Tomorrow the Orange Conference 2011 will open registration. I hope that you will register and make plans to attend next April 27-29, 2011 in Atlanta, GA. As I look back on previous years, I have so many great memories from past Orange Conferences.
I first attended Orange in 2008. I took one of my favorite Kidmin volunteers, and didn’t really meet up with many other leaders. I was new to my job, and new to Orange. I remember being blown away by it all, and leaving a little stunned about how I could possibly move my church in this new direction. Here is my memory as I boarded a plane and headed back to Lubbock, and here is my Orange 2008 recap. I still reference back to what Nancy Ortberg had to say about necessary conflict in my first Orange breakout. Powerful, powerful, powerful stuff!
I then attended Orange in 2009, but went all by myself. This was my first year to be an “official Orange Conference Blogger”, and I was able to meet up with so many of my new friends! This was by far the best conference experience of my life, as I spent time hanging out at Waffle House, hotel lobbies, and slept a total of about 10 hours the entire week. Sharing a hotel room with Kenny, Sam, and Matt was a blast. I think it took me weeks to sort through all that I took away from the 2009 Orange Conference. Here is the 2009 Orange Conference Recap, complete with a video.
In 2010 I attended my third Orange Conference. It was a great trip, yet again. I met so many new people at this year’s conference, and it was definently the highlight of my travel schedule. At this conference I was able to bring my Executive pastor along for the ride, and it was great to be able to share the experience with somebody from Trinity. I’m hoping that the 2010 Orange Conference was a turning point for the family ministries of our church. Here is my 2010 Orange Finale recap post.
Don’t miss the opportunity to register for the 2011 Orange Conference starting this Tuesday, October 5th!