ENGAGING YOUTH CULTURE – Be A Student of Your Student

ENGAGING YOUTH CULTURE – Be A Student of Your Student

By Joey Woestman A few years ago, our church went through a rebranding process. One part of the process involved a name change. We had to ask and answer questions like “Who are we?” and “What’s unique about us?” and “Who do we want to become?” And so Faith Missionary Church dropped “missionary” from our name to become Faith Church. But that doesn’t mean the missions emphasis is gone. Our senior pastor likes to say that... Read More
OPEN INVITATION TO XP3 NETWORKING EVENT: COME LEARN THE 5 D’S*

OPEN INVITATION TO XP3 NETWORKING EVENT: COME LEARN THE 5 D’S*

On behalf of Orange, XP3 Students, our XP3 Creative Director, writing team and oh-so distinguished Orange Specialists, we would like to cordially invite you to join us on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 7:30-9pm for the 4th annual Orange Conference – XP3 Students networking event for student ministry leaders! Early polling suggests this will be the most highly anticipated and highest attended XP3 Students networking event ever.** And here’s why: Networking…duh?  Okay, you already... Read More

A Transformative Student Ministry Story From Colonial Church

Orange Conference 2011 left me inspired and ready to make bold moves in my ministry programming.  Lake Point Church in Texas was highlighted for their steps to cancel Wednesday night High School programming and move students to serve their community.  I remember thinking, “That’s great… but not doable in our community context”. However, weeks later I still could not shake the story from my mind and heart.  I shared the story with my wife, our family team, and some key students.  We resolved to... Read More