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What Does it Mean to Think Orange? 

Terri Jones
Terri Jones Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Color is an amazing gift from God!  He loves color.  He has decorated our world so beautifully with sunsets, oceans, flowers, and more wonders than we can see in a lifetime! I love that God has created us in His image and has put creativity in the hearts of each one of us.

Did you know that there is such a thing as color psychology? It is really interesting that research shows that colors can impact our moods, feelings, and behaviors. We have experts telling us what colors to paint certain rooms to influence a certain mood or feeling.  

Fun facts on the color ORANGE:

  • Orange is in the red area of the color spectrum. These colors are known as warm colors and include red, orange, and yellow.  These colors are associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics.
  • Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
  • One article stated, if orange is your favorite color you don’t have an “off” switch when it comes to passion. YES! 

These facts align so well with what we call the Orange Strategy! The Orange Strategy simply stated connects parents and churches with the same strategy and end-goals. To “think Orange” means that we, the church, have an average of about 40 hours a year with kids, and we need to make sure we are using every minute to help them grow in their relationship with God. On the other hand, parents have about 3,000 hours with these same kids.

Therefore, to think Orange means that we will give parents the tools to continue the conversation that we begin on Sunday.  Absolutely, two combined influences are greater than two separate influences. We want to always keep in mind that we are leading this generation into a better story of an authentic and vibrant relationship with their heavenly Father. 

Research demonstrates that parents are the number one influencers in a kid’s life—our influence is temporary, but the parent’s influence is life-long.

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Terri is an Orange Kids orange specialist. She has served at two church plants, and on the staff of Christian schools. Her favorite has been serving in kids ministry.