H2Go . . . ing!

H2Go . . . ing!

Each Christmas, we choose an organization that helps children in need and facilitate a partnership between that group and any Orange churches who wish to participate. This year, H2GO! was born when we connected with Compassion International’s Water of Life program that provides clean water via special filter buckets for families who so desperately need it. And that’s where you guys come in! We put together a basic framework for how to create water experiences for your kids and collect funds... Read More
Social Media Package Starting Dec. 24th

Social Media Package Starting Dec. 24th

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
Guidelines for SGLs Talking about Tragedy

Guidelines for SGLs Talking about Tragedy

Many of us have kind, thoughtful small group leaders in our ministries whose immediate and natural reaction is to help their groups deal with crisis. When we’re all trying to understand this week’s tragedy in Connecticut, our SGLs need to be prepared for the subject to come up in their group. Here are a few guidelines to help leaders of elementary small groups handle the conversation in an age-appropriate way. 1. Remember that the parents are the primary teachers for elementary kids. And... Read More
Social Media Package Starting Dec. 17th

Social Media Package Starting Dec. 17th

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
Floods

Floods

None of us will forget watching pictures of Hurricane Sandy crashing into the East Coast. The devastation she left in her wake is overwhelming. I continue to be amazed by the stories I hear of people living without what I consider the bare necessities. I pray daily for those who were affected by the storm. Most of us will never experience a disaster of that magnitude, but our hearts break every time we see pictures come across our TV and computer screens. We want to DO something. We are wired... Read More
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