How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

Did you know that McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, actually fell into a bit of a slump in the 1990s? McDonald’s was facing attacks from nutrition and environmental critics and was threatened by big competitors such as Subway, Wendy’s, and Burger King. McDonald’s was in trouble, proving that even the biggest can fall if they fail to adapt to consumer and cultural changes. What elements of McDonald’s mistakes and consequent improvement plan can we translate into... Read More
XP3 101 | What does “XP3” mean?

XP3 101 | What does “XP3” mean?

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. Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy and I’m the Co-Director of Orange Specialists here at Orange. I’m also a small group leader and spent a bunch of years serving as a student pastor before joining the team here at Orange. When we first launched XP3, things looked pretty different than they do today, but one thing has always stayed the... Read More
The Student Ministry Preflight Checklist

The Student Ministry Preflight Checklist

Before every flight a pilot must perform a preflight inspection. The pilot in command is responsible for ensuring that the aircraft is in airworthy condition. The pilot must also do a visual inspection of the aircraft. During the visual inspection the pilot will check landing gear, tires, master switches, fuel supply, oil levels, propellers, wings, landing flaps, windshield, and cabin windows. The purpose of preflight is to evaluate whether or not the airplane is ready to perform a success... Read More
How to Utilize High School Students as Volunteers

How to Utilize High School Students as Volunteers

Spiritual growth and serving are connected. Most students who get spiritually stuck need avenues to do something significant. If we as student pastors want to keep moving students in a better direction, we must create consistent opportunities for our students to serve. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of research aimed at why it’s so important for students to serve. Sticky Faith found that the more students serve and build relationships with younger students, the more likely it is... Read More
XP3 Game Demo: 5 ‘N 5

XP3 Game Demo: 5 ‘N 5

An XP3 game is a great way to start a Sunday morning or Wednesday night with your students. It gives students a chance to relax and laugh a little, which can help them engage with what’s going on in your environment. In this video our amazing OS (Orange Specialists) team plays the game “5 ‘N 5” from our upcoming OVER TIME series (part of our XP3HS Summer 2016 curriculum). If you’re an XP3 subscriber our suggested dates for this series are July 10, July 17, July 24, 2016.... Read More