Why Focus On Middle School Ministry

Why Focus On Middle School Ministry

By Tom Shefchunas (Multi-Campus Director of Middle School — TRANSIT @ North Point Community Church) I spent the first 10 years of my professional life as a teacher, coach, and eventually a principal in the educational system.  Though I loved the classroom and my kids, I grew more and more frustrated with the system.  In response, I tried to change it from the inside out.  Along the way, I went to graduate school to get my administrative degree and spent a lot of time not only working in... Read More
Series On Their Way Out the Door

Series On Their Way Out the Door

In an effort to streamline our available series options, as well as revisit some topics we have covered before in new and fresh ways, XP3 is retiring several series. Because we are consistently producing series that hit at our core insights, occasionally we will retire a series that we feel has run its course, and revisit those topics in a new and fresh way with a brand new series. After April 8, the following series will not longer be available to license for the first time: • On the Lot •... Read More
April’s Featured XP3 Series:  Reveal

April’s Featured XP3 Series: Reveal

Here is the 4-1-1 on this year’s easter series: Reveal.   “Reveal” // Preview from XP3 Students on Vimeo. Reveal is a three-week Easter series on miracles: The way we use the word miracle can be pretty broad. And when our students talk about miracles, it can range from “Getting through that exam was a miracle” to “I need a miracle for my mom to be cured of her cancer.” But miracles are about more than just the supernatural occurrence, whether that’s making the grade or... Read More
From the XP3 Team: May’s Featured XP3 Series “Let It Go”

From the XP3 Team: May’s Featured XP3 Series “Let It Go”

By The XP3 Team We know that you know that we know that we’ve already told you all about the myriad of wonderful things coming up at Orange Conference 2013. So, we’re not going to remind you about all of the amazing speakers, fun-filled networking opportunities, laser-focused breakout sessions and general all-around fun that will be had over the course of the three-day OC13 gathering. But if you’re curious, or just want to brush-up on your Orange Conference knowledge, please feel free (no... Read More
One Big Story

One Big Story

The Bible isn’t just a book of random stories; it’s 66 books written by 40 authors over 1,600 years, and it all comes together to tell One Story. One incredible overarching narrative about God’s loving pursuit of us, His children. That’s pretty remarkable. It’s why we believe you have a unique calling as a leader—to do everything you can to tell the best story ever told in a way that connects with the minds and hearts of the next generation. We are not simply trying to get a generation to love... Read More