Scope & Cycle: How The XP3 Student Curriculum Roadmap Was Formed

Scope & Cycle: How The XP3 Student Curriculum Roadmap Was Formed

If you’re an XP3 Student curriculum user, then you’ve probably heard the words “scope” and “cycle” thrown around a lot. They’re basically the words we use to describe the roadmap we have for our curriculum. Our SCOPE is the comprehensive plan that prioritizes what you teach and when. It basically tells you what we’re teaching now with our curriculum and what we’re planning to teach in the future. It’s the big picture curriculum plan for XP3. Our CYCLE is the plan to recycle or revisit what you... Read More
RYM 031: How To Keep Your Youth Ministry From Being Shallow

RYM 031: How To Keep Your Youth Ministry From Being Shallow

If you’ve been in youth ministry long, you’ve probably heard parents, volunteers, or even other youth workers tell you their students want to “go deeper” in their faith. But how do you set your ministry up for depth? How do you keep your ministry from being shallow? This week, join ministry leaders as they talk about the characteristics of a deep youth ministry, wrestle through some common tensions youth workers face, and discuss practical ways you can take your youth ministry deeper.... Read More
A New Future For Youth Specialties: Orange & Download Youth Ministry Partner to Assume Leadership of Ministry

A New Future For Youth Specialties: Orange & Download Youth Ministry Partner to Assume Leadership of Ministry

April 19, 2018- The leaders of Orange and Download Youth Ministry (DYM) are excited to announce their partnership in acquiring Youth Specialties from Real Resources. As a nationally recognized leader in the world of youth ministry, Youth Specialties has had a rich history of 50 years of training leaders, publishing resources, hosting events, and creating platforms designed to equip leaders serving in youth ministry. With fresh leadership and direction from both Orange and DYM, Youth... Read More
The Brand New Youth Pastor Checklist

The Brand New Youth Pastor Checklist

So you’re new to youth ministry? Welcome to the team! I’m excited for you, and I believe in you! I can’t wait to see how God is going to use you to change students’ lives and lead them to Jesus. But can I just be honest with you for second? I’m also a little worried for you, too. I’m worried because I remember. I remember what those first few months of youth ministry were like for me. I’m sure anyone who’s been doing youth ministry for a while now can say the same thing. We can all look back... Read More
RYM 030: Evaluating Small Group Leaders

RYM 030: Evaluating Small Group Leaders

Small Group Leaders are vital to your youth ministry. If we’re honest though, keeping up with SGLs beyond the kickoff of the year can be a real challenge. But should we really leave such an important part of our ministry unchecked? This week, join ministry leaders and Afton Phillips, Director of Small Group Strategies at Orange, for a conversation about the importance of evaluating Small Group Leaders and what it looks like to set your SGLs up for success in your student ministry’s... Read More
Orange Conference 2018