New Resources, Giveaways, Meetups, & More at OC17!

New resources, giveaways, and meetups for our favorite ministry leaders (that’s you!) — all happening at the 2017 Orange Conference! Get all the details . . .

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How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

What can your student ministry learn from McDonald’s? More than you think. How the world’s largest fast-food chain can help you clarify your mission, maintain relevance, and grow without sacrificing quality . . .

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Freeze Frame: A Free Game with Slides from XP3

Here’s a FREE GAME for your student ministry! It’s called Freeze Frame. This is an easy game requiring no supplies, so it’s a great game to use if you’re in a pinch. Learn how the game works and download the free slides that go with it . . .

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XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School. One strategy, two life phases. One brand, two curriculums. If you’ve been wondering what the real differences are between XP3MS and XP3HS, this is the blog post you’ve been waiting for . . .

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Freeze Frame: A Free Game with Slides from XP3

Freeze Frame: A Free Game with Slides from XP3

You know what you’ve never heard a student pastor say? “I don’t need any more game ideas!” That’s why every week of XP3 curriculum comes with a unique game for your weekly student environments. And every now and then, we like to give one of those games away. This week we’re sharing a new XP3 game from our Summer 2017 XP3HS series If / Then. The game is called Freeze Frame. This is a very simple game that works for student ministries of all sizes. And there are no... read more
XP3 101 | More Resources for Student Pastors

XP3 101 | More Resources for Student Pastors

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 there! I’m CJ, the Managing Editor of XP3 High School curriculum, and I’m here to close out this XP3 101 series with a few links and resources we thought might be helpful. Because here’s the thing I love most about what our team gets to do with Orange: XP3 is more than just a curriculum. It’s a strategy. Take a look. DEVOTIONALS... read more

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Brett TalleyBrett Talley

Brett Talley is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after 11 years in full time minis...

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

Ashley is the Content Director for XP3 Middle School. She has worked with student...

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

Crystal currently leads the XP3 High School initiative at Orange. Before that, she spen...

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

Jeremy aka JZ spent 9 years as a paid, professional youth pastor in the local church. Now J...

Ben NunesBen Nunes

Ben is one of our amazing Orange Specialists, taking care of our XP3 Middle School and XP3 ...

Sarah BraggSarah Bragg

Sarah Bragg has been working with students in ministry for more than 15 years and previo...

Matt IvyMatt Ivy

Matt is an incredible Orange Specilist for XP3 High School. That means he spends his ...

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

CJ is the Managing Editor for XP3 High School and Social Media Strategist for XP3's blog...

Steph WhitacreSteph Whitacre

Steph is the Lead Writer for the XP3 Middle School curriculum at Orange. She has over a de...