Connecting with Schools

Connecting with Schools

By Leslie Bolser My six-year-old loves activity sheets—mazes, connect the dots, and spot the differences, are her favorites. Once she has completed the activity, she spends more time coloring the finished product with her crayons. One activity book can occupy her for hours. On occasion, she will show me a connect-the-dots picture she completed and colored, and the picture looks a little, well, off. She has missed a couple of the dots, which changes how the picture looks altogether. If you are... Read More

Back to School Strategy

By Crystal Chiang Have you ever noticed how the back-to-school season seems to be a starting point for the entire community? Parents and kids aren’t the only ones preparing for the big day. Schools launch class orientations. Sports teams start conditioning, and nearly every store has a back-to-school ad campaign. It seems like everyone is planning for the next season right now and church is no exception. With all of the activity and all of the items on the to-do list, here are three reminders... Read More
2 Ways To Inform, Equip and Encourage Your Small Group Leaders

2 Ways To Inform, Equip and Encourage Your Small Group Leaders

Small group leaders are the real super heros of our student ministry.  They are the adults on the ground relationally connecting with students as they point them to Jesus.  In our postmodern-21st century-digital culture it is very rare for a student to have another adult genuinely care about them and ask them about their life and faith… face-to-face. Bottom line small group leaders really matter!! Orange XP3 has create two ways to inform, equip and encourage your small group leaders to make... Read More
Walk Away Social Media Plan For Parents

Walk Away Social Media Plan For Parents

Here is the Walk Away Social Media Plan for parents.  The goal is to have offline conversations with their students within each month around the Walk Away content. If you missed the original post explaining what this Social Media plan is all about, then click here or need the Social Media Plan for students click here Feel free to use any and all of this information but also don’t feel tied to these updates word for word. These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or... Read More

From The Team: Fall 2013 Series

Off of the heels of the new detailed three-year scope and cycle, this fall (Aug, Sept, Oct) XP3 will be unveiling its first four series release. This fall release gives the XP3 user: A choice of when to teach each series Content to fill the fall season Time to prepare small group leaders or volunteers Time to familiarize and contextualize Essentially, what every student pastor needs is more time and this seasonal release gives the student pastor more time.  XP3 Series Available This Fall Road... Read More