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 matters 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 you can fight for the tension.
JOIN US AT THIS YEAR’S ORANGE TOUR AND DISCOVER THE BEST WAY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS.
Orange Tour 2014 will help your team create a culture of collaboration as you fight for the tensions that will make your message stronger and your strategy more effective.
The unique format and regional aspect of Orange Tour allows us to combine vision and strategy with specific best practices.
Main sessions and breakouts will help you:
// Fight for the tensions that keep your church innovative and influential
// Create a message and ministry that addresses real and messy issues
// Increase your influence with families in your community and church
// Build a healthy culture where volunteers show up to disciple kids and teenagers
A few of the speakers on this year’s tour will include Jon Acuff, Donald Miller, Reggie Joiner, Sue Miller, Tripp and Tyler, Jim Wideman, Virginia Ward, Doug Fields, Kristen Ivy, Carey Nieuwhof, Brooklyn Lindsey, Goeff Surratt, Ted Lowe, Kevin Ragsdale, Ben Crawshaw, Kenny Conley, Adam Duckworth, Terry Scalzitti, Tom Shefchunas and so many more. (Not all speakers will be at each stop, though, so be sure to check out the lineup for the city closest to you.)
And because your small group leaders are your most invested volunteers, plan on bringing them to a special night designed just for them. The night before the all-day event, we will be hyper-focused on one thing—parents. No one has more influence in a kid’s life than a parent. That’s why we want to help small group leaders discover best practices to help them intentionally partner with the parents of the few they lead. (And guess what? It’s free if you have a Tour ticket and only $19 if you don’t!)
Maybe you just need some dedicated time with your team and volunteers. Orange Tour is perfect for every member of a ministry team—preschool, children’s, student, NextGen/family ministers and senior pastors. Volunteers and other key leaders are also encouraged to attend so they can get on the same page. The speakers, training, networking and community provide an excellent environment for growth.
Tour stops include: Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle, Southern California (Temecula), Lancaster, Washington D.C., Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City (Kansas), Charlotte, Austin, Dallas, and Tampa.
For more information about Orange Tour and to register, please visit www.OrangeTour.org.