Thinking About Christmas Now Could Impact Your Community

Thinking About Christmas Now Could Impact Your Community

Okay, I am not ashamed to admit this: I would put up my Christmas tree on Halloween night if I could! I am never offended by how early stores put up their Christmas decorations and I have been known to spend my birthday money (in November) on Christmas decorations. Isn’t it strange that we live in a culture where everything is supposed to be new and relevant but at Christmastime we are all in a hurry to go back in time and remember traditions of years gone by? It’s a holiday that brings out... Read More
3 Simple Ways You Can Impact Your Community With a Live Event

3 Simple Ways You Can Impact Your Community With a Live Event

Since our church began using Orange curriculum two years ago, we have had a goal to make an impact in the lives of families. One of our biggest impacts has come through the use of Jingle Jam, a family-friendly live event that is easy to invite friends and those who don’t attend church regularly. Here are 3 simple ways to impact your community with a live event. 1. Preparation You can never be over prepared for a live event. We typically begin preparing as early as September. Since we have... Read More
It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: A Jingle Jam Giveaway!

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: A Jingle Jam Giveaway!

by Mike Clear Every year it’s the same thing—search for great Christmas music that families will love.  We want to play it in our church environments. We want to play it in our cars. We want it playing as we decorate the tree. Well, we think we have the perfect solution! It’s our new Christmas EP called “Jingle Jam” and it’s available now on iTunes! To celebrate the launch of JINGLE JAM on iTunes, we’re giving away some iTunes gift cards! Here’s what... Read More
Jingle Jam and the Generosity Challenge

Jingle Jam and the Generosity Challenge

By Mike Clear On a Saturday afternoon, back in 1942, a man wanted something fun to do with his two daughters, so he took them to an amusement park. He was looking forward to a meaningful time and a shared experience with his kids. However, while he was sitting on a bench at this amusement park watching his daughters play, he looked around and noticed how run-down and filthy the small amusement park was. He also observed people’s reactions to the different rides, and he noticed how the parents... Read More
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