XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

XP3 101 | Differences between XP3 Middle School and XP3 High School

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here. I have a confession to make: The 6th grade was the first year that I ever wore jeans. Whew. I feel better. Not only that, but I wore the same pair of jeans. Every. Single. Day. All winter long. Before 6th grade, I just couldn’t let go of the glorious comfort that was my stretchy waisted pants. I guess the pressures of being “that... Read More
CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

If you’ve been working with students for a while, you know there’s no topic more important to them than their friends. For both the student who has a ton of friends and the student who’s struggling to find one friend, this topic hits home. No matter where the students in your ministry sit on the social ladder, relationships in high school are important; who they hang out with, who influences them, and how they treat their crew matters. That’s why we’re so excited to release this series called... Read More
XP3 101 | Scope & Cycle

XP3 101 | Scope & Cycle

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Scope & Cycle?” It’s an idea we believe in, here at Orange, when it comes to designing a teaching strategy for kids and teenagers. Here’s what it means. A SCOPE is a comprehensive plan that prioritizes what you teach. And a CYCLE is your plan to recycle and reinforce what you teach so it’s... Read More
XP3 101 | Small Groups

XP3 101 | Small Groups

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here. Hey, I’m Brett! I’m an Orange Specialist here at Orange and I’ve been a youth pastor and a small group leader for a bunch of years, too. And because I’m so passionate about small groups and leading small group leaders, I want to take just a few minutes today to tell you about the resources that XP3 offers to help student pastors... Read More
13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have time to chat this week. You say yes, but you don’t want to because you know what they want to talk about: They’re done. Sometimes volunteers stop serving for valid, unavoidable reasons, like moving away. Often, the reasons are circumstantial: busy season of life, trouble balancing their schedule, overwhelmed by the amount of time that the role... Read More