While you in the local church may focus a lot of time and energy on your fall kickoff, we at Orange focus a lot of time and energy on The Orange Conference. It’s where we get to show you all the new things we’ve been working on to help you do ministry better. Think of it as a parade, football game, showcase, motivational seminar and concert all in one! And we’ve got some exciting things for you this year!
Here’s a sneak peek:
Don’t Miss It by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
You will have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from High School. It goes by fast. And the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character can seem overwhelming.
If you are a parent you have probably realized by now that you . . .
can’t make a toddler share,
can’t force a child to have faith,
can’t compel a teenager to make smart decisions.
But there is something you can do. You can make this week count. And then do it again, and again.
What you understand about your kids now, has the potential to change their future.
So don’t miss it. If you don’t miss what’s happening during this phase. Then maybe they won’t miss some important things they need to know about life. That’s why what you do this week matters. It’s Just A Phase, So Don’t Miss It.
Zero to One by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
If you’re finding sleep hard to come by, and you’re surrounded by more messes than you ever imagined possible, you might be in one of the best phases of your child’s life. In this short volume, Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner simplify what you need to know as a parent so you can make the most of the present realities, the distinctive opportunities, and the future implications of the next 52 weeks. After all, you’ve only got about 936 weeks left until your child graduates from high school!
Zero to One is part of the Phase Project, a synthesis of real-life parent experiences, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the ministry and child development spectrum. For more information, visit JustAPhase.com.
One and Two: Parenting Through the “I Can Do It” Phase by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
If you can’t get out the door because your toddler won’t budge until he puts on his own shoes, you might be in one of the best phases of your child’s life. In this short volume, Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner simplify what you need to know so you can make the most of the present realities, the distinctive opportunities, and the future implications of the next 104 weeks. After all, you’ve only got about 884 weeks left until your child graduates.
The Phase Project, including this book, is a synthesis of Reggie and Kristen’s experiences, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the ministry and child development spectrum. For more information, visit JustAPhase.com.
Leading Not Normal Volunteers: A Not Normal Guide for Leading Your Incredible, Quirky Team by Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth
So you lead volunteers. You lead the quirky, the crazy, and the amazingly incredible. Your volunteers are essential and you know that. They have skills, wisdom, experience, and the desire to do something significant. You couldn’t do ministry without these volunteers, but they probably couldn’t do their best work without you either. You are in the best position to show them just how much of a difference they can make.
In Leading Not Normal Volunteers, Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth show you how to lead your volunteers in practical and unexpected ways, how to leverage their quirks, and how to equip them to become incredible volunteers. In this book written especially for leaders, Sue and Adam give you the tools you need to guide your volunteers as they read the companion volume—Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers—and find out what it means to be truly not normal.
Where in the World: A 9-Week Devotional for Kids by Holly Crawshaw
Faith is believing what Jesus did can change me. Through this 9-week devotional, kids will be introduced to the Apostle Paul, whose life was radically changed when he encountered the story of Jesus. As a companion to 252 Basic’s summer series, this new devotional leads kids to review the story from each week’s lesson. And, they’ll discover that no matter where they are in the world, the story of Jesus can change them, too.
The Easter Story by Autumn Ward
This board book is a must to introduce preschoolers to the wonderful truth that Jesus wants to be their Friend forever. Told through an engaging, easy-to-understand rhyme, the story begins with the Lord’s Supper and progresses through Jesus’ breakfast on the beach with the disciples.
Beautifully illustrated, this 16-page board book is durable enough for even the youngest First Look friends, and was designed to help young children remember key truths about the Easter story. It will be one they want to “read” again and again.
The Easter Story is part of the First Look Devotional Series, a collection of books designed to give kids a first impression of their heavenly Father.
Lead Small Training: Move Them Out
The success of a small group is really measured by what happens outside of small group. Like it or not, your groups will get stuck during different phases of their lives, and it’s the job of the small group leader to motivate them to keep moving in the right direction. MOVE THEM OUT TRAINING KIT gives you the resources you need to cast vision and train small group leaders on the Lead Small principle of Move Them Out.
Phase Graphics Kit – Expanded Edition
EACH PHASE IS UNIQUE AND EVERY PHASE IS PASSING QUICKLY BY. How will you keep parents and leaders on the same page so they can have maximum impact in the life of every kid at every phase? The Phase graphics kit has everything you need so you can bring the phase message to life in every environment this year.
Jingle Jam: Put a Bow On It
Jingle Jam: Put A Bow On It is an exciting way to celebrate Christmas with families in your community. This resource is organized around the telling of the Christmas Story and the idea of JOY. Rather than families getting wrapped up in just stuff this season, we want to encourage and inspire families to find the reason to be happy no matter what is going on around them. God gave us His son Jesus so that we can truly understand real and lasting JOY!
This is your one-stop shop with everything you need to produce a high quality, memorable family experience with a limited number of volunteers.
MarriedPeople Strategy Pack – US
Every married couple is unique. They’re an US. There are things they like to do, places they like to go, histories that are their own. And whether they are loving their US, wondering if their US is going to make it, or somewhere in between, this year, your church can help couples become their best US. Included in the MarriedPeople Strategy Pack are four Large Group Experiences, five-week Small Group Study, Date Nights and more!
Lasting Impact Team Edition
This resource takes Carey Nieuwhof’s best-selling book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Can Help Your Church Grow, one significant step further. In the Team Edition videos, Carey Nieuwhof leads you and your leaders through each of the critical conversations outlined in the book, plus he adds a bonus video on how to have the conversations you need to have without tearing your team apart.
Walk This Way VBS Starter Kit
Get ready to take your kids on the greatest adventure of all time with the Walk This Way VBS Starter Kit! It includes all the tools and resources you need to take your kids on a journey to learn how to listen to God, talk to God, and even share their faith. We’ll hit the road with Paul and ask the same questions he asked and make some incredible discoveries along the way. Grab your gear, check your GPS and get ready to WALK THIS WAY!
Lead Small Ice Breakers
Sometimes getting the conversation started in small group can be a challenge—but nothing a few fun, thought-provoking questions can’t solve! The Lead Small Icebreaker Box can be used at the beginning of each small group and gets to the tough questions like, “Would you rather have a unicorn horn or a squirrel tail?” and “What is something you would never eat with cheese?” Throw in a few small group challenges like paper airplane contests and a few group superlative questions and you’ve got everything you need to break the ice and get the conversation with your few started.
We’ll also have some awesome sales on existing resources as well as other special offers. And, yes, there will be plenty of new T-shirts and other lifestyle items! Be prepared to Think Orange, dress orange, read orange, drink orange, dance orange and much more!
For those of you who can’t be with us, these new resources will be available soon in our online store as well. Please visit OrangeStore.org for our full line of resources.
The Orange Conference 2016 will take place in Atlanta from April 27–29. Time and tickets are running out! For more information and to register, please visit TheOrangeConference.com.