Personalized

So I received a Christmas card today.  Not an unusual  occurrence  for this time of year.  When I opened it there was a stuck on return address label where the signature goes.   Really? I felt someone had “checked me off on the list”  of cards to get out. Didn’t really “feel the love”  from the sender.  I know- intentions were good.  Seems like a convenient way to crank ‘em out and count it as done.   But strange, it makes me think about ministry!?!   How many things in Children’s  Ministry do you check off to “get r done?”    I hope that programming and curriculum decisions are never made that way.  I’ve been there.  Check it off the list of to do’s.  Never mind it’s just not life giving to kids- its the Bible, right?  Wrong.  That’s why I love the curriculum I represent.  It is an entire month centered around ONE virtue that comes from so many creative angles to present it in a life giving way. It’s part of the strategy of ORANGE.  No “get r done” mentality, but targeted programming that sets everyone up for a win.  Kids, volunteers, parents  ALL “feel the love”   It feels sincere to teach less for more.   Think BIG in 2010!

( Great Christmas read for you…   THINK ORANGE by Reggie Joiner.  Carve out some time,curl up by the fire and read!)

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Misty on December 17th 2009 in Uncategorized

2 Responses to “Personalized”

  1. Theresa Haskins responded on 18 Dec 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more! I think I’m the biggest fan you all have! I was in charge of our “Powered Up” program for three years and absolutely LOVED each and every script/lesson/program! What a fabulous way to teach the kids of today! (adults too!)

  2. Tim Phillips responded on 18 Dec 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    So what’s up with churches that only utilize one aspect of Orange. Read the book: It’s about offering a solution to living out Christ from cradle-to-cradle. What do I mean by cradle to cradle? As parents we begin life with our children, setting examples and shared experiences to grow in Christ throughout life. We get them involved in serving. Cradle, Elementary, Youth, College…oh, and then they become parents and the Orange cycle continues.

    How much more important is it to have a process that feeds that cycle and leads your children into a successful adult life focused on the LAMPSTAND (read the book). Get on the cycle!

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