XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School. One strategy, two life phases. One brand, two curriculums. If you’ve been wondering what the real differences are between XP3MS and XP3HS, this is the blog post you’ve been waiting for . . .

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CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

Many of our XP3HS partners will are starting a new series this week called CREW, written by Doug Fields. Doug has invested over thirty years into leading, understanding, and teaching all things student ministry. That’s why we were so excited when he agreed to write this series . . .

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XP3 101 | Scope & Cycle

You have a limited amount of time—a set number of weeks—with your students before they graduate. That’s why it’s crucial to prioritize what you teach throughout the year. The XP3 Scope & Cycle is that prioritized teaching plan. Learn more about how our Scope & Cycle works . . .

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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 | More Resources for Student Pastors

XP3 101 | More Resources for Student Pastors

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! I’m CJ, the Managing Editor of XP3 High School curriculum, and I’m here to close out this XP3 101 series with a few links and resources we thought might be helpful. Because here’s the thing I love most about what our team gets to do with Orange: XP3 is more than just a curriculum. It’s a strategy. Take a look. DEVOTIONALS... read more
XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

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. I have a confession to make: The 6th grade was the first year that I ever wore jeans. Whew. I feel better. Not only that, but I wore the same pair of jeans. Every. Single. Day. All winter long. Before 6th grade, I just couldn’t let go of the glorious comfort that was my stretchy waisted pants. I guess the pressures of being “that... read more
CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

If you’ve been working with students for a while, you know there’s no topic more important to them than their friends. For both the student who has a ton of friends and the student who’s struggling to find one friend, this topic hits home. No matter where the students in your ministry sit on the social ladder, relationships in high school are important; who they hang out with, who influences them, and how they treat their crew matters. That’s why we’re so excited to release this series called... read more
XP3 101 | Scope & Cycle

XP3 101 | Scope & Cycle

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. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Scope & Cycle?” It’s an idea we believe in, here at Orange, when it comes to designing a teaching strategy for kids and teenagers. Here’s what it means. A SCOPE is a comprehensive plan that prioritizes what you teach. And a CYCLE is your plan to recycle and reinforce what you teach so it’s... read more
XP3 101 | Small Groups

XP3 101 | Small Groups

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, I’m Brett! I’m an Orange Specialist here at Orange and I’ve been a youth pastor and a small group leader for a bunch of years, too. And because I’m so passionate about small groups and leading small group leaders, I want to take just a few minutes today to tell you about the resources that XP3 offers to help student pastors... read more

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CONTRIBUTORS

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

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

Steph WhitacreSteph Whitacre

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

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

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

Matt IvyMatt Ivy

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

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 ...

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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

Sarah BraggSarah Bragg

Sarah Bragg has been working with students in ministry for more than 15 years and previo...

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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