Book Excerpt: Not Normal

Book Excerpt: Not Normal

When it comes to that certain something in volunteers, we’re looking for something a little more extraordinary, something a step above, something not normal. In Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers, Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth talk about ways you can make the most of your volunteering. The following excerpt is from Chapter 3: Own, Don’t Rent. Purchase the book at the Orange Store or on Amazon.   – – – – – – – – –... Read More
The Alternative to the Halloween Alternative

The Alternative to the Halloween Alternative

It’s that time of year when leaves start changing color, temperatures start to cool down, and football is in the air. It is also the season when churches have to decide what to do with Halloween. Do we host a fall festival? A Halloween alternative? A Christian “haunted” house with heaven at the end? Trunk or Treat? Do we schedule it on Halloween night, the weekend before, or the week after and tie it to a sermon series around the dangers of Harry Potter? In 2015, Halloween falls on a Saturday... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 18

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 18

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Every Week Monday is Coming

Every Week Monday is Coming

  Will what happens in your church this Sunday matter in someone’s life on Monday?   On MONDAY some kid will . . . . . . sleep through an alarm . . . ask for an iPhone . . . take a pop quiz . . . get invited to a party . . . try out for the team . . . break up   On MONDAY some parent will . . . . . . miss the carpool line . . . meet a neighbor . . . ground a teenager . . . forget a permission slip . . . start a new job . . . read a bedtime story   MONDAY is when reality hits. MONDAY is when... Read More
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