9am - 12pm, april 30, 2022
Atlanta Strategy Sessions
Join us for a day of strategic planning at one of seven unique Atlanta venues!
This year, don’t miss the ultimate Orange Conference after party!
Explore Atlanta. Create a plan. Connect with your team.
Choose your experience!
Partnering with Parents
Hosted by Kristen Ivy
at phase learning center
The parents in your community are humans, too. They have human lives alongside a crew of little humans lives, and engaging and empowering them in conversations about faith may be the best thing you do all year. Plan your parent engagement strategy for the year with Kristen Ivy.
*Add-on cost is $100. You must be registered for OC22 to sign-up for the Saturday events.
Building a Volunteer Strategy
Hosted by Trey McKnight & Jeff Henderson
at 12 stone church
You probably have a strategy on what you’re going to teach kids and teenagers every week, but do you have a strategy on how you’re training and empowering your leaders every week? From recruiting to training to retaining, Trey McKnight will give you the tools and practical insight to walk away with a comprehensive volunteer strategy.
Marketing Your Church
Hosted by Dave Adamson & Nick Blevins
at the fox theatre
The best church in the world that no one knows about won’t last. On the simplest level, marketing ensures that the amazing things you work so hard to create actually get experienced. But on a deeper level, marketing is your chance to solve your community’s problems, help people become who they were meant to become, and serve the needs of others. Join Dave Adamson and Nick Blevins as they contextualize a unique and actionable plan to help people find your ministry.
Creating Engaging Environments
Hosted by Adam Duckworth & Leslie Mack
at atlanta botanical gardens
When you create incredible environments you send a message: “I was expecting you.” No matter your budget, you can create spaces in your ministries that engage the next generation visually, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Relationships may be what connect kids and teenagers to your ministry, but what you do with your physical spaces can support those relational connections or undermine them. Grab some creative and accessible ideas to elevate your environments this year with Adam Duckworth and Leslie Mack.
Hosted by Danielle Strickland & Reggie Joiner
at the n.c. for civil & human rights
Creating safe, diverse, and accepting church communities doesn’t happen by accident. It takes intentional time, learning, and work. We’d love to help you learn and identify your ministry’s specific next steps when it comes to bringing change and healing to our world with Danielle Strickland and Reggie Joiner.
Hosted by Crystal Chiang & Mike Clear
Gas South Convention Center
This year, you have about 40 hours to teach kids what they need to know about God at this phase of their lives. (That’s not a lot of hours.) So you should do everything you can do to make the most of that hour by strategically planning your message. With any of our Orange Curriculums, you’ll get a comprehensive plan with clear bottom lines to make your time this year strategic. Join Mike Clear and Crystal Chiang as they unpack the how’s and why’s of your scope and cycles this year, with practical tips on taking your curriculum to the next level.
3 Big Questions
Hosted by Kara Powell and Brad Griffin
Gas South Convention Center
Every teenager is a walking bundle of questions. But at the core live these three: Who am I? Where do I fit? What difference can I make? Young people struggle to find satisfying and life-giving answers to these questions on their own. They need caring adults willing to lean in with empathy, practice listening, and gently point them in the direction of better answers: that they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God’s people, and they are invited into God’s greater story. Unpack how your ministry can give teenagers a grounding sense of their identity, belonging, and purpose with Fuller Youth Institute’s Kara Powell and Brad Griffin.