Processing Tragedy & Grief as a Student Ministry Leader

Processing Tragedy & Grief as a Student Ministry Leader

One of the things I love about my job as an XP3 Orange Specialist is resourcing those who reach out to us looking for some help. As a Pastor in a local church for 11 years before doing this, I remember how amazing it was to reach out to someone for resources and then receive a smorgasbord of delicious ministry treats. Just this past week I got an email from someone looking for some resources. But he wasn’t looking for anything about recruiting, training, sweet game ideas, or any of the other... Read More
We Are Your Team

We Are Your Team

Behind every great leader is a great team. A great team makes a leader more effective. But many churches aren’t large enough to afford a full-time student pastor, much less a full team. But what if your curriculum could help? What if your curriculum could provide more than just great sermons? What if your curriculum could give you an entire team? Well, here at XP3 WE are YOUR team. Our XP3 curriculum teams are made up of current and former student pastors, student ministry staff members, and... Read More
How to Say No and Set Boundaries as a Ministry Leader

How to Say No and Set Boundaries as a Ministry Leader

Have too much to do? Feeling stretched by the length of your to-do list? Welcome to ministry! In a world where just about anything can be included in your job description, how do you keep it all manageable? Are there things we simply must do? Is it okay to say “no” to some requests? How do you decide which to say “yes” to and which to say “no” to? Today we’re excited to share an audio recording of a breakout that Tom Shefchunas led at a recent Orange... Read More
4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

Social media is an essential form of communication for your student ministry. But it can be overwhelming. Tweet this. Post that. Snap this. Pin that. Send this. Upload that. You barely have the time to prepare for what’s happening this Sunday in your student environment, let alone the time to engage with what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or one of the other 10,000 social media apps. But just because it’s overwhelming doesn’t mean it’s not... Read More
XP3 Game Demo: PHONY PROVERB

XP3 Game Demo: PHONY PROVERB

Kicking off your weekly environment with a game is a great way to help students chill out, get comfortable, and engage with your ministry. Of course, you can’t play the same game every week, which is why student pastors across the country are always on the look out for new games. If that’s you, you’ve come to the right blog post. This week we’re excited to share a new “how to” video of our Orange Specialists team playing the XP3 High School game, PHONY PROVERB. This... Read More
Orange Conference 2018