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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

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 ANY area in or out of ministry that can't apply this principle.)… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To

Supply Prep

Something that I learned in my days  as a church planter, with a budget of $0, is that being ahead of the game is the key.  Anticipation is the name of the game. When I could work a month or two ahead, I… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To

Secret Sauce for ORANGE in a Small Church

Over the last 9 years I’ve had the awesome opportunity to connect with (conservatively) hundreds of amazing leaders. While it might come as a surprise, the majority of churches using ORANGE would actually fall into the category of “small churches”-many with less… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

Hot Topic: Recruiting Volunteers

In the past 12 years of serving and leading in children’s ministry, the term Recruiting Volunteers seems to be an Anthem! We hear it in our staff meetings because every ministry is trying to recruit! We hear it from current volunteers who… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To

Common Conundrum: Multi-Service Programming

I confess. I am a recovering multi service leader. Our church offered ministry to children at various service times. We offered a Saturday night ministry time, 2 Sunday services, plus a midweek service. At one time we had a different curriculum running… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

Raising the Bar

“Raising the bar.” We've all heard this phrase at some point. Yet sometimes I think we brush it off. Perhaps we give off a “yeah, yeah, I know, I know” vibe. Or maybe the statement confuses us. Something I hear is “I… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

The Strengths Zone

Ever ask a kid what it is they really enjoy doing, or what they think they are great at? It’s fun. It doesn’t take long for them to give a response. Why? They know! Kids light up when asked what they enjoy… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | Orange Strategy

Leading From Your Strength

Ever identify with that infamous circus act of spinning plates? If you’re a ministry leader I’m sure you can relate to this visual. If there is a Guinness record for ministry plate spinning, I may have been in the running for holding… Read More