Elementary | Parents

The Road to Peace

Every morning on the way to work, I travel a road that seems like a never-ending construction site. Workers have been perfecting this throughway for months, but it seems like there’s no end in sight. The road is down to one lane… Read More

Elementary | How To | Parents

Parent Pick-up: Turning the Chaos into Opportunity

For better or for worse, most parents only experience about 3 minutes of our elementary ministry environment. And those 3 minutes are not during the creative large group experience or the engaging small group time that we've worked so hard to develop.… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Easter Postcard — FREE PRINTABLE

Have you made your final list for Easter preparations yet? It probably looks long, doesn't it? I'm sorry to do this, but I'd like to add one more thing: planning a way to follow up with kids who came to Easter services.… Read More


April Widget: Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever Cups

It's almost time for Easter!! Can you even believe we're already talking about that? It's coming fast friends, and we want you to be prepared. Easter is a great time to spread the vision of our three basic truths to all the… Read More

Elementary | Parents

One Thing We Can Do

There is no denying the health of a parent's marriage affects their children. We've seen when families endure tough times and their kids behavior changes. And we've noticed the kids whose families are in a strong season. Sometimes, it can feel like… Read More


Facebook Feedback: Looking Ahead to Summer Staffing

One of our favorite features of Facebook is the community that is established there and the willingness of our First Look Friends to share what works for their preschool ministry with other leaders.  We often will post a question a leader has… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Three Sounds That Lead to a Great Christmas in Your House

Christmas – It’s a time of peace. It’s a time when all mankind seems to pause and bring out their best. It’s also a time when my family can turn on each other like Rottweilers fighting over a piece of bacon. This… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy | Parents

How to Help Families Practice Faith Skills in 2015

The beginning of a new year gives us a unique opportunity to reach out to families.  Gym memberships swell.  Diet books leave the shelves faster than any other month.  It’s a time when people are ready to make some changes in their… Read More

Elementary | Parents

252's Favorite "Peace" of the Pie

Ever feel like a conflict just can’t reach a sweet ending? You'll get to give the kids and families in your ministry a chance to find a good apple in a tough situation with April’s widget, PEACE OF THE PIE. For this… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Introducing Studio 252, reimagined

Four years ago, launched and changed everything about the way ministry leaders and parents combine their influences to help elementary kids grow. Since then, over 6,000 accounts have been created on the site. Families from over 80 different countries have visited… Read More