Orange Conference is sort of like our Oscars or Super Bowl or SXSW or, well, you get the idea. It’s our time to hang out with you, and also show you what we’ve been working on . . . while we’re all sporting orange, of course. We love to debut new resources that will enhance your ministry and encourage you as a leader.
So, without further ado, here are a just a few of the things we’re looking forward to showing you. But believe it or not, there will be more, so get excited!
Parenting Is Wonder-full by Sue Miller and Holly Delich (Revised)
This hardcover gift book is for those beginning their parenting journey—or beginning again for the second or third time—with one simple goal: to let them know they are not alone. In these pages, new parents will find themselves identifying with other parents who have shared similar moments while also being reminded of the things that will matter the most.
Over the Fence by the 252 Team
Take one mysterious fence.
Add two friends with a perfect plan for the summer.
Mix in a new kid from next door and a cousin from New York City.
What do you get? The perfect recipe for adventure—and for discovering the true meaning of friendship. Join Emma, Ethan, Lily, and Marco on their quest to uncover what’s over The Fence.
This 9-week adventure is the perfect blend of chapter book and devotionals for elementary-age kids.
Make Believe: Five Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe by Ben Crawshaw and Kevin Ragsdale
For student leaders, Make Believe: Five Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe explores five ideas that combine faith and imagination—plus practical steps to help you turn those beliefs into behaviors—with the goal of reinvigorating student pastors’ hearts and ministries.
Lead Small Culture by Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy and Elle Campbell
Lead Small Culture: Building Churches Where Every Kid Belongs is for every leader of small group leaders. Strategy, best practices, training tips, and real-life stories—this book has what you need to create an effective small group culture in your church.
Married People: How Your Church Can Build Marriages That Last by Ted Lowe and Doug Fields
This book is for any church leader who realizes that one of the best gifts the church can give a kid, is parents whose marriage is thriving. Marriage ministry should be part of every children’s/student ministry. Married People can show you how.
52 Weeks Calendar
52 Weeks. That’s the amount of time parents and leaders have to spend with their kids this year. So, make them count. As you flip through each beautifully illustrated page of this customizable calendar over the next 52 weeks, you will be inspired and motivated to give kids one of the six things kids need over time so you can continue to play for keeps.
BabyD: A Baby Dedication Celebration (Revised)
BabyD is an event that sets up a partnership between your church and families—a partnership that will help parents know how to play for keeps. It will ease anxieties, encourage, resource, and make what matters matter more.
Wherever I Go Dance Moves DVD
An amazing resource for any church, the Wherever I Go Dance Moves DVD provides videos for 12 new to CD songs as well as four of our classics. Using these in your worship environment allows your preschoolers to see the motions and your leaders to see the words—a win for everyone!
Wherever I Go CD
Written just for preschoolers, the Wherever I Go CD is full of songs that share simple truths about God’s everlasting love and His Son, Jesus, who came to be our friend forever. With 12 new-to-CD songs and four First Look classics, it’s perfect for a dance party or a drive in the mini-van.
Movin’ Me CD
This collection of children’s songs was written and produced while looking at the stories of people in the Bible who “moved” in a specified direction after meeting a man named Jesus. After meeting Him, none of them could stay still any longer. Instead, they decided to “move” and become a part of God’s big story.
FAMILY EXPERIENCE (FX)
During the Christmas season, it’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in . . . well, what’s wrapped up, like all that stuff under the Christmas tree marked with your name. Imagine, though, what could happen if families in your community get wrapped up in generosity instead. That’s why we put together our brand new Family Experience called “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up.” Organized around the telling of the Christmas story, Jingle Jam will encourage and inspire families to get wrapped up in the idea of generosity and how God gave us His Son, Jesus. This resource is your one-stop shop that has everything you will need to produce a high-quality, memorable Family Experience with a limited amount of volunteers. “Jingle Jam: Wrapped Up” is an easy and exciting way to celebrate Christmas with families in your community!
Parent CUE Weekly
No one has more influence in the life of a kid than a parent. What will you do this week to cue them? Parent CUE Weekly is an online subscription that helps you help parents do family better by breaking down a yearly plan into a weekly checklist.
Lead Small Weekly
No one in your ministry can be more present for a kid than your small group leaders. What will you do this week to lead small group them? Lead Small Weekly is an online subscription that helps leaders do group better by breaking down a yearly plan into a weekly checklist.
We’ll also have some awesome sales on existing resources at OC14, and other special offers. And maybe even some fantastic other news!
New resources will be available in our online store after The Orange Conference, so look for them around mid-May. Please visit OrangeStore.org for our full line of resources.
The Orange Conference, a conference for entire family ministry teams, will be held April 30–May 2, 2014, in Atlanta. Over 5,000 key influencers—senior, next gen, student, children’s and preschool leaders—will gather to experience the power of “Yes,” and learn new insights into influencing the faith and character of the next generation. For more information and to register, please visit www.TheOrangeConference.com.