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Advice from Orange Specialists | Leadership

The Not-So-Secret Path to Self-Care and Leading Well

So, what exactly is “self care”? It is defined as any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Read More

Uncategorized

How to Partner with Your Community Through This Holiday Season

It’s so crazy to think that the holiday season is approaching, which typically means for us—as KidMin leaders–we’re prepping for three large seasons with bigger events. But if you’re anything… Read More

VBS

Rethinking VBS: Family VBS

Like many leaders, we had to change our VBS program mid-planning! We decided to create a hybrid virtual program that also included some socially-distanced activities in the community. We created… Read More

VBS

Rethinking VBS: Drive-Thru VBS

We created a Drive-Thru Very Best Summer which ran for three evenings for preschool through 6th graders and their families! Families stayed in their vehicles except for one stop, which… Read More

VBS

Rethinking VBS: Hybrid Virtual VBS + Backyard VBS Groups

When our VBS planning had to shift from working on an in-person event to a COVID-19 friendly event, we saw it as an opportunity to get creative. We brainstormed and… Read More

VBS

Rethinking VBS: Backyard VBS Gatherings

As the team at Orange is prepping for an amazing time together with leaders next week at Kid’s Ministry Exchange, we’re most excited about the ideas that will be shared… Read More

Covid-19 | Strategy

7 Things Not to Forget When Reopening Church

March was the last time we met in person until two weeks ago. For you, that may look different. Maybe you have been meeting for months, weeks, or have no… Read More

Parents | Technology

The Comparison Trap in the Age of Virtual . . . Everything

Much has been written about the impact of social media—and the Internet in general—on adolescents and their self-image, especially young girls. But 2020 has thrown multiple curveballs our way, such… Read More

How To | Orange Strategy

How and Why Orange Works in a Small Church

And I’ve noticed people in small churches can carry an inferiority complex about what they’re able to offer. They try (and fail) to emulate big churches without the big budget,… Read More

Covid-19 | Leadership

Getting Input From Children’s Ministry Leaders to Relaunch Church

If you’re a pastor, you’ve likely faced an onslaught of questions as you consider how and when to reopen your church during this pandemic. How many people can gather? Will… Read More

Covid-19 | Events

Neighbors Around the World

It may be the first of September, but that hasn’t stopped your favorite retailer from decking the halls with boughs of (plastic) holly! This year, it feels as though we’re… Read More

Elementary

How Faith Changes for Kindergarten and First Graders

The shift from preschool to kindergarten might not be as dramatic as some of the other periods of transition, but it's just as important. These are the years in which… Read More