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The Orange Conference: Live Stream

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Photo courtesy: The Orange Conference

I may not work for Orange anymore, but I’m still a big fan of what they do! And The Orange Conference begins today!

If you aren’t going to be on-site at the event, you might want to tune into the live stream, starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern TONIGHT.  You’ll be able to see the opening session this evening, which is always full of good music and great speakers, including Reggie Joiner, Orange’s founder. You can also see the full live stream schedule there on the site. It’s going to be a great couple of days. Tell the church leaders and volunteers in your life.

I’ll be there in person again, but hope you can join us virtually!


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The Orange Conference 2016 Recap

We at Orange had our family reunion last week—complete with the crazy aunts and uncles. 😉 There were about 8,000 of us at the gathering, and it was amazing. Here’s a peek.

  • Number of attendees: 7,507 (Plus another 500 across the street at http://www.ReThinkLeadership.com)
  • Number of churches: 2,146
  • Number of countries: 23
  • Number of US states: 50
  • Number of organizations or churches: 68

http://www.TheOrangeConference.com

 


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Watch The Orange Conference Live Stream!

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Next week, the company I work for, Orange, will be hosting The Orange Conference 2016 for over 7,000 of our closest friends in family ministry! If you can’t join us here in Atlanta, we’d love to have you participate from wherever you are…by way of the Live Stream!

You’ll be able to see on- and off-stage action, including select main sessions, speaker interviews, witty banter, poignant thoughts, new resources and plenty o’ giveaways—maybe even win a ticket to OC17!

Be sure to RSVP for the Live Stream for additional information and special offers. But you can watch at live.theorangeconference.com directly if you don’t want to RSVP. And I’ve heard that Wednesday night’s opening session (7:30 p.m. ET) is going to be amazing!

And just in case you won’t be glued to a monitor on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, you can also watch on the go through our iPhone App.

Hope you can tune in!


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Watch The Orange Conference 2015 Live Stream

LiveStreamFB_01It’s here! It’s here! OC15 is this week! My company, Orange, hosts the largest family ministry event, The Orange Conference, and it’s all going down this week. We’ll be joined by almost 7,000 of our closest friends!

Not going to be here with us? No problem! You can still tune in to our Live Stream. We’ll be streaming a few of the main sessions, give away LOTS of prizes, conducting speaker and author interviews, and generally having a good time. So, you should make plans to hang out with us.

A couple pointers:

  • Check the Live Stream site for the schedule. BUT if you can only watch one thing, tune in Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET to hear our founder, Reggie Joiner. It’s going to be a great message! Plus, it’s the opening session so there will be lots of fun things happening.
  • Be sure to RSVP for additional perks and offers you won’t see anywhere else.
  • Get your game face on! You could win a variety of fantastic prizes just for watching—including a ticket to next year’s conference!

Hope you can make it!


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Orange Tour Starts THIS WEEK!

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Get ready—Orange Tour hits the road this week! We’ll be gathering with approximately 10,000 church leaders across the country over the next three months to discuss family ministry and partnering with parents to influence the faith of the next generation.

 

SAY YES TO THE NEXT GENERATION

When you say yes to the next generation, it means you…

Say yes to tension.

Say yes to collaboration.

Say yes to debate.

 

It means you say yes to wrestling with questions like…

Should secular leaders influence your ministry strategy?

Is your ministry really pro-family?

Does your church make kids and teenagers feel like they have a place to belong?

Are you losing or gaining momentum in your community?

Should you teach kids the Bible or help them develop character?

Is the culture of your ministry attracting the right kind of volunteers and leaders?

 

How you answer these questions matters.

It matters for the momentum of your ministry.

It matters for the effectiveness of your strategy.

It mattters for the faith of the next generation.

But just because the questions matter doesn’t mean the answers are simple. In fact, many of the questions you face in ministry are tricky to navigate. Sometimes there are truths that seem to contradict each other. Sometimes two people with the same goal don’t always agree. Sometimes there’s tension.

So every week you have to decide. You can make a statement or manage an ongoing conversation. You can take a side or fight for the tension.

Join us at this year’s Orange Tour and discover the best way to answer these questions.

We’ll be in 13 cities this fall:

  • Atlanta, GA: September 5
  • Minneapolis, MN: September 12
  • Seattle, WA: September 19
  • Wildomar, CA: September 23
  • Lancaster, PA: October 7
  • Washington, DC: October 10
  • Detroit, MI: October 14
  • Indianapolis, IN: October 17
  • Kansas City, KS: October 21
  • Charlotte, NC: October 28
  • Austin, TX: November 4
  • Dallas, TX: November 7
  • Tampa, FL: November 11

I’ll be at Atlanta, Seattle, Wildomar, Detroit and Indy doing social media, and would love to meet you!

For more information or to register, please visit www.OrangeTour.org.