Whether you’re aware of it or not, time is moving. You can’t stop it. You can’t slow it down. You can’t change it. The number of weeks you have to influence a child or teenager is limited.

So, what would happen if your ministry team spent one day reprioritizing what you do each week in the life of a kid or teenager? 

Orange Tour 2013, taking place this fall in 12 cities across the U.S., will begin a conversation with church leaders about a few core things to focus on every week that will have a significant impact on the lives of kids.

“Playing For Keeps,” this year’s theme, will help you and your team discover how to make the most of the time you have with the children and teenagers in your ministry. We believe what you do each week matters because there is a short window of opportunity to make a permanent imprint on the heart of a child, and to help start them on a journey of life-long faith.

Orange Tour is regional so it’s easier to get everyone there, from your staff to your volunteers. And it’s easy to see the impact not only on your team, but your whole church. Main sessions and workshops will not only give you fresh ideas, but attending together as a team is also a great opportunity to get every leader on the same page. Besides Orange staff speakers Reggie Joiner and Sue Miller, 2013 guest speakers at select cities will include Mark Batterson, Jeff Henderson and Carey Nieuwhof. And tour workshops will engage your team in their specific ministry area, and delve deeper into the topics that interest everyone most.

New this year, a volunteer training event will be held the night before the all-day event. It will be free to everyone with an Orange Tour ticket, and be centered on being an effective Small Group Leader. Those without Orange Tour tickets may still attend for $19.

We’re excited to announce 12 stops for fall 2013: Tampa, Fla., Seattle, Wash., Southern California, Lancaster, Penn., Washington, D.C., Detroit, Mich., Indianapolis, Ind., Kansas City, Kan., Austin, Tex., Dallas, Tex., Nashville, Tenn., and Charlotte, N.C.

Registration is now open, and includes lunch and the volunteer event. For more information, visit www.OrangeTour.org.