How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last

How Your Church Can Build Marriages that Last

Our friends over at Orange Books are offering some great deals this week. You can get any of the deals, any day this week, but we really like today’s featured deal: Buy one copy of the book Married People, and get all of the following: “Why Marriage Ministry Is Doable for Every Church” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Ted Lowe, audio file) “Married and in Ministry” (Orange Conference 2014 breakout by Ted Lowe and Doug Fields, audio file) An annual subscription to MarriedPeople E-ZINE (a... Read More
6 Ways to Show a Kid why They Matter to God

6 Ways to Show a Kid why They Matter to God

You can’t make a kid love God, have faith or care about what really matters. But there are some things you can do. That’s why we wrote Playing for Keeps. We wanted to talk to parents and leaders (and anyone else who influences the lives of kids and teenagers) about six things you can give a kid over time that will make a significant impact. These six things can help give a kid the kind of history that will show them why they matter to God. As part of the 2013 Playing for Keeps... Read More
Why We Do What We Do

Why We Do What We Do

Recently, I came across a video that drove home—even more deeply—the importance that small group leaders and church volunteers have in a child’s life. The video is called “I’ll Need You” by Igniter Media. What you’re doing today, this weekend, next month and next year in your church is important to the children around you. They’ll need you. . . . Click here for more information about Igniter Media, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook. The video,... Read More

It’s not too Early to Think About Summer Camp 2014!

We want kids to move it.
 From here to there. From bored to passionate. From selfish to giving. From unfocused to wide awake. During the summer of 2014, we’re taking a look at the lives of some people in the Bible who changed direction and moved. And they all had one thing in common: Somewhere along the way, they came face to face with Jesus. They discovered who He was. And once that happened, there was no standing still or going back. Camp KidJam is a new concept in children’s camp designed... Read More
OC14 REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 10!

OC14 REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 10!

YES JUST ONE WORD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING. Yes You can do less and accomplish more. Yes You will get more momentum when you function like a team. Yes Every kid can be connected with a consistent adult leader. Yes What happens at home is as important as what happens at church. A lot can happen when you start acting like the answer is Yes. Join over 5,000 senior pastors, children’s leaders, preschool leaders, student leaders and next gen directors at The Orange Conference 2014 and experience the... Read More
Playing For Keeps

Playing For Keeps

The question is, what kind of history are you making with the kids and teenagers who are closest to you? Losing Your Marbles/Playing For Keeps combines a short story about a kid named Simon with a few key principles to help you discover how you can make history this week. Its really two books in one that highlights six things every kid needs from the parents and leaders who are closest to them.... Read More