Win a Free Lead Small Icebreaker Box!

But before students and leaders can engage in meaningful conversation, they simply need to engage in a conversation. This is where the Lead Small Icebreaker Box can help. It’s the largest collection of small group starter questions on the planet! And you can win one for FREE for your small group leaders. Find out how…

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Building Momentum in Your Student Ministry

Momentum in student ministry doesn’t just happen. Find out what Joe Harwell, a student pastor in Marietta, Georgia, does to build momentum Sunday after Sunday.

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XP3 Fall 2016 Series Preview

We have four new series for XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School ready for you to download. In case you haven’t downloaded the new series yet, we put together a short video featuring some of our Fall 2016 series.

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3 Ways to GAME-IF-Y Your Weekly Message

Gamefication has absolutely made me a better communicator and given me the tools to deliver engaging 15-minute weekly messages to my students. Want to deliver an engaging, interesting, and a well thought out message each week with only 15 minutes on the clock? You can! Here are a few tips to GAMEIFY your messages and win when speaking to students.

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Win a Free Lead Small Icebreaker Box!

Win a Free Lead Small Icebreaker Box!

We believe that students aren’t discipled from a stage; they’re discipled up close, in a circle, at eye level. If you’re an XP3 partner, you already know that every week of every XP3 series is designed to set up your students and small group leaders for meaningful discussion. But before students and leaders can engage in meaningful conversation, they simply need to engage in a conversation. For most of your small group leaders, this probably means asking the same questions... read more
Building Momentum in Your Student Ministry

Building Momentum in Your Student Ministry

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 Joe Harwell What unexpected resource have you stumbled upon... read more
XP3 Fall 2016 Series Preview

XP3 Fall 2016 Series Preview

We are excited to let you know that our Fall 2016 curriculum now available! We have four new series for XP3 Middle School and four new series for XP3 High School ready for you to download. In case you haven’t downloaded your new series yet (or in case you’re not an XP3 subscriber), we put together a short preview video featuring some of our Fall 2016 series. We look forward to hearing how you use the curriculum this Fall to help your students dive in and grow their faith in the new school... read more
POP QUIZ!

POP QUIZ!

Need a quick laugh? Here’s a hilarious video that our video team filmed during ‪#‎OC16‬. How in touch are you with pop culture references and slang? Test yourself and enjoy watching this great video from the conference. read more
3 Ways to GAME-IF-Y Your Weekly Message

3 Ways to GAME-IF-Y Your Weekly Message

By Gina Abbas Above my desk are the words “Boring is Easy” from Kid President. Which explains why I gamify everything, especially my talks. I loathe boredom and love competition and fun to an almost unhealthy level. Gamefication has absolutely made me a better communicator and given me the tools to deliver engaging 15-minute weekly messages to my students. Why only 15 minutes? Students, especially middle schoolers, don’t have super long attention spans. Brain-based learning expert Eric Jensen,... read more

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Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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

Ben NunesBen Nunes

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

Elle CampbellElle Campbell

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

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 ...