This week is Orange Week. For those of you who don’t know what that mean, Orange is more than a fruit of a color. Orange, developed by Reggie Joiner, is a perspective that has been lost in children’s ministry.
Orange is a secondary color made when merging red and yellow. In this case, red stands for parent’s ministry to their children. Yellow stands for church ministry. When the church makes an effort to integrate ministry with what parent’s can do, that makes Orange.
In Scripture, the first responsibility for the spiritual education of children goes to parents. But in our society, it relegated only to the church. Society mores of making all areas of a child’s education, schooling, values, sex education, to others instead of parents only exasperates the problem.
Orange Ministry looks for ways to help the church rethink it’s ministry to children to integrate it with parents. This link is to the Orange leadership blog that will give you some practical ways to do that. There’s also an Orange Conference every year that has some great speakers.
Here’s some blogs that are participating in Orange Week that also might give you some good tips and maybe even some free resources.
So what are you doing to make your children’s ministry Orange?