Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 2): Leading Through Change

Leading through change can be challenging. Whether you’re making changes to your student environment, your summer retreat, or even your curriculum, there’s one thing you need for your change to be successful: buy-in.

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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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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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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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Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 2): Leading Through Change

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Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

The 2017 Orange Conference officially wrapped up a few days ago, and wow, what an incredible experience it was! We hope you had a blast here in Atlanta, and we hope you enjoyed the music, speakers, and breakouts throughout the conference. Most of all, we hope you walked away with fresh insights and renewed energy as you reengage with your ministry, your volunteers, and your students. One of the things we (the XP3 team) love the most about The Orange Conference is the time we get to spend with... read more
LIMITLESS: A New XP3 Series by Ryan Leak about Potential

LIMITLESS: A New XP3 Series by Ryan Leak about Potential

Potential. It’s a strange word for many students. They hear it from parents, teachers, coaches, and maybe even student pastors. But do they really know what it means? Some students hear, “You have a lot of potential.” Others hear, “You’re not reaching your potential.” But what does that mean in a student’s mind? If they have potential does it mean they’ll get into a good college? Does it mean they’re going to accomplish all the things their parents want them to accomplish? Does it mean they’re... read more

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Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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

Matt IvyMatt Ivy

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

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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

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...

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

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

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

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

Steph WhitacreSteph Whitacre

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

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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