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Child Development | Elementary

How to Read a Second-Grader’s Mind

When you understand the way a kid’s mind is changing, you stand a far better chance of identifying clues that help you know what they are thinking. Read More

Child Development | Parents | Preschool

The 4 Questions Every Preschooler is Asking

The best way to resolve a preschooler’s relational questions is to consistently embrace the child’s physical needs. Here are 4 ways: Read More

Elementary | How To | VBS

9 VBS Marketing Ideas to Get Attention!

You’ve got a stellar VBS curriculum picked out, started brainstorming a fun set design and decorations, and the volunteer recruiting plan is coming together. The only thing you need now… Read More

Elementary | Leadership | VBS

The ONE SECRET to a Great VBS

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey Does your countdown to VBS have you jumping for joy? Does it have you grinning… Read More

Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

How to Create a VBS Leadership Team

You’re a few days away from Vacation Bible School, and it seems like you have a month’s worth of work left to do. To top it all off your pastor… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | VBS | Volunteers

1 Big Idea to Turn VBS Volunteers into Year-Round Volunteers

YOU MADE IT! VBS is over, and you survived! I saw most of your posts on social media. Maybe you felt like you made it on a wing and a… Read More

Elementary | VBS

VBS 2020 Theme Overview for Orange VBS, Group VBS, Lifeway VBS and More!

VBS 2019 may be in the books (or close to being wrapped up!), but it is definitely time to be thinking about VBS 2020! It’s an exciting time of year… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

3 Examples of VBS Volunteer Surveys

A few days ago, I shared some thoughts on “5 Crucial Questions for VBS Evaluation Forms for Parents” and I hope that you guys found that helpful. Today, I wanted… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To | Leadership | Parents | VBS

5 Crucial Questions for VBS Evaluation Forms for Parents

There's a valuable lesson I learned a few years ago that I think is applicable in just about EVERY area of ministry. (In fact, I would say that there isn't… Read More

How To | Orange Strategy

Orange Kids Curriculum Additions for Supporting Children with Special Needs

You may have noticed some new files in the August 2019 curriculum downloads. We’re excited to offer more resources to support the children with special needs in your ministry. We… Read More

Elementary

Navigating the Three Phases of Elementary School

Phase Defined: A time frame in a kid's life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. The phase that should matter most to you is the phase… Read More

Preschool

The One Question All Babies Ask

Wait…babies ask questions? “But,” you may say, “babies can’t talk.” Oh, but they certainly can. From the very beginning, a baby communicates when he or she is hungry, uncomfortable, sleepy,… Read More