New Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

What’s coming up for XP3 in 2018 and 2019? Find out in our updated Scope & Cycles and NEW Focused Yearly Scope resources. Plus, learn WHY we’re teaching what we teach when we teach it . . .

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Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 5): Presentation Matters

Students today tend to learn best through experience. That’s why it’s so important to connect God’s truth to our students’ personal, everyday lives. Here’s how one of our XP3 partners uses XP3 scripts to do just that . . .

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Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

Last week we wrapped up #OC17, 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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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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RECENT POSTS

New Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

New Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “Scope & Cycle” or our reasoning behind having one, let me encourage you to head over to the XP3 101 post about it from this past March. The purpose of this blog isn’t just to rehash all of that golden information, but rather to inform you of some awesome information and documents about our updated Scope & Cycle resources. What’s New Our previous Scope & Cycle was dated from 2015 through 2018. Our new Middle School and High School Scope &... read more
Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 5): Presentation Matters

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 5): Presentation Matters

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That’s why we love it when we’re able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and leaders like you. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Tim Van Dalen Last week we talked about the importance of small groups in your student ministry. However, that does not mean the presentation of God’s Word is unimportant. It is very important! Students need to know what God’s... read more
Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 4): Lead Small

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 4): Lead Small

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That’s why we love it when we’re able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and leaders like you. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Tim Van Dalen One of the most difficult realities I have had to face in student ministry is that I am not the best person to help every student grow in their faith. I have a passion for working with students and walking through... read more
Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 3): Partnering with Parents

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 3): Partnering with Parents

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That’s why we love it when we’re able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and leaders like you. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Tim Van Dalen One of the key components of partnering with parents is connecting what happens at church to what happens at home. When we combine both of these influences the impact is always greater. If you have kids, you have... read more
IF / THEN: A New XP3 Series by Josh Griffin

IF / THEN: A New XP3 Series by Josh Griffin

For many students, thinking of Jesus as an actual person from history is a challenging perspective to grasp. Often, they view Jesus more like a character from a fairy tale than a real, living human who experienced many of the same emotions and problems they have. This perspective often makes it difficult for students to connect with Jesus—to engage in an authentic relationship with Him. In our new series If / Then, we hope to give students a better idea of who Jesus really is. And to do that... read more

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CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

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

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

Ashley Bohinc serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, is the co-host of...

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

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