For this year’s Orange Conference I will be experiencing it from a very unique angle. For the past 5 years, I’ve had to get on an airplane, rent a car, drive through Atlanta traffic, and bum a hotel couch off a friend just to be there. This year my house and family are 38 miles away from the Gwinnett Center. I’m going to be there, and I’m excited for it to be in my own backyard.
I hope you’d consider the ONE conference for children’s workers, senior pastors, student leaders, small group leaders, volunteers, preschool directors, and family ministry directors. This year Orange has added a special NextGen/Family Ministry track for those leading the whole team of family ministry, and when you see the list of speakers for that track…Woah!
Check out the resources you can find now in the new YouLead:
ISSUES â€“ A collection of media tools focused on a core topic.
EachÂ IssueÂ provides resources for you and your team, including book previews, podcasts, videos and case studies along with prewritten emails to send to your volunteersâ€”all centered around a topic, like: creating a family experience, developing a Small Group culture and focusing your message.
SESSIONS â€“ Selected messages from ministry experts
SessionsÂ are featured podcasts from Orange Events that will help answer specific questions you have in ministry. For example: How do I create an environment on a budget? How do I make a big impact on families with special needs? How do I recruit and retain great volunteers?
CULTURE â€“ Executive Summaries and Book Previews
We are learning from the best!Â CultureÂ provides you with case studies and best practices from organizations such as Pixar, IKEA and Zappos that have relevant application to your family ministries. Also, we provide Book Previews of titles likeÂ The Way Weâ€™re Working Isnâ€™t Working, Choosing to Cheat,andÂ SwitchÂ to help you sharpen your leadership skills and be on the cutting edge.
SOCIAL â€“ Messages and images that inspire volunteers
SocialÂ gives you tools to connect weekly with your volunteers. We have created messages and images that will help your volunteers learn, live, lead and laugh. Plus, these pieces will help you stay connected and cast vision!
PREZ â€“ Strategic presentations to train teams
PrezÂ is designed to help you become more effective in your presentations to leaders and volunteers. It provides you with a graphic package and/or audio or video file to help you enhance your PowerPoint or Prezi presentationâ€”and in some cases, we will even include a complete Prezi presentationâ€”a cloud-based presentation and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas.
PLUS â€“ Random stuff leaders want
PlusÂ provides you with a variety of random resources that you will love. It includes podcasts that explain the Orange Strategy, bumper videos to enhance environments and curriculum tools to equip you and your team.
For samples and the complete YouLead Resource Catalog, clickÂ here!