5 Vital Things Youth Workers Should Keep in Mind When Talking About Bullying

5 Vital Things Youth Workers Should Keep in Mind When Talking About Bullying

If you’ve spent any time in youth ministry over the last decade (if you’re reading this, chances are you have!), then you don’t need us to tell you that bullying is a hard-to-handle hot topic in the lives of most students. You’ve probably dealt with your fair share of it in your own ministry context. And even if you haven’t yet, a quick Google search or scan of the news will show you just how much bullying is impacting the lives of middle schoolers around the country. It’s a trending topic in... Read More
XP3 Middle School WINTER 2018 SEASON RELEASE

XP3 Middle School WINTER 2018 SEASON RELEASE

I’m so excited to share with you what we’ve got coming your way this Winter in our brand new season of curriculum at XP3 Middle School. We’re covering four very different and super important topics this season that we think have the power to impact middle schoolers right where they are. You ready? Here we go! We’ll be talking about forgiveness in a series called OVER IT. We’ve all been hurt, or wronged, or found ourselves in conflict with another person. Maybe we’ve even been the ones to do... Read More
3 Ways to Utilize the XP3 Student Daily Devotionals

3 Ways to Utilize the XP3 Student Daily Devotionals

If you’re an XP3 partner, you know one of the components included with every series is a set of daily devotionals to share with your students. These short devotionals come with five days of content and Scripture images created to help your students stay engaged and dive deeper into what they’re learning during each series. The content for each week’s devotionals is developed through the filter of what we call the Four Faith Skills, specific prompts designed to help students grow in four areas... Read More
What YouTube Channels Are Middle Schoolers Watching?

What YouTube Channels Are Middle Schoolers Watching?

Over here at XP3 Middle School, we’ve been reading all we can about Generation Z, with hopes to better understand the recent trends we’ve been noticing among middle schoolers all over the country. One of the most prominent things we’ve noticed as we’ve studied this generation is the increase in middle schoolers’ involvement with social platforms, and especially their involvement with YouTube. In fact, recent studies have shown between 80-95% of Generation Z uses... Read More
The Four Faith Skills

The Four Faith Skills

How do you know if your students are actually growing in their faith? How do you as the Youth Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, or Small Group Leader help students grow in their relationship with God? Is it just about what you teach them? Or is there more? How do we help students make their faith their own? What we do know is there is a difference between… Knowing about someone Meeting them Getting to know them better over time. And just like with people, getting to know God is different than... Read More
Orange Conference 2018