Capture Your Main Point In A Bottom Line

Capture Your Main Point In A Bottom Line

A bottom line is one sentence that captures the main point of your talk in a catchy, memorable, sticky, repeatable, and tweetable way. For example: Light of the world: Church is not just about getting something; it’s about being something. Friends and walking with the wise: As they go, you go. Your story and surrendering to God’s plan: You’ll never understand your story until you wake up to the one you’re already in. Write one sentence that captures your one thing—the main point you want... Read More
The Three Things You Have To Do in Every Student Talk

The Three Things You Have To Do in Every Student Talk

One of the hardest things about communicating is knowing if you did well when it’s all said and done. You put in the work, deliver the talk, and then walk offstage and think, “Hmmm, I wonder how that went…” How do you know if you did a good job? How do you know if you were effective? How do you know if students walked away hearing what you hoped they would hear? As a student pastor who communicates every week, I know what it’s like to wonder. And I also know what it’s like to fail… a lot! I... Read More
3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

This post is brought to you by Speaking To Students, the first online community created specifically for men and women who communicate to students on a consistent basis. Learn more at SpeakingToStudents.com. One of the most challenging and frustrating parts about communicating to students is wondering whether or not you did well. You put in the work, deliver the talk, and then walk off the stage and think, “I wonder how that went.” How do you know if you were engaging? How do you know if you... Read More
XP3 101 | What is XP3?

XP3 101 | What is XP3?

Hey there! My name is Ben and I’m the Creative Director for XP3 High School here at Orange! Starting today, we’ve decided to try something new here on the XP3 blog: a series of posts we’re calling XP3 101. These posts are designed to help you… Learn about XP3 for the very first time. Learn how to better use everything XP3 provides (even if you’ve been using it for years). Cool? Cool. So let’s get started with a pretty basic question. What exactly is XP3? XP3 is the strategy we’ve developed... Read More
All In

All In

What if we could reach more students in our towns… by asking them to participate, not just observe? by asking them to be a part, not just asking them to be quiet and listen? by telling them we need their help, not just telling them to come back next week? Instead of merely hoping that more students will hear about the love of God, what if we summoned more of them to experience God’s love in action? What if we invited students to be a part of the incredible experience that Jesus spoke about:... Read More
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