Discover New Orange Books at OC19!

Orange Conference is a prime opportunity to discover resources, not just for yourself, but for your ministry team. (Especially as you plan your fall ramp-up in just a few short months.)

If you’re coming, be sure to visit the onsite store and check out what’s new and new to you. It’s a good way to take the best ideas from Conference home with you. (Staff will be available to help you find the resources you need.)

While you’re there, don’t miss these new Orange Books. (To get a sneak peek, go to OrangeBooks.com/new-releases.)

It’s Personal by Virginia Ward, Reggie Joiner, and Kristen Ivy

A practical guide for a personal (and more effective) approach to disciplining kids and teenagers, It’s Personal develops and illustrates one of the best practices from companion volume Lead Small: “Make It Personal.” This book is for small group leaders of children and students. (Tip: Consider giving this short read to all your SGLs, rookie or veteran, as a part of your training efforts this summer and fall. Take advantage of special bulk pricing, available only at Orange Conference.) 

When Relationships Matter by Reggie Joiner, Tom Shefchunas, and Kristen Ivy

Three values and nine practices that will help you rethink and improve your small group strategy. This book is a new edition of Creating a Lead Small Culture and the companion volume of Lead Small. For leaders of small group leaders who work with children and teenagers. (Tip: If you’re looking for best practices that help you train and equip SGLs, as well as create a culture in which small groups win, this book is for you.)

Power Up—Raise Your Game (A 9-Week Devotional Experience for Kids) by Lauren Terrell

We all want our kids to be patient and kind and gentle and faithful. But it’s impossible to be those things on our own. We can only “power up” all that good stuff with God’s help. Power Up helps kids learn about the fruit the Spirit and how God’s Spirit helps us live out our faith every day. This interactive book is a stand-alone devotional for elementary-age kids, but also coincides with the Bible stories and bottom lines you’ll be teaching your kids this summer in the 252 Kids summer series and Power Up VBS. (Tip: If you want to engage parents in discipling their children, and multiply what kids are learning this summer, consider giving this book to all your kids, kindergarten through fifth grade.)

Starting Now: A 30-Day Guide to Becoming Who You Want to Be in College by Crystal Chiang and Gerald Fadayomi

The transition from high school to college can be difficult and lonely. It’s also a prime time for students to walk away from their faith. This six-week devotional (with 30 days of content) focuses on the feelings and issues of this season, and offers insight and encouragement for successfully navigating the transition with a deeper faith. This interactive guide is a great graduation gift, appropriate for anyone heading off to college, military service, or job training. It’s ideal for the first six weeks of college, but can be used anytime during the college years. (Tip: Use this book in conjunction with other Orange resources designed specially to help you bridge the gap from high school to college, including Before You Go, Senior Sunday, Eighteen Plus, and Senior Summer Bucket List. If you’re attending Orange Conference, find out more in the onsite store and the breakout “Transition High School Students to What’s Next.”) 

If you aren’t able to join us in person this year, check out the OC Live Stream and the Orange online store.

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