06 Jun 5 Things I Look Forward to at the Orange Tour
Registration for the 2018 Orange Tour opens June 7. If you have never been, I highly recommend it. I go to the Orange Conference every year but there are some unique differences about the Orange Tour that I enjoy. Here are 5 things I look forward each year about the Orange Tour.
Attending With Volunteers
Occasionally, we’ll have volunteers attend the Orange Conference with us, but that’s rare. The Orange Tour, however, is just the opposite. We’ll take 10-20 volunteers each year because it’s closer, more affordable, and just one day. I love going with a whole team of volunteers, many for the first time, to experience the Orange Tour together.
Some breakouts at the Orange Tour are the same as what was offered at the conference, but many of them are different. In addition, you can only attend so many breakouts at the conference, so I like the option of attending breakouts at Tour that are new to me.
Connect with Local Friends
We have essentially gone to two tour locations since it launched, so regardless of which one we go to, we have friends we can connect with when we attend. Many of the same churches host or attend each year, so it’s a fun time to reconnect and catch up on life and ministry.
Because Orange Tour is much smaller, our team gets to connect with speakers more than they ever would at the conference. This gives them an opportunity to ask questions, dig deeper into some topics, or just strike up a relationship that will serve them well down the road.
Deep and Wide Tour
This is new, but the addition of the Deep & Wide Tour with Andy Stanley is something else I look forward to this year. Last year, it wasn’t in conjunction with the Orange Tour stop we attend, but it did take place there at a later date. This year, they’re connected. It’s a great opportunity to hear a different kind of content that has more of a church-wide focus, which is an important thing for me and my role on our staff team.