Leadership

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… 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

Covid-19 | Leadership

Why You Need Input from Your Children’s Ministry Leaders to Relaunch Church

If you’re a pastor, you’ve likely faced an onslaught of questions as you consider how and when to reopen your church during this pandemic. How many people can gather? Will we require masks? Do we have enough volunteers? How many people will… Read More

How To | Leadership | Volunteers

Volunteer Recruitment Guides

How do I recruit, train and retain volunteers now? Use these as you recruit the best preschool and elementary small group leaders and volunteers. Read More

Leadership

Recognizing and Eliminating Racial Bias in Children’s Ministry Programming

At the same time, we must confront another pandemic. It has led to the loss of life and has inflicted insurmountable damage. Our nation was built on slavery and has over a 400-year history of the unjust treatment of black and brown… Read More

Covid-19 | Elementary | How To | Leadership | Parents | Volunteers

What’s Next: Health and Safety for Your Church’s Kids Ministry

Now or very soon, most churches will be able to worship again in person. When that time comes, it’s so important that you have a clear plan outlined to help ensure that every family remains safe and healthy. Hear how you can… Read More

Leadership

Let’s Get It Right This Time

Every generation takes a cue from the generation that came before it. The hard truth about racism in any generation is that it doesn’t just happen by accident. The Church is called to be a compass for every generation. Read More

Events | Leadership

What’s Happening with the 2020 Orange Conference Because of COVID-19?

As we think about OC20, we recognize we can’t recreate what happens when thousands of us are together in the same room. But we believe there are some opportunities for even more.  Read More

Elementary | Leadership | VBS

The ONE SECRET to a Great VBS

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” – Stephen Covey Does your countdown to VBS have you jumping for joy? Does it have you grinning from ear to ear? Or does it have you checking under your… Read More

Elementary | How To | Leadership | VBS | Volunteers

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