A NEW RESOURCE FROM XP3: Daily Scripture Images!

A NEW RESOURCE FROM XP3: Daily Scripture Images!

A few months ago, the XP3 team had a conversation. If you’ve ever used XP3 curriculum, you know that XP3 provides a lot of tools to help you teach your students something from God’s Word every week. It’s woven throughout everything – from the time your students walk in the door to the time they go home. But, a few months ago, our team had a question. We wanted to know… Was there anything more we could do? Was there a way to help you better engage students in God’s Word, not just on Sundays or... Read More
Creating Games That Engage Students

Creating Games That Engage Students

Creating Games That Engage Students By Kenny and Elle Campbell Fun matters. It matters to a kid’s faith, so it should matter to us as we create ministry experiences for them. There are a lot of ways to infuse more fun into your weekly experiences, and creating engaging games is one of them. But if you’ve ever prepared or led a game for students, you know that finding, creating, and executing games that connect with students isn’t always easy or intuitive. So here are four principles for... Read More
XP3 Middle School Is HERE!

XP3 Middle School Is HERE!

For the last whole-bunch-of years, we have been convinced of something. The middle school phase is unique. The middle school phase is pivotal. The middle school phase matters. Middle school is a time of change. 6th graders are typically navigating a new school. 6th, 7th and 8th graders are dealing with hormonal changes, brain changes, body changes, and emotional changes. Socially their friend groups are changing, their interests are changing, and their involvement in sports and activities are... Read More
Empowering Volunteers

Empowering Volunteers

I want to tell you about a little Campference tradition that I got to be a part of last year: the Soapbox Sessions. Apparently, every year, Marko asks a handful of Campference people to give quick little 5-minute “soapbox rants” in response to this question: “What is one thing you wish every middle school youth worker would stop doing, or start doing, or understand?” And, he asked me to get in on it. So here’s my response, inspired by my 5-minute Campference Soapbox Rant. When I was in middle... Read More