With the growing conversation around suicide, mental illness, and even shows like 13 Reasons, it’s becoming even more important for us to support our students and help them navigate any crisis they may be facing. Download the FREE High School Crisis Conversation Guides for Parents and SGLs . . .
As students get older, the potential for them to experience a crisis—from tragedy, bad decisions, rejection, or trauma—also increases. And with the growing conversation around suicide, mental illness, and even shows like 13 Reasons, it’s becoming even more important for us to support our students and help them navigate any crisis they may be facing. Whether a student is facing the death of a friend, a parents’ divorce, a failing class grade, or even a bad breakup, understanding how... read more
Last week we talked about goal setting . . . in July. And while setting goals in July is a bit unconventional, it might just be the best time of to set goals for ourselves and goals for our student ministries. But wanting to set goals is one thing. Actually setting goals that drive us to better ourselves and better our student ministries is another thing. This week, we want to help you set practical, meaningful goals that drive your week. That’s why we’re excited to share an audio... read more
July isn’t exactly the month most of us think about setting goals. In fact, July is probably the time of the year when goals are farthest from our minds. After all, we’re a full six months past the goals we set in January and six months away from the goals we’ll set next January. Not only is it not goal-setting season, it’s the middle of summer. And summer means our lives are slowing down for a bit—especially after we get back from summer camp with our students. Maybe... read more
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
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