April 2015 Blog Posts (143)

#OC15 Breakout Notes: Jon Acuff

#OC15 Breakout Notes: How to get unstuck: Reinventing Yourself

Presenter: Jon Acuff

The world kids are growing up in today is different from the world we did.

You can’t fix a millenial problem with a boomer solution.

2 Types of Change

  1. Voluntary:  You recognize the problem so you make changes.
  2. Involuntary:  This change happens to you.

These changes…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 30, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

#OC15 Conversations About Same Sex Attraction: Dave Schmidgall

Orange Conference 2015 Breakout: Conversations About Same Sex Attraction

Presenter: Dave Schmidgall: National Community Church

Nobody likes a culture war.  And this topic is a nasty and ugly conversation.

One thing we know…

We have been taught how to think believe and feel about the topic but we have FAILED at how to approach our posture of engagement.

This isn’t just an issue… because…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 30, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Elevate Is Going Digital!

Digital, Downloadable Curriculum

Recently we started re-visiting some of our favorite Elevate series here at Fellowship Church, transforming them into a downloadable digital format and including a ton of new elements never before available in Elevate! I think you are going to be excited to see what we have done to make each series even more fun and exciting for the…

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Added by Mike Johnson on April 30, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

#OC15 Session 2: Andy Stanley

Orange Conference General Session 2 Notes

Presenter: Andy Stanley, North Point Church

This generation is worth EVERYTHING.

Andy talks about the Jewish exile.  God’s original “time out”.  He speaks about Nehemiah.

Nehemiah has a broken heart.  He decides to ask God to give him favor in the eyes of the man he works for.

2…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 30, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Orange Conference General Session 2: Reggie Joiner and Jim Mellado

Orange Conference 2015 General Session 2:  Interview with Jim Mellado

Reggie Joiner is interviewing Jim Mellado.  Jim is the president of Compassion international.  Jim talks about how his mother grew up in poverty.  

When someone grows up in poverty they never think that will be a benefit to their child.

Reggie and Jim talk about Compassion International.  Compassion is NOT just a child sponsorship…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 30, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

#OC15 Session 1: Reggie Joiner

Orange Conference Session 1 NotesReggie Joiner

It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it.

Why is it easy for us to miss it?

  1.  We don’t see what we don’t see.  It’s almost like every kid is walking around with an invisible sign asking questions that we don’t even know exist.  We have to pay attention.
    1. Preschoolers ask: Am I able?  Your Role: EMBRACE
    2. Elementary kids ask:  Do I have…
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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 30, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

The Most Important Thing I Can Do as a Grandma

http://www.grandmascookiejar.net/2015/04/the-most-important-thing-i-can-do-as.html

For the past month I've been busy posting reviews of a variety of things which I'm also giving away during grandma's cookie jar's month of special birthday give-aways (May). Starting tomorrow someone will win something at least every other day. (If you have not entered the…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 30, 2015 at 8:06am — No Comments

Are You Looking for Interactive Bible Stories?

Are you looking for interactive Bible stories for your kids?

Please click here.

Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on April 30, 2015 at 7:56am — No Comments

Help Children Develop an Accurate View of God - We Can Trust God's Good Plan for Us!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/04/help-children-develop-accurate-view-of_30.html

I've been talking about how the world today which the children in our ministries and families are growing up is much different than it was when we were children - or, if you are still "young", the one where your parents grew up! While even in Bible…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 30, 2015 at 7:40am — No Comments

#OC15 Session 1: Reggie Joiner

Orange Conference Session 1 Notes

Reggie Joiner

It’s just a phase, so don’t miss it.

Why is it easy for us to miss it?

  1.  We don’t see what we don’t see.  It’s almost like every kid is walking around with an invisible sign asking questions that we don’t even know exist.  We have to pay attention.
    1. Preschoolers ask: Am I able?  Your Role: EMBRACE
    2. Elementary kids ask:  Do I…
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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 29, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments

7 Keys To Leading High Capacity Volunteers

7 Keys To Leading High Capacity Volunteers

Orange Conference 2015 notes

Presenter: Carey Nieuwhof

As a leader, you aspire to attract, keep and grow a team of high capacity volunteers.  But are you dreaming the impossible dream?  Learn to keep your vision grounded by starting to look at the flip side:  where and why you are losing your top volunteers.  Then take a guided tour through the 7 key ways to get your…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 29, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

#OC15 5 Reasons Churches Stop Growing

5 Reasons Churches Stop Growing

Orange Conference 2015 Breakout Session Notes

Presenter: Carey Niewhof

It may not be wise to measure your church’s health by exactly how many people showed up on Sunday or attended your new member class last month.  But stalled growth can be a sign of deeper problems.  Whether your church is stuck or has momentum, take a look at the 5 big reasons churches stop…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 29, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Stop Trying to Maintain Control of Your Classroom

Do you find yourself constantly telling kids to "sit still and be quiet?"



Do you feel like you're always on the verge of…

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Added by Dale Hudson on April 29, 2015 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Call to Schedule for an Event: Concert, Teacher Training, MOPS, Banquet, Retreat

Call 818.790.5805 to schedule: concert, teacher training, MOPS, mother-daughter banquet, school chapel, ladies retreat, teacher church appreciation event.…

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Added by Mary Rice Hopkins on April 29, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments

Help Children Develop an Accurate View of God - God Loves Them!

http://www.aboutthechildrensdepartment.com/2015/04/help-children-develop-accurate-view-of_29.html

Yesterday I said; "The world we live in; the one the children in our ministries - and in our families - are growing up in, is a confusing and difficult place. Today the children in our ministries (and families) often grow up with working moms, single parents, divorce and…

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Added by Lynda Freeman on April 29, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Meet The #OC15 Blogging Team | Orange Leaders

Source: Meet The #OC15 Blogging Team | Orange Leaders

Orange Conference 2015 will be starting soon. If you want to get to know some new and old bloggers alike that will be covering all things Orange, then click on the source link above.

Make sure you have downloaded the app as well to…

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Added by Todd McKeever on April 29, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments

Orange Conference 2015

Orange Conference 2015 officially begins today!  I arrived yesterday in Atlanta and I couldn’t be more excited for what the rest of the week has in store!  Be sure to check in here on my blog often for access to my personal take and notes on each of the sessions I will be attending!

I wanted to start this conference week off by highlighting just a few of the presenters I am really excited to hear from this year.

Virginia Ward:  I first heard Virginia speak while I was…

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Added by Joe McAlpine on April 28, 2015 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Asking This One Question Can Make a Huge Impact in a Kid's Life

What if there was one question you could ask that would make a huge impact in a child's life?



There is.



Recently, I came across the story Kyle Schwartz.  Kyle is a 3rd grade teacher in Denver,…

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Added by Dale Hudson on April 28, 2015 at 9:19pm — No Comments

KidCheck Children’s Check-In and Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Whatever your goals are for Vacation Bible School (VBS), it does not have to be costly or stressful. VBS provides a great opportunity to minister to the local community, as well as, engage both children outside the church and young adults in service.…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on April 28, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

KidCheck & Church Tech Today Offer a New eBook on Children’s Check-In

Technology and security seem to go hand-in-hand in today’s world.  It’s critical to continue to provide children’s ministry leaders with the most current information on how to set up a secure foundation to protect and provide for the little ones they serve.

KidCheck, in partnership with Church Tech…

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Added by Angela @ KidCheck on April 28, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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