XP3 Students Series: Not That Into You

In the world of student ministry, summers can be filled with many spiritual highs for some teens between the mission trips, camps and retreats. Their desire for God and to serve Him is as hot as the soaring temperatures. They can’t wait to get back to school to share their love for Him and what He’s done. But just like the summer temperatures, that heat eventually cools. The relationship sometimes goes distant. And that same student may be wondering, “What happened? Why am I not as into God as... Read More
Myths About Seeking The Next Level

Myths About Seeking The Next Level

By Charlie Stevens I want to be “Barry”!!!!  I have a game on my I-pad that is called “Jetpack Joyride” and the ultimate level for me right now is to reach the status of “Barry”.  Amazingly enough I am not happy with the fact that I am already at the level of pro, superhero, and ninja, but that elusive “Barry” level is keeping me down.  If I can just make 50 transitions in the gravity suit in one run, I will be there. Youth Ministry for me has been a life long journey trying to be “Barry”.  I... Read More

Resources to Help You Change the Game

Are you ready to change how you play the game? What is that one idea, that one key difference, that could be a game changer for your ministry? Maybe the idea latched on to you at The Orange Conference, and you just can’t let it go. Or maybe it’s something that you’ve thought about for months, but just not sure how to take the next step. We’ve just debuted some new resources at Orange 2012 that may help you take the next step. Here are just a few we’d like to highlight for our XP3 Partners.... Read More
Example of Partnering with Parents: Evolve Series Parent XP

Example of Partnering with Parents: Evolve Series Parent XP

By JD Morris Have you taught the new XP3 Students series- Evolve? If not, you need to! Evolve was the featured series in February 2012.  It’s a great series that deals with the challenging relationship between teenagers and their parents.  Specifically it talks about the fact that as kids become teens, the relationship with their parents becomes more complex. For this series the XP3 team added a bonus element to this series called the Parent XP — an experience that invites parents of... Read More
A Picture of Orange

A Picture of Orange

    Orange is a strategy that combines the critical influences of the church and home to incite wonder, provoke discovery and fuel passion in the hearts of the next generation. Church (XP3 Students – Groups) Home (XP3 Students – Home) Combined Experiences (XP3 Students –... Read More