Open Groups

Open Groups

Small group. Community group. Discipleship group. Village group. Cell group. On and on I could go. No matter what you call it, the idea of people meeting together on a consistent basis for the purpose of growing in faith and community is nothing new. People want to have like-minded people with whom they can walk through life, navigating the hard times and celebrating the good ones. Students are no different—they have a natural desire to be included and encouraged by their peers. No one argues... Read More
Closed Groups

Closed Groups

Did you ever take debate class in high school? It’s also known as Arguing 101. It was a class where you learned how to verbally fight—and it was generally about things you cared nothing about. You were assigned topics and then assigned a side to argue on. For someone who is wired more as a peacemaker, it didn’t always feel natural to take a side in an argument I didn’t necessarily feel passionate about in the first place. Thankfully what we’re talking about here, I am passionate about—the... Read More
20 Ways To Partner With Parents

20 Ways To Partner With Parents

At The Orange Conference 2014, the XP3 team lead the Orange student interactive.  Before the interactive we polled all the attendees asking:  What is the one question you would ask the Orange XP3 team? We received an overwhelming amount of answers.  But there was a reoccurring question that kept coming up which was:  How can I best partner with parents?   So our team asked the top student ministries in the country who are successfully partnering with parents to share their tips. Our team... Read More
New Students Resources? YES!

New Students Resources? YES!

The XP3 team is excited to announce all of our new student ministry resources that made their debut at The Orange Conference 2014!! Check out a few of our new resources to help you be more strategic in how you impact students and their families both in your church and in your community!   Make Believe: Five Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe by Ben Crawshaw and Kevin Ragsdale For student leaders, Make Believe: Five Things Great Student Pastors Choose to Believe explores five... Read More