Advice from Orange Specialists

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… 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… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

Hot Topic: Recruiting Volunteers

In the past 12 years of serving and leading in children’s ministry, the term Recruiting Volunteers seems to be an Anthem! We hear it in our staff meetings because every ministry is trying to recruit! We hear it from current volunteers who… 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

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

Raising the Bar

“Raising the bar.” We've all heard this phrase at some point. Yet sometimes I think we brush it off. Perhaps we give off a “yeah, yeah, I know, I know” vibe. Or maybe the statement confuses us. Something I hear is “I… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary

The Strengths Zone

Ever ask a kid what it is they really enjoy doing, or what they think they are great at? It’s fun. It doesn’t take long for them to give a response. Why? They know! Kids light up when asked what they enjoy… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | Orange Strategy

Leading From Your Strength

Ever identify with that infamous circus act of spinning plates? If you’re a ministry leader I’m sure you can relate to this visual. If there is a Guinness record for ministry plate spinning, I may have been in the running for holding… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists | Elementary | Orange Strategy

Exhausted. Frustrated. Discouraged. Burned out.

Unfortunately, these are words that have become synonymous with leading a ministry. Why? Because we are so busy concentrating on helping others connect with God that we forget that we also need to connect with God. While we encourage parents and volunteers… Read More

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Partner Question: How can I be a better leader?

This is a great question for all leaders because we should all continue to learn and grow and get better! If you were part of our First Look Preschool Interactive at Orange Conference 2014, you received a cling with this verse from… Read More

Advice from Orange Specialists

Partner Question: How do you lead preschool worship?

Leading preschoolers in worship can be a little like herding cats at times. You want them to clap with you, and they just want to run in circles. It's enough to make you want to lose your religion . . . well,… Read More