My blog turned Orange :)

by J.C. Thompson on March 18, 2011 in Youth Ministry

I'm Orange

In preparation for the Orange Conference, which you absolutely must attend. My blog turned this odd shade of Orange. We will be having a few Orange conversations around here in the coming weeks.


First Orange question:

Is your Preteen Ministry a part of Children’s Ministry or Student Ministry or standalone? Why?

J.C. Thompson

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10 responses to My blog turned Orange :)

  1. I think preteen ministry is a perfect ministry for collaboration. It's more of a both/and situation. However, I think the greater responsibility falls to the youth ministry, as I think most preteens desire to belong to that community more than the younger community. I don't think we need another department, just a more diverse strategy.

  2. I think it has to blend the best of both worlds. After all it is the transition from one to the other and both ministries will be fantastic in speaking into the lives of these kids during this time.

  3. We just recently shifted our Preteen Ministry out of Children's and into Youth/Student Ministry. Practically it is a standalone ministry, but planning wise we've decided to consider 5th – 12th in our Youth Ministry Spiritual Maturity Model. I will be having a 5th & 6th Grade specific ministry on Sunday with our own events, but we will be having more cross over in terms of style and speakers with the youth ministry. We are just jumping in and excited to see how it goes / where it leads! :)

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