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How to Create a VBS Leadership Team

You’re a few days away from Vacation Bible School, and it seems like you have a month’s worth of work left to do. To top it all off your pastor has sent you an email asking you to help with another project.… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

VBS Volunteer Feedback to Improve for Next Year

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 to take some time to write down more ideas about volunteer feedback.… 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

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

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

Every Church Can Give Families a Shared Experience

Even the best parents need consistent voices encouraging them to stay in sync and to create a strong rhythm to build faith in their homes.   I am convinced that one of the best ways to stimulate the rhythm of a family… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

3 Things to Look for in a Small Group Leader

Kevin Ragsdale is the Director of Student Ministry at North Point Community Church and a contributor to the Go Weekly blog. In this article, he shares the top three characteristics he looks for in a good small group leader.  - - -… Read More

Elementary | How To

Shedding Light

Our friend Gina wrote about the purpose of small group leaders on the Lead Small blog. As a SGL, you are a giver of light. When you show up predictably in the lives of your few, you create an opportunity to shed… 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

Elementary | How To

Six Tips for Starting a Kids Worship Team

As a full-time children’s pastor, Brent Weber leads a large volunteer force of kids, teens and adults in a family worship experience designed to engage kids, empower volunteers and create leaders. He's also the founder of Impact Arts Academy, focused on developing… Read More