April Editor’s Notes

April Editor’s Notes

Humility is a response of the character of God. God has no beginning and no end. God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He deserves all of our worship and praise for what He has done and continues to do in our life. On the other hand, we are humans, created by God. And while we are the crowns of God’s creation, we are nothing without our Creator God. Yet so often, we act like we are God. We allow our pride to take over and forget that any of our strengths or accomplishments would... Read More
OC17 Breakouts—Registration Opens Today!

OC17 Breakouts—Registration Opens Today!

We have an important announcement: Orange Conference 2017 BREAKOUTS OPEN AT NOON EASTERN TIME TODAY! So make plans to register as soon as you can. Some Breakouts will fill up quickly, and we want you to have the best chance at registering for your first picks. Remember, the best way to learn how to do what you do better is to listen to those who have a proven track record. At OC17, you’ll learn from a host of experience practitioners and thought leaders who will challenge you to rethink how... Read More
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