UDK and Amplify Goes Orange!

UpsideDown Kids and Amplify Student Ministries are going ORANGE with

1BIG Family Ministry Approach!

Orange is a family ministry approach that partners the “love of the family” with the “light of the church” forming the best combination for discipleship from birth to 12 grade.


Starting this Fall, Northwest is adopting this approach. Here's what that means:

Integrate Strategy: We want to align leaders and parents to lead with the same end in mind. Therefore, our parent meetings will be for parents birth-12 grade. Graduation acknowledgments and transition points will align across both ministries. You will encounter the same “language and experience” as your child grows from “small to tall and lives life loud and proud.” We will also use the same curriculum sources.

Refine the Message: We are committed to crafting core truths into engaging, relevant and memorable experiences. Therefore, we will use the Think ORANGE curriculum: First-look (Preschool), 252 Basics (Children) and XP3 (Students).

Reactivate the Family: We would like to partner with parents in the spiritual formation of their own children. Therefore, we are going to great lengths to make sure our communication to you is stronger than it’s ever been. We plan to use email and social media to provide you as a parent with resources to enforce what your family is hearing at church.

Elevate Community: It’s our goal to connect everyone to a caring leader and a consistent group of peers. Therefore, we want to provide a more consistent approach in building relationship with students and discipling them to serve God by offering small groups weekly; every Wednesday for Amplify (no longer on Sundays) and every Sunday for UDK.

Leverage Influence: We want to make sure that consistent opportunities are created for students to experience personal ministry. Therefore, we want to capitalize on the great discipleship tool: serving; by providing regular and meaningful opportunities for Amplify students to serve on Sundays.

Save the date for our 1BIG Family Ministry Approach Launch:

At Palatine Campus: Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Main Auditorium

At Mount Prospect Campus: Sunday, August 28, 2016 | Youth Room

We will be announcing the exciting shift and upcoming changes for UDK and Amplify during the service. Following the service, we will host a Parent Open House (lunch and childcare provided) to orientate you to the ORANGE philosophy and our new approach.

There will be many touch-points leading up to and following the launch; check the Sunday's bulletin, video announcements and social media.