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5 Crucial Questions for VBS Evaluation Forms for Parents

There's a valuable lesson I learned a few years ago that I think is applicable in just about EVERY area of ministry. (In fact, I would say that there isn't ANY area in or out of ministry that can't apply this principle.)… 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

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Help Parents Make the Most of their Daily Rhythm

Families naturally settle into a regular rhythm. Very few families need more to do in their average day, but we can help them be more strategic with the natural rhythm they already have.   The Parent Cue Blog is starting a series… Read More

Elementary | Parents

Connecting With Parents at Prairie Lakes Church

Nick Johnson is the Family Ministry Coordinator at Prairie Lakes Church and shares how they are connecting with parents of the kids in their ministry. Want to share what God is doing in your church? Send your story to - - - - -… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Help Parents Know Where to Start

Sitting around the table at dinner one night, one of my kids asked a question about baptism. We talked about becoming a Christian and how baptism is a public declaration of your faith. Just then, one of our daughters interrupts the conversation,… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy | Parents

Expand Your Vision: Partnering with Parents

As Children’s Ministry leaders, we are constantly trying to stay ahead of ourselves. We try to remember which rotation of volunteers are up each week, if anyone needs a sub, if there are any special supply needs for the lessons, will the… Read More

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