What To Do With The Bird

What To Do With The Bird

Happy Thanksgiving XP3’ers! In our spirit of thankfulness, for you of course, we’d like to share our top tip (and some advice) for having an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.  Here’s our tip: Fry a turkey.  There are other things that undoubtedly factor into your enjoyment – but we can’t control whether your football team wins or whether you have to travel to see your in-laws.  However, we can give you tips on how to (and how not to) successfully fry a turkey. Tip:  Don’t do this: ... Read More
Deep and Wide Book Review

Deep and Wide Book Review

North Point Community Church has one vision—to be a church that unchurched people love to attend. Throughout the years, they have remained true to that vision. Write your vision in ink; everything else should be penciled in. Plans change. Vision remains the same.  pg 304 Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley is broken into five major sections. Here are the titles, subtitles, and my one-sentence summary of each section: My Story: Starting Up and Starting Over — How North Point Community Church began.... Read More
10 Books Every XP3 Leader Needs To Read

10 Books Every XP3 Leader Needs To Read

If you are anything like me, I buy books on amazon and I literally just take the book out of the package and put it on my bookshelf and never read it. Student pastors love books and with so many great books ministry leaders can read, what books are actually worth reading? What books would be helpful for student pastors and are beneficial to our student ministry? After asking a few of our trusted XP3 peeps and some of our Orange staff, we decided to make a focused, helpful reading list that... Read More