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why attend?

your toolkit for tomorrow's ministry.

This year you can expect fresh perspectives, a vibrant community, and a powerful reminder that the hope of Jesus fuels the Church—nothing more, nothing less.

unleash new momentum in your ministry.

This April, join the experience that delivers ministry leaders a breath of fresh air and an uncommon energy — bound to generate powerful momentum in your ministry. Gather with future-focused children’s and youth ministry leaders for an inspirational and wildly practical three-day event. Unlock insights and connections to maximize your impact and sustain your own health in the year ahead.

connect.

Network at a meetup, make a new friend in a workshop, and get connected to the unique community of leaders who do what you.

discover.

Step into a world of full of big ideas, new strategies, ministry resources, and awesome experiences. And did we mention free coffee? 

get inspired.

Leave with an infectious momentum, deep sense of purpose, and a notebook full of real strategies you can apply the next week.

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Building the future of kids ministry.

Children’s ministry seems to never slow down. From parent emails, to dirty diapers, crying kids (and sometimes volunteers) — it’s clear it’s not for everyone. Join the community of leaders who are here for it, and find a place where you’re seen and celebrated. It’s not your ordinary children’s pastor’s conference — it’s Orange Conference. 

Featured Experiences

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Experience
Kid Min Meetup

Trade stories, make a friend, and hang out with the your community of rock-star kid min leaders. 

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Featured Workshop
Double Digits

Double Digits: The Unique Opportunities in the Preteen Phase. In this workshop — learn how to find distinct (and easy to miss) opportunities to engage with preteens.

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Experience
Meet Ollie

Ollie is flying in for Orange Conference just to take a photo with you. 

Bringing Kids Ministry Together

Ryan McCully
Kellen Moore
Roy Grant
Esther Moreno
Kim Botto
Paula Danielle

Building the future of youth ministry.

Messy games won’t reach Gen Alpha and Gen Z. Discover a community filled with youth ministry leaders leading the way — and bringing together new methods with timeless truth to engage a new generation of teens. Join the experience unlike any other youth ministry conference this April. 

Featured Experiences

Meetup
Youth Min Meetup

Find your people at the youth ministry meetup. Make a friend, and learn from leaders who do what you do. 

Workshop
The End of Lock-Ins

In this workshop, you’ll learn. to disrupt how you program to re-engage today’s high schoolers.

Experience
Seriously Night

Laugh at a night that’s designed for fun, and laughter. Just don’t take it *too* seriously. 

Bringing Youth Ministry Together

Matt Manno
Sheila Gregoire
Carlos Pinero
Ashley Bohinc
Dr. Chinwe Williams
Vince Parker

Building the future of next-gen ministry.

Maybe you lead the leaders of kids ministry and youth ministry — or maybe, like the superhuman you are, you just do it all. Find leadership training, next-gen strategies, and family ministry content build for leaders like you. It’s a kid min conference, youth ministry, and leadership conference all in one, designed with each member of your ministry team in mind.

Featured Experiences

Workshop
Here for Parents Who Are Not Here for Your Program

Discover five ways to engage parents who will never walk through your doors. 

Workshop
A Crisis of Care

Join a conversation about what Ministry leaders can (and can’t) do about mental health.

Experience
Seriously Night

Laugh at a night that’s designed for fun, and laughter. Just don’t take it *too* seriously. 

Bringing Ministry Together

Josh Packard
Jon Acuff
Dr. Anita Phillips
Terry Scalzitti
Danielle Coke-Balfour
Annie F. Downs

Building the future of church leadership.

A three-day church leadership conference created for senior pastors and executive pastors who want to combat stereotypes, change the narrative, and create a resilient future for the Church.

Featured Voices At Rethink Leadership

Eugene Kim
Rich Villodas
Carey Nieuhof
Jeanne Stevens
Katie Edwards
Reggie Joiner

Pitch Kit

convince your boss.

Budget not approved? Leadership not convinced? Learn what makes Orange Conference unique, and get pre-written language to help you unlock buy-in for your trip. 

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By the Numbers

real numbers.
real impact.

transform your leadership

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said Orange Conference helped them become better leaders. Level up your leadership alongside thousands of ministry leaders building more innovative and engaging ministries.

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said Orange Conference answered their questions. With 60+ curated workshops led by experts and practitioners, OC is custom built to deliver the answers leaders need most.

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of attendees would recommend Orange Conference. Year after year, leaders return to OC like a life-giving reunion, discovering strategy, inspiration, and fuel for the year ahead.

Over 70 Sessions. More Than 45 Speakers. 3 Days. 1 Unforgettable Experience.

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