How to Prepare for the Orange Conference ’18

The Orange Conference is a month away! It is truly one of the annual events I go to that I look forward to every year. I believe it is one of the best conferences put on by any group I have ever been to.

Going with me again this year is Cory Sullivan. So, in this episode Cory and I talk through what we are excited about this year with the Orange Conference, tips for how you can prepare for it (and conferences in general), and things you can be looking forward to. With a theme of “One Voice: We Can Do More Together” it is sure to be another great year at the Orange Conference.


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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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