We use 252 BASICS curriculum found at www.whatisorange.org for our children’s ministry.


ORANGE is a strategy that combines the critical influences of the Church and home to incite wonder, provoke disocvery and fuel passion in the hearts of the next generation.

That’s why all our curriculum, including 252 BASICS, focuses on three main environments:

  1. Church (252 Groups)
  2. Home (252 Home)
  3. Combined Experiences (252 FX)

252 Basics is the big umbrella—think golf or even picnic table umbrella—that covers all things elementary age.

When you see the word “basics” in the title, well, you sort of think foundational, essential, right? That’s what 252 Basics does—it equips kids from kindergarten through fifth grade with basic truths. In fact, when a kid transitions into middle school, we want that child to have experienced and own three basic truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52 (light bulb moment—now you know what the 252 means):

  • I need to make the wise choice.
  • I can trust God no matter what.
  • I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

These truths are reinforced each week in an easy-to-use curriculum that is designed to put your mind at ease and your heart into overdrive.

So that’s the foundation, but we do more than teaching three basic ideas. We also take kids into the heart of God’s Big Story.

The story of God reveals the character of God.

That’s why 252 Basics is organized around key Bible stories that help kids discover Jesus and reflect His character to the world around them. And to make it easy to understand, everything is unpacked through weekly Bottom Lines—short phrase that are so easy to remember they can be reinforced at home throughout the week.

On the whole, 252 Basics invites kids into the Story of God, to show them the character of God, all while helping them internalize the 3 Basic Truths. We also throw in some unforgettable illustrations, activities, and graphics to capture their attention and keep it relevant. 252 Basics—comprehensive, but simple.

For more information, contact Eric Testa at (317)701-3544