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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

Elementary

3 Questions Every Elementary Schooler Is Asking Themselves

In the elementary years, a child develops skills and competencies that equip their future. The way a child resolves the “Do I have” questions of these phases provides them with… Read More

Elementary

5 Things All First Graders Have in Common

Enter a room full of six- and seven-year-olds and you’re bound to spot one thing right away: the cute little gaps of kids who whistle while they talk. Forget calling it first grade. This is the Missing Teeth Club. And the similarities… Read More

Elementary

3 Things to Know Before the First Day of Kindergarten

The first few days and weeks of school are a big deal for kindergarteners and their parents. It may feel like nothing has changed since preschool (because the last year flew by in the blink of an eye), but 5 and 6-year-olds… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

3 Tips for Organizing Small Groups

Do you have small group leaders who wouldn't dream of missing time with their kids on Sunday? Seeing those kinds of invested relationships doesn't just happen by slapping a new label on an old volunteer role or even by starting a well… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Sticky Faith For Families With Children With Special Needs

Katie Garvert is the Access Ministries Coordinator for Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She shared how her ministry helps family affected by special needs on the Orange Leaders blog. - - - - - - - - - - - - - -… Read More

Elementary | Parents

Each Parent’s Next Step

You’re an Orange leader. You want to combine the church’s influence with the parents’ influence to fuel faith in the next generation. You partner with parents…or at least that’s the goal, right?   If you’re anything like me when I was a… 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

Elementary | Orange Strategy

Strategy, Not Curriculum

At 252 Basics, we believe that ministry is more than just a curriculum. That's why everything we do fits into the overall Orange strategy. In this excerpt from his book Think Orange, Reggie Joiner explains why strategy is so important.    A… 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