awesome updates for this year that we just simply do not want you to miss! 6 Newborn Updates To First Look: We’ve updated our PDF curriculum documents to make First Look even easier to implement in your environment! With each activity on its own page, you can now easily print... Read More
OC15 REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!

OC15 REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY!

JOIN US AT THE ORANGE CONFERENCE 2015 TO DISCOVER HOW YOUR FAMILY MINISTRY TEAM CAN MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY LIFE STAGE AS A KID GROWS FROM PRESCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL. April 29–May 1, 2015 Atlanta At OC15 . . . You’ll learn from, share with, and be accepted by those in your tribe. You’ll hear speakers that are innovative, practical and experienced. You have the freedom to set your own agenda with over 100 breakouts. Your team will get back on the same page. You’ll be reminded that ministry can... Read More