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Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

3 Tips for Organizing Small Groups

Do you have small group leaders who wouldn't dream of missing time with their kids on Sunday? Seeing those kinds of invested relationships doesn't just happen by slapping a new… Read More

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 ORANGE would actually fall into the category of “small churches”-many with less… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

Every Church Can Give Families a Shared Experience

Even the best parents need consistent voices encouraging them to stay in sync and to create a strong rhythm to build faith in their homes.   I am convinced that one of the best ways to stimulate the rhythm of a family… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy

3 Things to Look for in a Small Group Leader

Kevin Ragsdale is the Director of Student Ministry at North Point Community Church and a contributor to the Go Weekly blog. In this article, he shares the top three characteristics he looks for in a good small group leader.  - - -… Read More

Elementary | How To

Shedding Light

Our friend Gina wrote about the purpose of small group leaders on the Lead Small blog. As a SGL, you are a giver of light. When you show up predictably in the lives of your few, you create an opportunity to shed… 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

Elementary | How To

Six Tips for Starting a Kids Worship Team

As a full-time children’s pastor, Brent Weber leads a large volunteer force of kids, teens and adults in a family worship experience designed to engage kids, empower volunteers and create leaders. He's also the founder of Impact Arts Academy, focused on developing… Read More

Elementary | How To

Celebrating SGLs

Our friend Kendra Fleming recently shared some ideas about the important role of small group leaders: As a pastor, I couldn’t possibly take credit or even begin to personally connect with all of the children and families who attend our church. It’s the small… Read More

How To | Preschool

Ollie Pops

First Look Friends! I can't even stand the cuteness. Our fabulous Orange Specialist, Deb Springer, forwarded this email to me, and I just had to share it with you! In the email, our First Look Friend, Randee Green from FUMC Brownwood in… Read More