Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

Why Kids Need More Than Just Their Parents

If no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids and teenagers? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have more time than we will ever have, and you care about this more than we ever will, this is really up to you as the parent.” You could also misquote Deuteronomy 6 to convince parents it’s their job alone, not the church’s to raise their kids. Just skip the part of... Read More
Monday Is Coming

Monday Is Coming

by Mike Jeffries Sure, everybody knows about Sunday. That’s what churches do. Some churches might get wild and crazy and have a service on a Saturday. But that’s usually it. When it comes to church, everybody’s waiting for the weekend. Wait, though. What if the real action starts when the weekend ends and the week starts? What if it’s not about what happens on Sunday, but about what happens on Monday? That’s the idea behind this year’s Orange Conference, set for April 27-29 in Atlanta. This... Read More
What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

What Are You Looking Forward To At This Year’s Orange Tour?

School has started, the leaves will be changing colors soon, and football is in full effect all over the country. That only means two things: Fall is here and the Orange Tour is starting! What?!? The Orange Tour?!? Oh yes, the Orange Tour. Every fall, the great people from The reThink Group take Orange on the road as they cram most everything you would get at The Orange Conference into an amazing one-day event! As one of the hosts of the Orange Tour this year, our church is especially excited... 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
Laying A Spiritual Foundation In Preschool Ministry

Laying A Spiritual Foundation In Preschool Ministry

Kelly Stockdale is the Preschool Director at The Orchard Fellowship outside of Memphis, Tenn. During Orange Conference 2015, we featured Kelly on Instagram, highlighting her work with preschoolers. We asked Kelly about her experience with her phase and how Orange is being used in her environments. ORANGE: Tell us about your church. KELLY: Our church, The Orchard Fellowship, is an almost five-year-old church plant in a suburb of Memphis, Tenn. We currently do not own our own facilities. We... Read More