October 2012 XP3 Featured Series: Blessed

Here at XP3 Students, we work really hard to translate the truth of God’s Word in creative, fresh and applicable ways. We love to talk theology and get into the nitty-gritty of Scripture. We strive to present deep biblical truths in clear yet challenging ways to help students wrestle through the sometimes perplexing stories they encounter in Scripture. But every once in awhile we like to keep it simple; to take an idea that students have heard again and again and focus in. And that’s exactly... Read More
When Students Lead Small

When Students Lead Small

You’ve probably heard us talk—a lot—about the value of small groups.  And if you’ve been with XP3 for any amount of time, you are aware of the small group component that includes small group questions and next steps to help your small group leaders unpack the content from each session for your middle school and high school students. But more important than the “what” of leading small—more than the how-to of recruiting volunteers and actually running a small group—is the “why” of leading small.... Read More
Adapt to Invest: Utilizing XP3 Students In A Sunday School Format

Adapt to Invest: Utilizing XP3 Students In A Sunday School Format

by Jordan Davis Minister of Students & Children at Crosspoint Baptist Church In the summer of 2010, I started at my church as the Minister to Students and Children.  Soon after I got here, we began using XP3 Students in our Sunday School. Our Sunday School format has two separate hours.  The first hour we have one class and the second hour, we have three. When I came on board, I saw that Student Sunday School needed much attention and refocus. And one of the main things I was looking for... Read More
The Barna Group Book Giveaway:  How Do You Move Seniors Out?

The Barna Group Book Giveaway: How Do You Move Seniors Out?

Orange is a strategy that combines the warmth of the family with the light of the faith community to demonstrate the message of God’s story, in order to influence the next generation.  But somewhere between the late high-school and college years, students are en mass, leaving the church and checking their beliefs at the door. The greatest question that today’s church faces is:  How does the church keep college-aged people engaged in faith?   In the book Slow Fade, Reggie Joiner,... Read More
A Sneak Peek Into The Evolution of Redeemer’s High School Ministry

A Sneak Peek Into The Evolution of Redeemer’s High School Ministry

By Lonney Moore Redeemer’s High School Ministry looked like many other high school ministries in the United States. Large group gathering each week with main teaching by adults and students involved in worship band, dramas, media team and set up and take down….Small groups during the week lead by a relational adult in homes and some on campus. Each season, or quarter, a big inviting event and multiple opportunities to serve in the church and the community. After seven years of being strategic... Read More