A Story From The XP3 Series:  The Invisibles

A Story From The XP3 Series: The Invisibles

By David Killingsworth Who are the “invisibles” in your life? Who has been overlooked, pushed aside or held back in your community? Chances are, when you think about who “the invisibles” are in our society and in your community, your mind conjures up images that have become familiar and somewhat predictable in our world; a homeless man on the side of the road begging for food or money, a single mom working multiple jobs and enduring tremendous personal sacrifice to provide for her family, an... Read More
21st Century Bullies:  Talking about Online Bullying With Your Students Offline

21st Century Bullies: Talking about Online Bullying With Your Students Offline

**This post was originally published on the Lead Small Students blog. Take a peek of the YPulse’s infograph: The American Academy of Pediatrics calls cyber bullying the “most common online risk for all teens”. From the infograph, it is safe to conclude three things: (1) Some of our students are being cyberbullied or know someone who is. (2) Most students remain silent about the online bullying they experience or witness. (3) Girls are more likely than guys to be bullied online. So how does a... Read More
Letting The Young Lead The Way

Letting The Young Lead The Way

By Anne Wilson A notable Dallas pastor said, “The sin is in the pride that stops us from admitting that we don’t know everything, the arrogance that we must always be the teacher and not the student.” Josiah was only 8 years old when he became king. Jeremiah was said to be around 16-20 when he began his ministry. Historians estimate that David was around the ages of 12-16 when he killed Goliath. All around us are “young people” from the ages of 12-20, but they are hardly children. God didn’t... Read More
What’s New For XP3 Students 2013

What’s New For XP3 Students 2013

Sometimes knowing what’s going on behind the scenes is a really good thing. Like when you’re watching a DVD commentary on your favorite TV series, or you go into a restaurant where the chef is performing all kinds of culinary magic behind a glass wall. So we wanted to give you a little “behind the scenes” peek at some exciting changes that are coming to XP3 this year. In 2013, we are . . . Offering a detailed 3-year scope & cycle. All series will be featured and released in “seasons” (4... Read More
Who’s New To The XP3 Team:  Ben Crawshaw

Who’s New To The XP3 Team: Ben Crawshaw

Recently, I (Jeremy) had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Crawshaw, our new Creative Director of XP3 Students.  I thought it would be fun to pick Ben’s brain about his experience as a student pastor, passion for students and what is on the horizon for XP3 this coming year.  Ben is a student ministry veteran, always on the creative edge, a principled and compassionate leader and balances a professional, practical and comedic leadership style.   So without further... Read More