5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

5 Tips For Using Orange In Your Church Plant

by Chara Robinson I have the pleasure of being the children’s pastor at Hill City Church located in Richmond, Virginia. We are a city church right on the dividing line of the city and county, nearby interstate exchanges. September 14, 2015, we turned ONE YEAR OLD! We have about 350-360 active adults in the church and about 65 kids, birth through 8th grade. In retrospect, the texts I sent my husband, close friends and lead pastor after I was asked to write a blog post on the Orange Leaders site... Read More
The “What” And The “Who” Of A Successful Ministry

The “What” And The “Who” Of A Successful Ministry

by Anne Clay When you combine great curriculum with committed leaders, you have a powerful combination: the “What” and “Who” of every successful ministry. Here are some things we’ve learned and are putting into practice at our church. Great Curriculum . . . The “What” It’s important to use the curriculum correctly. You will need to make adjustments as your church grows and adds services. Orange does a great job keeping things current and user friendly. Watch for new resources and check out the... Read More
3 Valuable Tips On Being Orange And Being Great At It!

3 Valuable Tips On Being Orange And Being Great At It!

by Rebekah Bullard As a kid’s ministry leader, you are many things: visionary, a shepherd, a curator of environments, a professional event planner, a cheerleader for parents, an expert in safe practices, a communicator and a team player! You have a BIG job! Thankfully, one thing you DON’T have to be is a curriculum writer! You get to be the expert of your people and environments, while the innovators at Orange get to be the expert in resourcing you with the most effective tools possible to... Read More
14 Keys To Leading Orange Cross-Culturally

14 Keys To Leading Orange Cross-Culturally

by Carla Bregani Some of us have a tendency to do things a little backwards—like falling in love with Caribbean culture before ever living in or visiting the region, earning multiple degrees in other fields before being called to children’s ministry, or using Orange curriculum as a volunteer for more than a year before realizing the “big picture” of Orange Strategy. I can plead guilty to all three. And now here I am: a hockey-loving Canadian girl serving on staff as minister to children... Read More
4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers

4 Tips For Training VBS Volunteers

Finding volunteers is no simple task. Finding good volunteers? It’s like a treasure hunt. But finding good volunteers willing to serve in the summer? Now we’re talking about needles in a haystack! We’ve been there, and we know a ton of other people who have been there, too. And what we’ve found is that the most important thing you can do with a good volunteer willing to serve in the summer is train them well. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the four best tips for training VBS volunteers.... Read More