How to go to camp for free!

Mo’ Money. It’s the one mantra of student ministry that we don’t want to admit. We need “mo’ money” for an intern, “mo’ money” to update our student room, “mo’ money” for scholarships to camps and retreats, and “mo’ money” to reach “mo’” students. Yet for most of us, it feels like a bad thing to want ‘mo money” in Christian ministry. After all, didn’t Nortorious B.I.G. say it best: “It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.” Spoken like a true church leader! The truth... Read More

Mission Trips: Re-Entry

Re-entry, or Mission Trip blues… anyone who has done a short term mission trip has probably experienced these. I remember back a few years ago going on a short term mission trip to Venezuela, to help with the “Jonas Project” which is a home for troubled boys. We did a lot of work there that proved to be challenging both physically and mentally. I remember at the time, leaving “The Farm” and going back to work, with these feelings and emotions that were extremely heightened and magnified just... Read More
Through Five Filters

Through Five Filters

XP3 Students is a comprehensive curriculum designed to fuel three relationships—God, self and others. When we write a series, we write while looking through these five filters: Grow Spiritually Connect Relationally Serve Actively Examine Biblically Decide personally. So why are we mentioning all of this? It’s simple: You need a plan… you need a strategy… you need tools to implement that plan and strategy… and you need them to fit YOU. So when looking through our series, you’ll notice the... Read More
#XP3Hangout

#XP3Hangout

We just finished our first XP3 Hangouts on Air with 9 awesome people around the WORLD. In this hangout we covered Social Media as a topic, and covered the following questions: How do you teach on social media to your students and to your parents (What do you do and say?) What are best ways you are using social media in your student ministry? What social media tools, resources, tips would you recommend to other student pastors? Special thanks to the following people for participating: Bekah C... Read More

DDR Results

The results are in! Here’s a word from our prankee regarding the videos y’all submitted on the blog and under the #xp3ddr hashtag on April 1st. Congrats @HawkerMania! Read More