XP3 101: What is an Orange Specialist?

XP3 101: What is an Orange Specialist?

Hi! I’m Brett and I’m an Orange Specialist, or OS, as the Orange insiders call us. Before I had this OS gig, I was a ministry leader just like you, navigating the vast waters of the Orange ocean trying to figure out the best way to use all of the amazing resources that Orange offers. But, if I’m being honest . . . I wasn’t exactly sure how to go about it. I’m guessing that you might be a lot like me. You may be a new Orange leader who just signed up for one or more of our curriculums. Or,... Read More
RYM 004: How Are Middle School And High School Students Different?

RYM 004: How Are Middle School And High School Students Different?

Navigating the tension of how to effectively communicate to and connect with both middle school and high school students can be difficult. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is it possible to address every kid in every grade?” this episode is for you! In today’s episode, ministry leaders talk about the differences between the middle school and high school phases, and why it’s important to leverage unique opportunities in each grade that you may never get again. How to listen: iTunes |... Read More
For Our Neighbor: A Day of Caring

For Our Neighbor: A Day of Caring

By April Wahl, Middle School Director at Century Baptist Church in Bismark, North Dakota Isn’t it interesting how saying yes to the little things can lead us to the big things? Not by chance, not even by our own doing, but by being obedient to God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves. When we say yes to the seemingly little things out of love, the bigger things ahead are unimaginable. Recently, the middle school ministry at our church, Century Baptist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota,... Read More
RYM 003: What does it mean to get better?

RYM 003: What does it mean to get better?

Whether it’s personally or professionally, there are areas in which we all want to “get better.” And if you’ve ever wondered what exactly “getting better” looks like, this episode is for you. In today’s episode, listen as ministry leaders wrestle with defining what it means to get better personally, and discuss the importance of knowing, understanding, and leading yourself along the way. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud EPISODE RECAP   The most important person... Read More
3 Ways to Help High Schoolers Relate to God

3 Ways to Help High Schoolers Relate to God

One of the incredible things about a relationship with God is the way He has something unique to show us at every phase. Just like the same dad would respond differently to his three-year-old than his 13-year-old, our heavenly Father seems to respond in different ways at different times so we can better understand how completely He loves us. High school is a time to test the limits. And teenagers in high school are ready for new experiences and desire greater independence from authority.... Read More