252 in Albania

252 in Albania

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Albania to help train children’s pastors and volunteers how best to implement 252 Basics in their culture. When I found out that I was going to Albania, my first question was “Where is Albania?” I’m guessing many of you are in the same boat. Albania is in Central Europe across from Italy and north of Greece. Albania actually has direct ties to the Apostle Paul. In Romans 15:19 Paul writes, “So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I... Read More
Nerves of Steel

Nerves of Steel

So, The Orange Conference came and went. Months and months of preparation culminated in the three days that happened in the Gwinnett Convention Center and Arena in Atlanta, Ga., and it was a blast. Exhausting. But a blast. And during that conference, I got to be a part of one of my favorite things we do each year at The Orange Conference. Showcase. It’s where we actually perform a future FX (Family Experience) script so people who do one, have done one, or are thinking about doing one can see... Read More

Wanna be in a music video?

We have a music video every month that goes with that month’s song. These music videos are all different. They might incorporate fun dances or a story that help takes the song to the next level. During our creative meeting a couple months ago we decided we wanted to use some of YOUR KIDS in our upcoming music video for INDIVIDUALITY. If you have or know a kid that would like to enter a submission for the video then please read the details below! Feel free to let any of your K – 8th grade... Read More
Transitioning New Kids into Small Groups

Transitioning New Kids into Small Groups

It’s what we all want to see, right? Growth in our children’s ministry. But now, you have moved to the model of the consistent Small Group. One leader, assigned to a specific group, for an entire school year (but praying they choose to stay with the kids through their whole elementary school journey, or at least on your team for years and years). So, what does it now mean for the new children who are coming to your church, and specifically to your children’s ministry environment? How do you... Read More
Parent Cue App Update

Parent Cue App Update

If you have a smart phone, you know how helpful it can be for keeping up with friends and family, ordering take-out and checking the weather. Many parents have found the value of using game apps to entertain bored kids, but did you know you can use your phone to become a better parent? With the Parent Cue app, you can! Orange released the Parent Cue app for parents of elementary-aged kids about a year ago and it’s gotten rave reviews. We’re currently developing an update that will offer more.... Read More
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