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Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift? Discover ideas and exclusive discounts to celebrate volunteers, parents, leaders, and students this year. Read More

Strategy | Technology | Uncategorized

How to Know if Your Digital Programming is Working

We believe every Sunday counts. In the midst of a pandemic, that belief hasn’t changed. However, online church demands more from children’s ministry leaders than ever before. Read More

Leadership | Volunteers

Engaging Your Volunteers in 2020

If ever there was a year where the people we lead need us, it’s now. They need us as leaders to be personal in a year that has felt very impersonal. Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Leadership

The Not-So-Secret Path to 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

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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 like me, you’re currently trying to stay afloat and waiting for a… Read More

Volunteers

Leading Small Virtually

And, when I said yes to leading this group, I was a bit apprehensive about where I was going to find the time to lead and how I was actually going to lead well. I knew there were going to be some… 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 a fun week of activities for families to do together based on… Read More

VBS

Rethinking VBS: “Drive In 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 was an obstacle course at the end of the program each night. 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 researched and put together a hybrid program that was part virtual, part… Read More

Elementary | Preschool | Preteen

Advent Calendar 2020

We all know the holidays are a busy time—especially for those of us in ministry. This year, well, we don't only expect things to be busy, but we also expect them to be different. That's why it's even more important to establish… Read More