Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

Orange Strategy: 7 Tips On Where To Start

The age-old Orange family ministry question is: “Where do I begin? With my team or with parents?” Strategy is the name of the game . . . but it is hard to know where to start! Not only are you asking yourself where to begin, you are also staring at your computer screen looking at online materials and wondering how this will all work on Sunday mornings. Oh friend, we’ve ALL been there! Take a deep breath, grab a pencil and paper, and let’s make a list! Start Small The thing about... Read More
Transitioning To Small Groups

Transitioning To Small Groups

by Nick Blevins When I find myself in a conversation talking about what Orange is, I always emphasize that it is a strategy. Yes, Orange creates and provides excellent curriculum, but what churches need most is a comprehensive strategy for reaching and leading families. One of the six distinctives of the Orange Strategy is that it is designed to connect every kid to a consistent leader. The Orange Strategy emphasizes small groups for kids from preschool up through high school. If you’re... Read More
Volunteer Structures: The Tension Between Quantity And Quality

Volunteer Structures: The Tension Between Quantity And Quality

It was summer and volunteer recruitment for fall was in full swing. Our elementary director was looking for some five-star recruits like it was National Signing Day. She was talking with a mom who we thought would make a great small group leader. In the conversation, she made it clear that small group leaders serve every week. It’s non-negotiable. Sure, people will miss here and there for various reasons and we change things up in the summer, but it’s a weekly role during the... Read More