The Orange Conference, designed for entire family ministry teams, has a number of new exciting announcements for this year's attendees, the biggest of which are partnerships with International Network of Children's Ministry (INCM) and Youth Specialties (YS). To be held April 25-27, 2012, in Atlanta, this event gathers children and preschool leaders, student pastors and senior church leadership called to understand the changes influencing this new generation.
"Because we are all working in ministry, this collaboration seemed natural," says Orange founder, Reggie Joiner. "INCM and YS both do incredible work and help numerous churches around the world. We believe we can do more together. They will be an awesome addition to this year's conference."
INCM and YS will each present a specialty track at The Orange Conference 2012. Speakers and content will be entirely up to the organizations. No doubt the content will be outstanding and relevant to a number of attendees. This opportunity will be ideal as it provides a two-conference-in-one experience. Attendees of the INCM track will also have the opportunity to earn a certificate.
125 DISTINCT WORKSHOPS AND BREAKOUTS
Last year the conference offered over 80 workshop and breakout options. In 2012 there will be over 125 distinct offerings with over 80 percent new material!
NEW RECOMMENDED TRACKS
In addition to presenting recommended tracks by age group ministry and role, there will also be tracks based on the categories of training most requested by previous attendees. So whatever role or area of responsibility in a church, attendees can feel like the conference was created specifically for them. Tracks include Preschool Ministry, Children's Ministry, Student Ministry, Senior Pastors Forum, College Ministry, Special Needs Ministry, Navigating Change, Worship Leaders, Small Groups Leaders, Investing in Your Volunteers, Middle School Ministry, Getting Parents Involved, The Start Up Church, Family Experience Nuts and Bolts, and Social Media in Ministry.
FREE BONUS WORKSHOP
This workshop will be available on Wednesday afternoon. Any attendee may join in at no cost.
Key speakers and leaders in family ministry will offer the opportunity within a small, relaxed gathering to ask questions, network and brainstorm with attendees and speakers. This will be an up-close and in-person environment.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
For the first time at an Orange Conference, attendees will be able to accrue continuing education units (CEU's) according to the standards of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), without being members.
For more information on any of the above, in general, or to register, please visit www.TheOrangeConference.com, call 877-313-9826 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About International Network of Children's Ministry:
The mission of INCM is to train, motivate, encourage, network and resource Christian leaders who minister to children. They endeavor to passionately promote the importance of ministry to children and their families to the Body of Christ around the world. Additionally, INCM is committed to providing the highest quality mentoring, training, coaching, and resources to leaders and workers in children's ministry so that they are equipped to evangelize and disciple children worldwide. For more information, please visit www.INCM.org.
About Youth Specialties:
For nearly 40 years Youth Specialties has worked alongside Christian youth workers from just about every denomination and youth-serving organization all around the world. They're here to help you, whether you're new to youth ministry or a veteran, whether you're a volunteer or a career youth pastor.
Each year YS serves more than 100,000 youth workers worldwide through our training seminars and conventions, resources, and here on the Internet. For more information, please visit www.YouthSpecialties.com.
About Orange and The Orange Conference:
Orange is a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. For more information on Orange, please visit www.WhatIsOrange.org. Orange is also the architect and primary sponsor of The Orange Conference, www.TheOrangeConference.com, and Orange Tour, www.OrangeTour.org, which provide national training opportunities for senior pastors, church leaders and ministry volunteers.