Christmas FX Event

Christmas FX Event

Believe it or not, we’re heading into another Christmas season. Many of you have plans in full-swing for how your ministry will celebrate, but if you’re still wondering what you can do to bring the family together this season, look no further than the 252FX tab on the download matrix. At this time of year, parents are already looking for a way to get their family together for a Christmas event that helps them build traditions and pass on faith. Use the December monthly FX as a starting point,... Read More
Social Media Package Starting Nov. 19th

Social Media Package Starting Nov. 19th

Here is the Social Media Plan for influencing parents to have offline conversations with their kids. If you missed the first post explaining what that is then click here. The following information will be 6 tweets, 3 Facebook posts with 2 Facebook Timeline photos, 2 pictures for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest. Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if... Read More
Connecting God’s One Big Story

Connecting God’s One Big Story

Don’t you just love when kids are able to connect the dots? When they start to understand that changing one ingredient changes a recipe. When they are able to start connecting the relationships in your family tree. Or when they can follow your route on a map. We want kids to begin to understand the big picture of God’s story, too. In 252 Basics, we’ve started incorporating our One Big Story timeline into the Groups curriculum to help church leaders show kids how God’s story is connected. To... Read More
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Yesterday was a big day at our house. I knew this day would be coming soon, but I wasn’t expecting it to happen now. I thought I had more time to prepare myself for the inevitable. By now you’re probably wondering, “What in the world happened yesterday?” Well, my 13-year-old daughter cut her hair. I know what you’re thinking right now. “Really? That’s it?” Or, those of you who know me may chalk it up to jealousy because I’m “hair impaired.” (I prefer to say that I’ve grown taller than my... Read More
Prop Building

Prop Building

So, if you have been doing FX for any length of time, you have probably run across a script that asks you to build or supply a prop or set piece that makes you go,”Wha . . . how am I going to build THAT!? I don’t have time, budget, or the skill for it! What am I, a Broadway house!?”, Sometimes we include things in the script that would make most people stop and take pause and consider whether or not to laugh at the prop suggestion or come visit us personally and strangle us. I get that. I do.... Read More
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