The Orange Tour hits the road for 2012-2013 season

ATLANTA /Christian Newswire – Thousands of church leaders will gather regionally over fall 2012 and winter 2013 for The Orange Tour, an exciting series of one-day events across the nation created to equip and inspire attendees. Reggie Joiner, Sue Miller and Carey Nieuwhof will focus on “Lead Change” and “Lead Small,” discussing how one leads determine one’s influence on the next generation. Attendees will be encouraged and instructed on these two key elements for effective family ministry. Thoughts and ideas from other ministry leaders will also be shared in breakouts designed to create dialog and further discussion on these two critical topics.

“Leading Change” is vital because change is not an option. The only option is how one responds to it. The Orange Tour will explore how to navigate change and make decisive adjustments to what one does for the sake of ending up where one wants to be. “Leading Small” is addressed because many churches are realizing that the most effective means to influence the faith of the next generation is through a small group strategy. The tour will unpack how to invest strategically in the lives of a few to help them build an authentic faith.

Designed to be an interactive gathering of church leaders from specific geographic regions, The Orange Tour’s relaxed environment provides each leader with the chance to network with other leaders in their area. It’s perfect for every member of a ministry team–preschool, children’s, student ministry and senior pastors. The speakers, the training, and the community provide an excellent environment for growth.

Information shared through the tour stems from the Orange Strategy, a pioneering concept that believes parents, as partners with church leadership, create the most impacting center of influence for children and teenagers. “Thinking Orange” blends two vital, yet often unconnected worlds to reshape the current ministry model.

Tour stops for 2012-2013 include Tampa, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., Chattanooga, Tenn., Indianapolis, Ind., Detroit, Mich., Washington D.C., New York, N.Y., Seattle, Wash., San Jose, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., Houston, Texas, and Dallas, Texas, with a potential of more stops being added.

Registration is $64, including lunch, if registered two weeks prior to the event, after which the price increases to $74. For more information, please visit

About Orange and The Orange Tour:
Orange is a nonprofit organization providing resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation.


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