I got this in my email today. I’m taking my Children’s staff to Orange this year. Actually I’m registering on Thursday. Let me know if you’re going to be there, it will be great to connect with a few new faces!

I just wanted to remind everyone that you have two more days to take advantage of the discounted registration rate for Orange Conference. The last day to sign up at the current rate is Thursday, January 29.

To get your tickets secured before the price increase, simply head over to www.TheOrangeConference.com and click on “Register” near the top of the page.
(Note: The increased price takes effect at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Friday, January 30, 2009.)

If you’re on the fence about whether or not you will be joining us this year, here are a few little known facts that just might make your decision a little easier:
– We are offering over 60 NEW breakout topics this year – never-heard-before material.
– You’ll have the opportunity to check out either the Family Production Showcase, the first- ever demonstration of Preschool Party, or the Student Ministry Forum all offered on Thursday evening.

If you bring a group of 10 or more people to Orange 2009, you can choose a free gift*:

Three months FREE of the reThink curriculum of your choice
One free 12-month subscription to our upcoming release of OrangeLeaders.com
One free 12-month subscription to AmberSkyRecords.com
50 percent off the registration fees for any Orange Tour 09 Event
* See the conference Web site for more details.

If you bring a group of 15 or more people to Orange 2009, you’ll be able to send someone from your group to attend a special lunch with Francis Chan during the conference.

Nancy Beach, Perry Noble, Francis Chan, Sue Miller, Reggie Joiner, Chap Clark, Dan Webster, Jeanne Stevens, Craig Jutila, Jim Wideman, Sherry Surratt, Stuart Hall, Jared Herd, Steve Fee, Phil Whickham – do we need to say much more?

And if you’re looking for some ammo to get your senior pastor to join you at Orange, we’ve expanded the number of preconference breakouts that target specific needs of someone in this leadership role. We’re bringing in six different senior pastors and church leaders to speak in these breakouts, and they pack a punch: Scott Hodge, Dan Reiland, Jeff Henderson, Geoff Surratt, David Kinnaman and Carey Nieuwhof.

And if you really need more reasons to attend Orange in 2009, just drop us an email and we’ll be happy to tell you all about our plans.
We can’t wait to see YOU in April!

Reggie Joiner