Q: What is the difference between The Orange Conference and Orange Tour?
A: The Orange Conference is a large, national gathering of over 6,500 leaders from all over the country (and the world). The Orange Tour is a regional gathering of several hundred leaders in your area.
The Orange Conference introduces your team to cutting-edge ideas and many topics with over 100 breakouts and several main sessions over a three-day conference. The Orange Tour takes several of those ideas and develops them further for an entire day.
Both events are for entire family ministry teams: preschool, children, student leaders, NextGen and senior leadership.
The Orange Conference and Orange Tour are designed to work together! Bring your team to both.
Q: I’m new to Orange. Would the Orange Tour benefit me?
A: The Orange Tour would be a perfect way for you to find out more about the Orange Strategy. You don’t have to use Orange curriculum or resources to implement the principles of the Orange Strategy. It’s about a strategy that works. Come and see for yourself.
Q: Do I need to sign up for a breakout before my tour day?
A: Nope. All breakouts are first come first serve.
Q: Where can I find information about your preschool curriculum?
A: The name of our product for preschool is First Look. Information (as well as a free sample) about First Look is available online at ThinkOrange.com.
Q: Where can I find information about your children’s curriculum?
A: The name of our product for children is 252 Basics. Information (as well as a free sample) about 252 Basics is available online at ThinkOrange.com.
Q: Where can I find information about your middle school and student curriculum?
A: The name of our product for middle school and high school is XP3. Information (as well as a free sample) about XP3 Students is available online at ThinkOrange.com.
Q: Do you host any camps?
A: Yes, Camp KidJam is an innovative concept in children’s camp designed not only for kids, but also for their leaders. As a component of the Orange Strategy, Camp KidJam is designed around the principles of 252 Basics, which teach children to grow in wisdom, faith and friendship. Camp KidJam is designed to provide a fun experience for kids, unique workshops to develop adult leaders and elevate the significance of small groups for children.
Launched summer 2014, our High School Camp is redefining camp for the next generation. Imagine if your camp experience became more than just another event because it was part of a strategy, gave you a plan and equipped you for the rest of the year. HSC is structured around small groups. Topics fit intentionally within the flow of a bigger plan that makes it more than a one-time camp experience. We emphasize the local church, bridge the gap between church and home, and help students transition to their next stage of life.
Q. What ongoing resources do you provide for parents?
A. ParentCue.org is our blog where families connect to a wider community of parents and leaders.
To better engage parents, you can also find weekly social media plans, e-mails, conversation guides, podcasts, and much more through the GoWeekly.com subscription for church leaders.
Q. What ongoing resources do you provide for small group leaders?
A. LeadSmall.org is our blog where small group leaders can hear from a diverse team of family ministry staff, veteran small group leaders and dedicated volunteers with years of experience.
To develop small group leaders, you can also find weekly social media plans, e-mails, conversation guides, seasonal training materials, videos, and much more through the GoWeekly.com subscription for church leaders.
Q. Do you host any events specifically aimed at volunteers?
A. Yes, we have a terrific event for preschool and children’s ministry volunteers called Live to Serve. These are regional, half-day events that make it easy to attend and afford for those who serve you best.
Q: Do you provide any opportunities for leadership development?
A: Yes, besides Orange Tour and Orange Conference, we offer Orange Leaders. This website offers a gathering of leaders who are passionate about engaging churches and families to influence the faith and character of the next generation. It is a free resource for leaders all year long. You can find more information about Orange as well as a complete list of all our products and resources at www.ThinkOrange.com.
Q: Do you provide resources for churches to encourage married couples?
A: Yes, we partner with an organization called MarriedPeople. Check them out for some seriously fun ways to minister to married couples.
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