Without and Within

Without and Within

I got an email this week from a junior at our local high school. Part of it went like this: I feel strongly that someone should address the problem of poverty in our community because I deeply care about the well-being of our citizens. I’d really like to spend a week combating it. . . . I am emailing this to you because there are several measures I need your help instituting. I hope you will be on board with all of this. I really care! Attached is a document with the way I see the week.... Read More
#XP3Hangout

#XP3Hangout

We just finished our first XP3 Hangouts on Air with 9 awesome people around the WORLD. In this hangout we covered Social Media as a topic, and covered the following questions: How do you teach on social media to your students and to your parents (What do you do and say?) What are best ways you are using social media in your student ministry? What social media tools, resources, tips would you recommend to other student pastors? Special thanks to the following people for participating: Bekah C... Read More
Time Change

Time Change

I love seeing student pastors in action with their students. It’s awe-inspiring. Lots of people in the outside world hear the word “teenager” and start frowning. One day I was talking to a guy next to me on an airplane. He asked what I do for a living. For some reason, I get nervous when people ask me that question. It’s hard to explain to someone who’s not in the church world. But I gave it my best shot. Here’s how he responded: “I don’t know how you do that. It’s hard for me to even be... Read More

DDR Results

The results are in! Here’s a word from our prankee regarding the videos y’all submitted on the blog and under the #xp3ddr hashtag on April 1st.... Read More
Dance Dance Restitution

Dance Dance Restitution

Have you ever looked with envy at some of the churches around you or online and thought, “If only we had dancing in our Sunday program” but then remembered, “oh yeah, I can’t teach anybody a routine, if I can’t dance.” Have you ever wanted smooth moves like Usher or to be able to strut it better than Lady Gaga? Then we have the perfect contest for you! We’re calling it “Dance Dance Restitution” or DDR for short. The PRIZE! Well it’s only one of the world’s best dance choreographers who has... Read More
Orange Conference 2018