It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Christmas Program!

It’s Not Too Early to Plan Your Christmas Program!

’Tis (almost) the season. Can you believe it? Christmas is just around the corner, ready to pounce. In a short time, you’ll be WRAPPED UP in enough festive details to make your head dance with far more than just Sugar Plums! If planning a Christmas production to please everyone is enough to send your blood pressure up the chimney… Stop. Take a deep breath. This year you can create an event for the WHOLE FAMILY in a few simple steps with “JINGLE JAM: WRAPPED UP.” JINGLE... Read More
Make an FX Work for You

Make an FX Work for You

Getting parents and kids together regularly for a shared experience is a critical part of the Orange Strategy, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ways to implement Family Experiences (FX) in any environment: Home FX: Bring together a small group of parents and kids to watch a movie together, have family game night, or work on a craft project. Every part of the experience can be tied into a specific theme or virtue. FX Event: With a larger group, an FX event might be a... Read More
An Appealing FX

An Appealing FX

by Greg Payne FX, or Family Experience is a ministry area that uniquely targets a wide range of ages, cultures, and senses of humor. Baby-boomer parents and kids from five to twelve years old can be in the same room at the same time. It’s a challenge to say the least. We’ve found that when creating the FX, the best place to focus is the fourth grade. The fourth grade demographic will define what is cool for your families. If the fourth graders like it, chances are the fifth graders will too.... Read More
Christmas Comes Early at OC14!

Christmas Comes Early at OC14!

If you want to influence kids, you need to influence those who have the most potential to influence them, their parents. If you want to influence your community, you have to meet them where they are already. To help you do both, we’ve put together a brand new Family Experience called “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up,” and we can’t wait to showcase it for you at Orange Conference! Organized around the telling of the Christmas Story and the idea of generosity, “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up” is an exciting way... Read More