In this episode, Mike Clear talks about children's ministry online and some of the pivots the team at Orange has made in recent months. Mike also shares some helpful ideas on how to effectively continue the engagement of kids, students, and volunteers whether meeting in-person or not.

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Orange Curriculum Overview:

  • First Look (Babies – Preschool)
  • 252 Kids (Elementary)
  • 252 Preteen (Upper Elementary/Preteen)

Updates or pivots immediately following COVID:

  • Taking all the individual pieces that Orange provides and created full “experiences”
    • Preschool Online
    • Kids Online
    • Preteen Online
  • Resources made available to everyone, not only subscribed organizations
  • Created Parent Guides and Activities for families in homes
  • Activities for online group calls to compliment the weekly curriculum

Ongoing engagement ideas:

  • For students
    • Relationship touch-points
    • Connections with leaders
    • Partnership with parents
  • Don't just settle for video content for kids
    • Group Calls for kids, including connections with leaders and other kids in their groups
    • Personal cards
    • Drive-bys
    • Phone calls
  • Don't rely on old systems and traditions as you continue in ministry

Action Items

  1. Check out
  2. Do something to empower small group leaders – relational connection
  3. Consider a dual/collaborative approach – online and in-person

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