Dodgeball, Steve Harvey, and the Art of Engaging Students

Engaging with students doesn’t just have to happen inside your ministry’s walls. In fact, sometimes the best way to engage with your students is to spend time on their turf outside of Sunday morning.

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Stuart Hall’s Strategy to Develop Students of Influence

How do you want your students to influence others after they graduate? Do you have an exit strategy for your students? Stuart Hall has some insight that will help you get started.

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This Summer Doesn’t Have To Be “Just Another Summer”

If you’re like most student pastors, you have a love-hate relationship with the summer. It’s great to get outside, hang out by the pool, catch a baseball game… But it’s not great when three students show up on Wednesday night or Sunday morning.

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Our Favorite Quotes from the 2016 Orange Conference

Last week we wrapped up #OC16 and wow we a BLAST! We hope you had an incredible time, too!  To reflect on the awesome week, we’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes from the conference…

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Dodgeball, Steve Harvey, and the Art of Engaging Students

Dodgeball, Steve Harvey, and the Art of Engaging Students

The XP3 blog is all about community. We are a community of student pastors and leaders sharing ideas, strategies, victories, and struggles. That’s why we’re starting a new blog post series focusing on you, the student ministry leader. Once a month we’re asking you questions about student ministry and sharing your answers with the XP3 community. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Reggie Anderson What unexpected resource have you stumbled... read more
Stuart Hall’s Strategy to Develop Students of Influence

Stuart Hall’s Strategy to Develop Students of Influence

Who do you want your students to be when they leave your ministry? How do you want your students to influence others after they graduate from middle school or from high school? When we begin with the end in mind, it informs what our strategy should be right now. It informs how we should be guiding and developing our teenagers today. When it comes to developing students that influence their own generation, we all probably have room to improve. And for many of us the area to improve is clarity.... read more
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Our Favorite Quotes from the 2016 Orange Conference

Our Favorite Quotes from the 2016 Orange Conference

The 2016 Orange Conference officially wrapped up a few days ago, and wow, what an experience! We hope you had an incredible time in Atlanta and we hope you enjoyed the music, speakers, and breakouts throughout the conference. Most of all, we hope you walked away with new insights and renewed energy to take back to your ministry, your team, and your students. We (the entire XP3 team) had a blast spending time with each of you. We love hearing your stories and having great conversations about... read more
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Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

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

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

CJ is the Project Manager for the XP3 High School curriculum and Chief Posting Extraordin...

Matt IvyMatt Ivy

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

Ben NunesBen Nunes

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

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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

Elle CampbellElle Campbell

Elle spent seven years ministering to middle schoolers at The Chapel in Buffalo, New York be...