About Us

Welcome to 252 Basics, the key elementary curriculum component of the Orange Strategy!

252 Basics is a monthly web-based curriculum designed for Kindergarten through 5th-graders.

What’s 252 represent? It’s not our street address or the number of questions a 2nd-grader can ask in 20 minutes. Instead, everything we teach in 252 Basics is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52.

  • 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.

Our curriculum is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus.

To view our 3 Basic Truths, click here.

In addition, 252 Basics focuses on:

  • 150 Key Bible stories
  • 4 Faith Skills
  • 30 Life Apps (practical applications of God’s Truth)

To view our Big Picture Overview, click here.

We provide curriculum and resources to be used in three primary environments. You’ll see these labels show up in your curriculum as well as resources and products.

  • Church (252 Groups - Large Group and Small Groups)
  • Home (252 Home - Resources to Send Home)
  • And in-between (252 FX - A Family Experience).

To view our Three Primary Environments, click here.

252 Basics is a Large Group/Small Group-based downloadable curriculum. We refer to it as 252 Groups. 252 Groups is organized around seven segments that make up an hour of programming.

To view The Seven Segments of 252 Groups, click here or watch video below:

Every lesson and resource we offer helps kids discover who Jesus is, and then shows them how to put their faith into practical action on a Tuesday morning when they’ve overslept or on a Friday afternoon when the teacher is playing favorites.

252 Basics is dedicated to helping children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship.

To view The Basics of 252 Basics, click here.

To see what is included in a 252 Basics Subscription, click here.

Statement of Faith

ABOUT GOD
God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic, and loving. God is all knowing and purposeful, so He’s at work to bring about His will. No person, thing, or idea compares to God.

ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
God reveals Himself to us through the Bible, and it is 100% accurate, reliable, and authoritative.

ABOUT PEOPLE
People are made in God’s image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God’s intention, or ideal, for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, even though He wants an intimate relationship with each of us.

ABOUT SALVATION
That’s why Jesus-God’s Son-came and lived on this earth, died, and rose again. God offers His free gift of salvation to all who believe in Jesus and accept Him as Savior-the only way to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Anyone who accepts this gift is adopted as a son or daughter into God’s family and will live with Him forever in heaven.