Why do we use Orange?

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When it comes to kids’ ministry curriculum, I am pretty critical. As a former educator and youth minister, I’ve seen many highly-detailed curricula with theology that stretches far beyond my seminary work, yet is dated and uses worst teaching practices for kids’ developmental ages. I’ve also encountered “cool and flashy” curriculum that lacks any depth, or, frankly, purpose. This is …

It’s not Sunday School – it’s a LifeGroup!

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I love Victory Church’s emphasis on LifeGroups (sometimes called small groups, cell groups, kinship groups, etc).  Our faith isn’t lived out daily if we are isolated from others walking beside us.  VictoryKids uses a LifeGroup model for each age group because we take communal discipleship seriously.  We want every kid to have a place where they can ask their questions, …

What is Pastor Amanda reading?

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As we enter into a new year, I’m thinking about which voices I’m going to listen to in order to grow as a disciple of Jesus and a leader in His church.  In particular, I’m thinking about how I can grow as a leader in VictoryKids. I picked up Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus at Urbana ’15 – …