CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

CREW: A New XP3 Series by Doug Fields

If you’ve been working with students for a while, you know there’s no topic more important to them than their friends. For both the student who has a ton of friends and the student who’s struggling to find one friend, this topic hits home. No matter where the students in your ministry sit on the social ladder, relationships in high school are important; who they hang out with, who influences them, and how they treat their crew matters. That’s why we’re so excited to release this series called... Read More
Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our Spring 2017 Series by Kara Powell

Our featured series for the month of February for XP3 High School is called Road Trip. Road trips are awesome, but the unexpected always seems to happen on the road: flat tires, detours, surprisingly great lunch stops, disappointingly awful gas stations. The unexpected is just part of the experience. Life works a lot like this too, and that’s exactly what our new Road Trip series is all about. This three-week series studies the life of Paul. Paul was known for his experiences on the... Read More
We Are Your Team

We Are Your Team

Behind every great leader is a great team. A great team makes a leader more effective. But many churches aren’t large enough to afford a full-time student pastor, much less a full team. But what if your curriculum could help? What if your curriculum could provide more than just great sermons? What if your curriculum could give you an entire team? Well, here at XP3 WE are YOUR team. Our XP3 curriculum teams are made up of current and former student pastors, student ministry staff members, and... Read More
How to Say No and Set Boundaries as a Ministry Leader

How to Say No and Set Boundaries as a Ministry Leader

Have too much to do? Feeling stretched by the length of your to-do list? Welcome to ministry! In a world where just about anything can be included in your job description, how do you keep it all manageable? Are there things we simply must do? Is it okay to say “no” to some requests? How do you decide which to say “yes” to and which to say “no” to? Today we’re excited to share an audio recording of a breakout that Tom Shefchunas led at a recent Orange... Read More
4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

4 Tips to Utilize Social Media for Your Ministry Without Getting Overwhelmed

Social media is an essential form of communication for your student ministry. But it can be overwhelming. Tweet this. Post that. Snap this. Pin that. Send this. Upload that. You barely have the time to prepare for what’s happening this Sunday in your student environment, let alone the time to engage with what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or one of the other 10,000 social media apps. But just because it’s overwhelming doesn’t mean it’s not... Read More