Remember when I went to The Orange Conference last year? It’s a big conference that helps churches and parents link arms and raise their kids for Jesus. My friend Mary and I went together and it was so fun to see all the different resources and meet all the different organization and pastors who were working so hard to get tools into the hands of churches and parents.
One of my favorite tools Orange produces is their music. My husband and I have used this as ministry volunteers AND as parents. Our church uses most of Orange’s songs for our preschool department. I’m in charge of the large group environment and my husband is one of the worship leaders. And sometimes we lead together.
(See? Aren’t we cute?)
Since my husband has to practice all these songs, he plays them on his guitar and in the car ALL THE TIME. And that means we listen to them ALL THE TIME. My kids know them ALL BY HEART.
I love that these songs are on the tip of their tongues. I love that they are hearing the same words of praise and encouragement at home and in church. I love singing and dancing with them in the living room!
Orange’s newest CD is called I Count On You. The title track is ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SONGS EVER! It was the theme song last year when we did our big Superhero theme at church. The lyrics are fantastic:
God you are strong
I am safe in your arms
You make me brave all day long
I count on you, I count on you
One! You’re the one true God.
Two! I belong to you.
Three! Yeah, I believe!
123, You are strong for me!
I love hearing my kids walk around singing this. And I love watching a room of almost 100 preschoolers singing this as loud as they can!
The rest of the CD has some of our faves on it, too: Hosanna Rock, Wherever Whatever, Good Good Friend and even a Christmas song called Happy Birthday, Jesus!
So, would you like to win one of these CDs? In honor of Orange Conference 2012 Registration opening TODAY, Orange is giving away I Count On You to two of you today! Just leave me a comment with your kids’ favorite song (it doesn’t have to be a Christian-church-y song!) and I’ll pick a winner on Monday!
And if you’re interested in more about Orange (especially if you’re involved in children’s ministry at any level–volunteer, part-time, pastor, etc.), please check out Orange’s website and the Orange Conference (April 25-27, 2012)! Registration opens TODAY (Thursday 9/22) with some fabulous perks!