13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

Recruiting small group leaders is hard. Retaining them is even harder. This week Brett Talley, an Orange Specialist and 11-year ministry veteran, gives you his best ideas to prevent your SGLs from burning out . . .

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XP3 101 | The Parent Cue

The Parent Cue is a component included with every XP3 series designed to encourage parents to engage with what their student throughout the week in a meaningful way. Here’s how to utilize The Parent Cue effectively in your ministry . . .

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XP3 101 | The XP

Every XP3 series comes with something we call the XP. XP is just a fun way of saying Experience. And that is the goal of each XP – to help students tangibly experience the truths that they are learning and discussing each week. Learn more . . .

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XP3 101 | Teaching with XP3

XP3 is designed to teach middle schoolers and high schoolers in age-appropriate and developmentally effective ways. And it’s designed to help YOU become a better communicator in the process. Here’s how . . .

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13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have time to chat this week. You say yes, but you don’t want to because you know what they want to talk about: They’re done. Sometimes volunteers stop serving for valid, unavoidable reasons, like moving away. Often, the reasons are circumstantial: busy season of life, trouble balancing their schedule, overwhelmed by the amount of time that the role... read more
XP3 101 | The Parent Cue

XP3 101 | The Parent Cue

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! My name is Sarah and I’m the Lead Writer for XP3 High School Curriculum. I’m also a mom and a regular contributor to Orange’s blog designed just for parents, ParentCue.org. Here at Orange, we believe it’s really important for churches to “cue” parents regularly. What do we mean by that? Well, it’s pretty simple. You cue a... read more
XP3 101 | The XP

XP3 101 | The XP

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 guys! My name is Steph and I’m the Lead Writer for XP3 Middle School Curriculum! If you’ve been following the XP3 blog, you know we’re in the middle of a series of posts designed to help you learn more about XP3 and how to make the most out of all of the tools we provide. Today we’re going to dive deeper into a specific... 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
Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our featured series for the month of February for XP3 High School is called Road Trip. Road trips are awesome, but the unexpected always seems to happen on the road: flat tires, detours, surprisingly great lunch stops, disappointingly awful gas stations. The unexpected is just part of the experience. Life works a lot like this too, and that’s exactly what our new Road Trip series is all about. This three-week series studies the life of Paul. Paul was known for his experiences on the... 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 Managing Editor for XP3 High School and Social Media Strategist for XP3's blog...

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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

Steph WhitacreSteph Whitacre

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

Ben NunesBen Nunes

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

Matt IvyMatt Ivy

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

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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