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Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

The Emotions of a New Class: How to Prep Your Preschooler

For three- and four-year-olds, the imaginary world might as well be the real world. But we need to remember that with a growing imagination comes a strong capacity for fear. Read More

Volunteers

5 Ways to Recruit Kids Ministry Volunteers (and one way not to)

While the easiest thing to do is say that we need more stage time, or wish the senior leader would talk about the needs of kid and student ministry every… Read More

How To

From Sunday School to Small Groups: Why and How

In experiencing both models extensively, I definitely have strong opinions about which method I’d choose to utilize. I know this can be a divisive topic. I also recognize neither one… Read More

Elementary | Orange Kids Spotlight | Orange Strategy | Preschool

Scope and Cycle Available for Orange Kids For 2020-2021

As ministry leaders, we’re trying to find a new ministry norm. We’re trying to instill hope, truth, and love to the families in our community—all while caring for our own… Read More

Leadership

Recognizing and Eliminating Racial Bias in Children’s Ministry Programming

At the same time, we must confront another pandemic. It has led to the loss of life and has inflicted insurmountable damage. Our nation was built on slavery and has… Read More

Elementary | How To | Leadership | Parents | Volunteers

What’s Next: Health and Safety for Your Church’s Kids Ministry

Now or very soon, most churches will be able to worship again in person. When that time comes, it’s so important that you have a clear plan outlined to help… Read More

How To | Orange Strategy

What Does Church Look Like Now? 3 Ways to Re-Open In The Midst of Covid-19

As you reopen your church doors, try to open as many doors as you can to your families. Keep the open doors open, open the predictable ones, but also try… Read More

How To | Technology

Building A Social Media Strategy for Children’s Ministry

In this digital age, there’s no denying space must be made for learning to effectively engage those in your sphere of influence in new ways. Nearly every school, corporation, non-profit,… Read More

Orange Strategy | Preschool | Preteen | Volunteers

What’s Next: How to Plan Your Year In Children’s Ministry

Creating a strategy energizes an entire ministry. It gives purpose to every event, every gathering. It centers your ministry around an approach that makes the things that matter most, matter… Read More

Leadership

Let’s Get It Right This Time

Every generation takes a cue from the generation that came before it. The hard truth about racism in any generation is that it doesn’t just happen by accident. The Church… Read More

Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

3 Ways to Activate Your Preschooler’s Mind This Summer

If you have little ones, you know how challenging summer can be. When you’re not on vacation or sending your preschooler to day camp, it’s all on you to keep… Read More

Volunteers

Volunteer Recruiting: 4 Things Your Ministry Volunteers Need to Know

When it comes to recruiting and retaining volunteers, we strive to find the best way to make sure everyone knows the opportunities available to serve. But sometimes it’s not what… Read More

Parents | Special Needs

Partnering with Parents of Special Needs Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We recently asked some ministry leaders to share what they’re currently doing to support and partner with families with children with special needs during this time. Here are some main… Read More