Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool

How Faith Changes for Kindergarteners

Sometimes it's so easy to get lost in the practical side of going back to school—buying backpacks, lunch boxes, notebooks—that it's almost natural for parents to forget about what their child might be going through emotionally. This is especially important in those… Read More

Child Development | Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Volunteers

Look At Me! Relating to Elementary Schoolers When Their World is a Stage

To hang with a room full of elementary-aged kids, you need just one thing: a head with eyes on all sides.   Easy enough, right?   If by some chance you’ve got just two lookers like the rest of us, you may find yourself… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Volunteers

The Kind of Volunteer Your Ministry Needs

So…if no volunteer can ever know what a parent knows, then why recruit anyone to help with kids? It would definitely make things easier if you could just tell parents, “Since you know more than we can ever know, and you have… Read More

Child Development | Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents | Volunteers

The Significant Relationships Every Elementary Schooler Needs

The earlier you gain influence in a child's life, the more equipped you are to influence them later—when it matters even more.   That's one of the best aspects of being a youth leader—you have the incredible opportunity to not only directly impact… Read More

Elementary | Events | Orange Strategy | Parents | Volunteers

Connecting The Dots: Helping Your Elementary Schooler Understand Why Easter Matters

Editor’s Note—Because of the coronavirus, Easter will look a little different in 2020. So we’re helping churches and families adjust to this new reality with a newly reimagined Easter Jam resource. You can download this at-home Easter experience for the whole family… Read More

Elementary | Parents | Volunteers

Motivate With Fun! Understanding 3rd and 4th Graders

The science of developing emotional intelligence and moral foundation is complex. But to oversimplify for a minute, from the time a child is born, they must learn to do four things:   Recognize: Name the emotions they feel Manage: Take charge of their… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

How to Make Elementary Schoolers Feel Safe and Loved

When a kid turns five, the whole world opens up to him.   He goes to school—a real school! He learns to tie his shoes and write the alphabet, and suddenly has a limitless number of friends.   And the opportunities for fun grow… Read More


Leveraging How Elementary Schoolers See God

If every kid is created in the image of God, then they have a divine capacity to...  believe, imagine, and love. care, relate, and trust. reason, improve, and lead.  That’s a lot of opportunity to leverage, and you don’t want to miss… Read More