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NEW Resources Debuting at OC17!

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. And we’ve got some exciting things for you this year!

Here’s a sneak peek:

BOOKS:

The Myth of Balance: Thriving in the Tension of Ministry, Work, and Life
by Frank Bealer

Balance is a mythical beast. We always say we need to achieve it for equilibrium in our work, life, or family time, but balance doesn’t really exist. In The Myth of Balance, Frank Bealer explains how a simple four-word formula can prepare you for the unexpected and not-so-unexpected events that distract you at the most inconvenient moments. Next time, be ready to slay the beast of balance with this time-tested approach.

Your Best Us: Marriage Is Easier Than You Think
by Ted Lowe

Your Best Us is for anyone who wants a better marriage but feels overwhelmed by too many marriage books, blogs, and experts—especially those that make marriage harder than it has to be. Whatever stage your marriage is in, you can experience more moments of awesome and fewer moments of awful. Your “us” can become more—the best version of your US. With humor, transparency, biblical wisdom, research, and practicality, Ted Lowe guides you through four, doable, easy-to-understand habits that will help you become your best US. And it’s easier than you think.

Phase Guides
by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner

From Parenting Your New Baby to Parenting Your Twelfth Grader, these 18 guides will help you make the most of every stage in your child’s life. Discover what’s going to change about your child over the next 52 weeks, the 6 things your kid needs most, and the 4 conversations you need to have in any stage. Advance reader copies available exclusively in the Orange Conference store.

The Art of Group Talk: How to Lead Better Conversations with Kids
by Afton Phillips and Adam Duckworth

The Art of Group Talk helps small group leaders like you have better conversations with kids. Because, as a small group leader, you lead a conversation with kids every single week. Conversations about their lives, their dreams, their friends, their imaginary friends, and their definitely-not friends. And sometimes you even manage to lead conversations about faith. Discover helpful tips and strategies for leading conversations (even the ones that don’t go exactly as planned) with your kids, and for making them matter even more.

The Art of Group Talk: How to Lead Better Conversations with Teenage Girls
by Elle Campbell and Ashley Bohinc

The Art of Group Talk helps small group leaders like you have better conversations with teenage girls. Because, as a small group leader, you lead a conversation with teenage girls every single week. Conversations about their lives, their dreams, their friends, their imaginary friends, and their definitely-not friends. And sometimes you even manage to lead conversations about faith. Discover helpful tips and strategies for leading conversations (even the ones that don’t go exactly as planned) with your group, and for making them matter even more.

The Art of Group Talk: How to Lead Better Conversations with Teenage Guys
by Jeremy Zach and Tom Shefchunas

The Art of Group Talk helps small group leaders like you have better conversations with teenage guys. Because, as a small group leader, you lead a conversation with teenage guys every single week. Conversations about their lives, their dreams, their friends, their imaginary friends, and their definitely-not friends. And sometimes you even manage to lead conversations about faith. Discover helpful tips and strategies for leading conversations (even the ones that don’t go exactly as planned) with your group, and for making them matter even more.

Gadgets & Gizmos: A 9-Week Devotional Experience for Kids
by Brandon O’dell

Gadgets & Gizmos is a nine-week, interactive journal that helps kids understand that they are unique and wonderfully made: made by God, made for a relationship with Jesus, made to love others. Weekly stories reveal God at work as their Creator. Daily activities help kids discover what it means to be made in God’s image and unique at the same time (And bonus: This book works beautifully with VBS 2017 from Orange!)

Love Is: A 4-Week Devotional Experience for Kids
by Lauren Terrell

Love Is is a four-week, interactive journal designed to help kids better understand what it means to live like Jesus. Weekly stories reveal the nature of Jesus. Daily activities help kids discover four ways to grow up like Him.

RESOURCES:

Lead Small Training: Create A Safe Place Training Kit

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. Create a Safe Place Training Kit gives you all the resources you need to train and equip small group leaders to have better conversations based on the Lead Small principle of Create a Safe Place.

First Look Graphic Kit
252 Graphic Kit

Everything you need to create and customize materials and decor for your preschool and children’s ministry. Updated with all new graphics for 2017!

Jingle Jam: The BIG Give

Jingle Jam: The BIG Give is an exciting way to celebrate Christmas with families in your community. This is your one-stop shop with everything you need to produce a high quality, memorable Family Experience (FX) with a limited number of volunteers.

New Kind of Leader Training Kit

These seven training videos help you and your team explore beliefs that will cause you to reimagine how you influence the next generation. Let your leaders see the difference their influence makes, and give them seven practical applications for making that difference every single week.

Made Known: A Community Gathering for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

This resource will guide your church through hosting an event for families wrestling with the isolating pain of losing a child. You will be given the tools to connect grieving families and not only recognize their loss but give them permission to grieve the child they never knew.

Lead Small Ice Breakers

Now even more questions to get your small group talking. Each pack features unique questions customized for each age group because 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 2017 will take place in Atlanta from April 26–28.
Time and tickets are running out! For more information and to register, please visit TheOrangeConference.com.

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