XP3 101 | Teaching with XP3

XP3 101 | Teaching with XP3

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here. Hey! My name is Ashley and I’m the Content Director for XP3 Middle School Curriculum. One of the things I am most passionate about in life and in ministry is communicating to students about the story of God, and the truths of Scripture. That’s why I’m such a big fan of XP3 and why I’ve used it in my own ministry as a student pastor.... Read More
Is it Possible to Find Balance Between Your Job and Your Personal Life?

Is it Possible to Find Balance Between Your Job and Your Personal Life?

The balance between our work and our personal lives will always be what Andy Stanley calls a “tension to manage.” We need to strive for balance, but we will never fully find it. What we can do, is be as intentional as possible in fighting for this balance. It’s in this daily fight that we can discover how to manage the tension appropriately. Here are three ways we can fight for balance between our work and our personal lives. Fight for balance by giving yourself permission to say... Read More
Controlling Crazy

Controlling Crazy

Life can get wild and ministry can get crazy. When you don’t think things can get any busier, they can and they do. Often, busy is a relative term. What one person calls busy is not busy to another. The fact is no matter how you define busy it causes you to be deal with pressure. Pressure can cause you to grow, or it can also expose weakness in your abilities. Either way, pressure is your friend. People are paid by how much pressure they can handle and deal with. If you want to make more money... Read More
Should Your Church Have a Blog?

Should Your Church Have a Blog?

Since the term weblog was coined, blogging has been an indelible part of Internet culture. Whether or not your church should have a blog of its own depends on whether or not you’re willing to dedicate the resources to blogging the right way. If done correctly, blogging could be a huge benefit to your church’s communications strategy and online outreach. This takes time and effort, but the rewards usually outweigh the costs. There are several questions to consider before beginning a church... Read More
Preference or Priority

Preference or Priority

I love this time of year! In the South, it means whispers of possible snow and shouts of joy when school is closed as the first flakes hit the pavement. In my life, it means looking back at the last twelve months to see what helped me become more like Jesus, and what pulled me away from Him. Then, I ponder and pray and choose what things to change in order to become more like Him this year. In my home, it means going through cabinets and closets and drawers and pulling together items that no... Read More