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4 Essential Ingredients Of An Orange Church

Ryan Bicker
Ryan Bicker Monday March 14, 2016
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After the graduation parties wrap up, the congratulations die down, and the gift money runs out, an important series of decisions is put in front of every graduate.

What is my purpose and what is my next step?

The role of the church should be to help point these graduates (as well as every child) to their heavenly Father. However, the percentage of kids who grow up in the Church and then walk away after high school is high. Children are in need of their parents AND their church’s influence to tip the scales in their favor. We need a new approach that uses the combined influence of these two groups, to give kids the best chance to grow spiritually. The Orange Strategy is just this. The heart of the family (red) when combined with the light of the church (yellow) can be a powerful influence (Orange) in helping children not just attend a church but to discover their part in the narrative that God is telling.

You may be tempted to think that for a child the “church” means the children or student ministries. However, for the Orange Strategy to have an

Ryan Bicker has been ministering to kids for 15 years. As the children’s pastor at Cornerstone Fellowship in the California Bay Area, he oversees children ages birth through 5th grade. More importantly, he is a husband and dad! Ryan has been married to his awesome wife Dana and they have three kids, Jackson, Garrett and Kennedy. Some of Ryan’s favorite things are spending time with family, anything technology, mountain bike riding, and talking to parents and leaders about combining influence. Catch up with Ryan on twitter!