Tonight and tomorrow, Orange Tour will be close to the heart of the contiguous United States . . . in Kansas City, Kansas!
Situated at Kaw Point where the Kansas and Missouri Rivers meet, Kansas City, Kansas, is home to about 150,000 residents and is abbreviated KCK—to differentiate itself from that other KC across the river.
Kaw Point is also where the Lewis and Clark expedition landed on June 26, 1804, on their quest westward. Today, Kaw Point is a lush, natural park overlooking the river with a great view of the downtown area.
Because of its location, KCK, is on the edge of what’s known as Tornado Alley—a region of the United States where cold air from Canada and warm air from the Gulf of Mexico mix, creating severe weather. (You might remember, in 1939 there was a little girl and her dog who were from Kansas.)
On March 30, 2011, Google thought KCK would be a prime location to construct and implement the first Google Fiber community—announcing KCK’s selection from over 1,100 applications. Google Fiber is Google’s fiber-to-the-premises service in the United States, providing broadband Internet options to communities with speeds of up to one gigabyte per second. In other words, with Google Fiber subscribers could download a full movie in less than two minutes.
In the summer of 2014, Orange designated the location of KCK as a great central point for bringing together passionate ministry leaders for inspiration and training. Now, that event is happening! Tonight, October 20, family ministers, children’s directors, student pastors, small group leaders, volunteers, and senior leaders will come together to learn about what it means to “lead small.” And tomorrow, October 21, we hope you’ll join us to learn more about how the church can partner with parents to influence the faith and character of the next generation. We’ll see you soon, Kansas!
Join us in Kansas City or any one of the remaining Orange Tour cities: www.OrangeTour.org. Lead Small training will take place the night before every Orange Tour stop. Anyone with a tour ticket can attend for free. Those without a tour ticket may attend for $19. For more information, please visit www.OrangeTour.org.