I am headed to Orange right now - like literally right now as you read this. I am on a plane destined for HOTlanta to attend the 2014 Orange Conference.
I am filled with much anticipation. I've learned that Orange will be discussing the future direction of its curriculum, as well as announcing new items and products. I am also aware that Andy Stanley will be giving a talk during one of the main sessions about how to minster to gay teens. Without any doubt, the content of the conference should spurn on faithful, productive discussion.
In fact, I believe this conference will become one that goes down in the history books as one of the most significant family ministry conferences in recent years.
Again, I will be serving as one of the official conference bloggers during the event. Beginning this Wednesday, I will post each day through the end of the week, sharing the highlight of a breakout, main session, or interesting conversation, using #OC14 as the tag to every one of the titles.
You can expect content on the topics of student ministry, along with a post about next generation leadership within the church, especially pertinent to parents, leaders, volunteers, and caring adults of teenagers.
To really get the most out of the conference through my lens:
1. Follow me on Twitter to receive live updates from the conference as it happens, including my pre-conferencde breakouts, breakout sessions, and main sessions.
2. See live pictures and videos throughout the entire conference by following me on Instagram.
3. Stay up-to-date with my blog updates and more on my Facebook Page.
I honestly cannot wait to share with you what I will learn at this conference. Last year when I attended, I left feeling refreshed, renewed, and equipped to carry on the task of student ministry within the context of my local church. Get a glimpse by reading several of my previous posts from last year located on my Archives - search for posts ending in #OC13.
I hope and pray that this week I leave feeling the same, and able to offer you the tools and resources necessary to continue on your journey of student ministry - either as a leader, parent, volunteer, or caring adult.