Whether this is your millionth time to attend OC (that might be a slight exaggeration) or this is your first, we’ve spent hours planning and strategizing to ensure that your experience at OC will be transformational to you as a leader and an incredibly pivotal step for your ministry.
 
Here are just some of the amazing breakouts that we are offering as part of the 2014 Children’s Ministry Track:
 
BUILDING A HEALTHY VOLUNTEER CULTURE
When you’re constantly scrambling for volunteers, it’s easy to focus on simply recruiting warm bodies to fill your quota. Okay, that’s reality. But what if you could recruit leaders who love serving, who want to show up weekly, and who invite their friends to help? Idealistic? Maybe. But in this breakout we will discuss ways to recruit children’s volunteers in such a way that you create something they will love . . . almost as much as you do.
 
THE VALUE OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY EVENTS
One of the greatest things about what you do weekly is the way it connects with what you do seasonally and annually. Events have incredible potential if you leverage them well. That’s why this breakout will discuss reasons to have events, what your events should accomplish, when and where to plan your events to make the most impact, and who should be included at every event. You will leave this breakout with a filter through which you can analyze the events you currently host, and develop a strategic plan for events that fits into the overall objective of your children’s ministry.
 
5 THINGS I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME ABOUT KID MIN
It’s just smart to learn from someone who has been there already. Take this opportunity to listen to a seasoned leader who spent decades doing ministry for kids and families. Craig Jutilla will share five things that may save you some unnecessary problems and allow you to fast-forward to more effective practices in your ministry today.
 
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE A CURRICULUM
Every community has a distinct culture, and every church has a unique style and structure. In this breakout, we will discuss best practices that will help you discover creative and simple ways to customize your children’s curriculum so it can work best in your environments. Regardless of the size of your staff, you will walk away with tips that will help you streamline the process of making your weekly content more relevant for your audience.
 
To learn more about additional elementary ministry breakouts, or to sign up for Orange, go to TheOrangeConference.com. Register by February 20 to save $40 off regular rates. Plus, receive a $50 Orange credit!