About 252 Basics

About XP3

IT’S SIMPLE. ORANGE IS A STRATEGY THAT COMBINES THE CRITICAL INFLUENCES OF THE CHURCH AND HOME TO INCITE WONDER, PROVOKE DISCOVERY AND FUEL PASSION IN THE HEARTS OF THE NEXT GENERATION.

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

Church (252 Groups)

Home (252 Home)

Combined Experiences (252 FX)

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


START HERE > 252 GROUPS

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. To top it off, you receive a new song each month to use during your worship or music time to give the curriculum that added depth. 252 Basics—comprehensive, but simple.


GO HERE > 252 HOME

252 Basics Groups curriculum wouldn’t be complete without parent pieces to synchronize the home with what’s going on at church. We call them Parent CUES because they’re designed to “cue” parents to leverage everyday moments with their child to Connect to God’s story, to Uncover something about life, and to Experience something together.

Parent CUE: Notes to parents that help them know what you talked about with their child this week, and to CUE them to continue the conversation at home.

GodTime Card: Kids’ notes to help children establish a consistent devotional experience

Studio252.tv is a fun, kid-focused website filled with cues to help families grow in faith and character. Based on Moses’ teaching in Deuteronomy 6, Studio252.tv offers resources to help families connect at strategic times of the day—MorningTime, MealTime, DriveTime and BedTime—to help reinforce key biblical concepts through music, videos and activities. It synchronizes perfectly with what's happening on Sunday morning and now, with the new Studio 252 Live, this also provides a solution for kids who have to miss a Sunday. It makes it easy for the whole family to have fun!

In addition to these items included with your subscription, we’ve also developed several other great resources for the home. 

If you are looking for a printed version of the great resources on Studio252.tv, be sure to check out CUE BOX or our Design a CUE options.

And for a mobile solution, look for the Parent CUE App available for iPhone, iPad or Android. 


MEET HERE > 252 FX

Orange is at its strongest when multiple families are connecting with each other and with church leaders weekly or monthly. That’s why we include, FREE with your subscription, easy-to-produce Family Experiences that put parents and kids in the same room. This unique, shared experience opens the door for conversations at home.

Everything you need comes with your subscription.  But if you want to enhance any environment with more videos, more resources or more training we have many additional resources to help you do something more in each of these areas as well. For more info on these resources, click here.

Click here to find out how 252 Basics is part of the Orange Strategy, and how it aligns with First Look and XP3 Students.

If you’re curious about the foundation of faith behind 252 Basics, we would love for you to click here to read through our Statement of Faith.