Your Context Matters – How to contextualize XP3 for your ministry

It takes more than great messaging to create an effective ministry environment. It takes a great understanding of your ministry’s context. That’s why we’ve come up with eight helpful questions to guide you as you learn your ministry’s context.

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HELP! 8 Tips For Setting Up New SGL’s For Success

If there’s one thing that can truly make or break the potential impact of your student ministry, it’s your small groups. That’s why we’ve compiled a few helpful tips for you as you prepare new small group leaders for success this year.
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Why We Talk About Dating & Sex in The Spring

February marks our transition into the Spring 2016 curriculum season. And this season both middle school and high school have a series about every student pastor’s favorite topic – sexuality.
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How to Find and Use our XP3 Playlists on Spotify

Every XP3 series has a music playlist that we’ve put together especially for your ministry environment. With a unique playlist for each series, your environment will always feel sound fresh and exciting to students as they walk into the room.
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Your Context Matters – How to contextualize XP3 for your ministry

Your Context Matters – How to contextualize XP3 for your ministry

Our mission at XP3 is to provide student pastors with relevant, Biblical content for their We’re all about the messaging. But it takes more than great messaging to create an effective ministry environment. Think about it this way. XP3 is like the toolbox in your garage. The tools are valuable and helpful and can help you make your home better. …But only if you know how to apply them the right way. A tool is only beneficial if you know how to use it in your home. And the same is true for... read more
HELP! 8 Tips For Setting Up New SGL’s For Success

HELP! 8 Tips For Setting Up New SGL’s For Success

If there’s one thing that can truly make or break the potential impact of your student ministry, it’s your small groups. The environment, the games, the music, the message… It all pales in comparison to the life-changing potential that a small group can have in the life of a student. So, if everything hinges on what happens in small group, it makes sense to do everything possible to set small group leaders up for success when he or she takes their students to group. This is... read more
The Yearly XP3 Rhythms: Why We Talk About Dating and Sex in The Spring

The Yearly XP3 Rhythms: Why We Talk About Dating and Sex in The Spring

If you’re an XP3 subscriber, February marks our transition into the Spring 2016 curriculum season. And this season both middle school and high school have a series about every student pastor’s favorite topic – sexuality. For XP3HS we named the series DATEABLE, and for XP3MS the series is called THE TALK. The titles give you an idea of the phase- appropriate direction we take with each series. But the content is not the only intentional aspect of each series – so is the timing. With... read more
How to Find and Use our XP3 Playlists on Spotify

How to Find and Use our XP3 Playlists on Spotify

Every XP3 series has a music playlist that we’ve put together especially for your ministry environment. With a unique playlist for each series, your environment will always feel sound fresh and exciting to students as they walk into the room. The right music can help students relax and engage, which is exactly what you want as they’re waiting for the service to start. Of course, it’s no secret that popular music isn’t always clean or beneficial for students to listen... read more
Wired:  A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Wired: A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Before I graduated from high school there were certain things my parents wanted me to know. How to change a tire. How to do laundry. How to keep track of the amount of money left in a bank account. There was something about knowing my time in their care was coming to an end that got them thinking about what I was taking with me. As a student pastor, you probably think the same way. Except it isn’t just when you students are getting ready to graduate that you think through these kinds of... read more

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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...

Elle CampbellElle Campbell

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

Ben NunesBen Nunes

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

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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