4 Ways to Keep Up with Student Culture

4 Ways to Keep Up with Student Culture

“The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines from one city to another, almost as fast as birds can fly, 15 or 20 miles an hour…”  – Oliver Evans, 1755-1819. Remember the first time you experienced an Internet connection that was NOT dial-up? For me, that was my college dorm room. We had a “T1 line.” I didn’t know what that meant, but I knew it was fast. It was like a whole new world. I could download a photo without taking a water break. Even downloading a... Read More
Movies, High School, And Studying “The Nature of the Beast”

Movies, High School, And Studying “The Nature of the Beast”

One morning in college, I showed up to my 9am class to find the lights low and the opening credits of a movie already rolling (I was part of the one-minute-after-is-still-on-time tribe). It was one of my education classes, and as the opening scenes started, my professor said something I’ll never forget: “If you’re going to do this well, you’re going to have to know the nature of the beast.” That beast was high school students. And that movie…was The Breakfast Club. And to some extent, my... Read More
Thirty Challenge

Thirty Challenge

Today I started the Thirty Challenge with my small group. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the main idea: Spend 30 minutes with God for 30 days. This isn’t something our student ministry requires (although it’s encouraged), but it’s something I want for the girls in my group. Why? Because reading the Bible (the actual Bible and not just devotionals) is important. Because challenging yourself to do things that seem hard is also important, too. Because they’ll never have more free time than... Read More
XP3 High School FALL 2018 SEASON RELEASE

XP3 High School FALL 2018 SEASON RELEASE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! OK, it’s not Christmas. And, it’s not the day after church camp. But it’s still a pretty good day because the new FALL SEASON of XP3 High School is out today! Watch This: Fall 2018 XP3 HS Walkthrough – Facebook Live Our team is so excited to share what’s been in the works for such a long time. This fall we’re going to be talking about five topics (that’s right, FIVE) that have the potential to challenge your high schoolers thinking and grow... Read More
XP3 101 | The 7 Segments

XP3 101 | The 7 Segments

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here. Hey! My name is Crystal and I’m the Director of High School Strategy here at Orange. If you’ve been following the XP3 blog, you know we’re in the middle of a series of posts designed to help you learn more about XP3 and how to make the most out of all of the tools we provide. And we’re going to keep that series going today as we... Read More
Orange Conference 2018