Cara

Cara Martens can’t help but read, write and dream, so becoming the 252 Basics Creative Director and main researcher for all things Orange is a perfect fit. She taught for a decade in schools and led teams in creating experiences for the church. Cara and her husband, Kevin, are schooled daily by her five- and eight-year-olds on how kids learn best.

Episode 03

OKP 003: “The Talk” Doesn’t Speak – How to Introduce Phase-Appropriate Sexual Integrity Conversations

Dr. Jim Burns of HomeWord ministry joins hosts Mike Clear, Gina McClain, and Kellen Moore to discuss phase-appropriate ways of introducing sexual integrity to preschool and elementary students and how… Read More
Episode 02

OKP 002: Donuts Speak Louder – Communicating with Volunteers

Aaron & Karen Collier, children’s pastor and preschool director at Piedmont Church in Marietta, Ga., visit to talk communicating with your ministry volunteers when it comes to training, vision casting,… Read More
Episode 01

OKP 001: My Cup (Doesn’t) Runneth Over – How to Refresh for the New Year

Pull out the party hats, noisemakers and super fancy party drinks (for those in preschool world). It’s a new year! And you’ve discovered our brand-new Orange Kids Podcast, where we… Read More
Episode 00

OKP 000: Three Kid Min Leaders and a Baby (Podcast)

Welcome to the first ever Orange Kids Podcast where we talk kids’ ministry and discuss practical solutions to our weekly challenges! You’re in on the ground floor. The birth episode.… Read More

Elementary | Orange Strategy

Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can't Ignore

Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed… Read More