I’m very excited about going to the Orange Conference. Last year I missed my conference opportunity. I was taking my staff to the Purpose Driven Children’s Ministry Conference until it was canceled. I was so disappointed. I ended up taking my staff on a retreat instead which was good, but I really missed going to a big conference.
I hadn’t heard of Orange until it was too late to sign up, so I began making plans to attend in 2008. I didn’t know much about Orange other than it seemed to be a conference for Student and Children’s Ministry. What the heck was up with that name?
Although I was no longer working at my church, I was planning to attend regardless as I really felt this was a conference I was supposed to attend. Now as I’ve learned more about what Orange is, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am supposed to be there. God has been stirring things up in my heart about ministry over the past 6-9 months and I’ve discovered that Orange specifically addresses the things I’ve been wrestling with. Isn’t that just like God?
So, here are the breakouts and Preconference sessions I am attending:
Preconference Workshop 1: FAMILY MINISTRY 101: Family Ministry Around the Table
Preconference Workshop 2: ADMIN 101: Necessary Conflict
Preconference Workshop 3: PRODUCTION 103: Creatively Wired Meetings
Breakout 1 : Unedited: reThinking Children’s Ministry
Breakout 2 : Large Group for Preschoolers and Children
Breakout 3 : Unedited: reThinking Family Ministry
Breakout 4 : Synchronizing Volunteers
I’m looking forward to networking with and meeting those of you I’ve met through this blog and other blogs. Let me know if you’re coming or if you’re in any of my breakouts… I’ll save a seat for ya!
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I’m excited as I’ll be there too for my first time! I think I may be in a break out or two of yours, but I don’t have my list in front of me. 28 days and counting!!! 🙂
The orange conference is awesome! You are going have a blast and walk away with a bag full of practical ideas and ways to share vision and improve your ministry to families! I am a huge supporter of the conference and of their strategy! Look forward to seeing you there!