Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NIRV)
“5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength. 6 The commandments I give you today must be in your hearts. 7 Make sure your children learn them. Talk about them when you are at home. Talk about them when you walk along the road. Speak about them when you go to bed. And speak about them when you get up.“

No one has more potential to influence a child or student than a parent. But a parent is not the only influence a child needs. When the light of the church combines with the love of the home there is a greater impact than either influence can have alone. At Horizon Community Church, we want to partner with parents to see the next generation follow Jesus with their whole heart.

The average number of hours the church gets to invest each year in a child.
The average number of hours a child spends each year playing video games.
The average number of unstructured hours a parent has each year to influence their child.


At Horizon Community Church, we utilize a strategy called “Orange.”  The idea is simple.  If yellow represents the light of the church, and red represents the love of the family, we want to combine those influences to create orange.

Orange is a strategy to keep the church and families on the same page, at the same time, at the same pace so that together, we can have greater influence on the next generation.

The concept comes from Reggie Joiner in his book “Think Orange” and has been embraced by the leaders at Horizon Community Church as the strategy we are implementing to incite wonder, provoke discovery, and fuel passion in the hearts of the next generation.


At Horizon, we believe life is better together. We grow spiritually as life happens. When we do life together, we can walk with each other through life and encourage each other to grow. This community is essential to how we do ministry at Horizon. We want to be a place where every young person knows Jesus because they know a caring adult who knows and exemplifies Jesus.

Horizon connects kids and students to Jesus, to each other, and to caring adults in our small groups. Our kids and students need outside voices, friends and adults to speak into their life and pray with them.


Using the Orange Strategy, our family ministries work together seamlessly to encourage the next generation to follow Jesus with their whole heart.  Our curriculum builds upon concepts from preschool through college.  Our services are formatted so that they are familiar from one age group to the next and are age-contextualized versions of what Horizon adults are participating in from small groups to service projects and worship.


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