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!)