XP3 101 | The Parent Cue

XP3 101 | The Parent Cue

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 there! My name is Sarah and I’m the Lead Writer for XP3 High School Curriculum. I’m also a mom and a regular contributor to Orange’s blog designed just for parents, ParentCue.org. Here at Orange, we believe it’s really important for churches to “cue” parents regularly. What do we mean by that? Well, it’s pretty simple. You cue a... Read More
Wired:  A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Wired: A 4-Week Devotional Experience For Students

Before I graduated from high school there were certain things my parents wanted me to know. How to change a tire. How to do laundry. How to keep track of the amount of money left in a bank account. There was something about knowing my time in their care was coming to an end that got them thinking about what I was taking with me. As a student pastor, you probably think the same way. Except it isn’t just when you students are getting ready to graduate that you think through these kinds of... Read More
Closed Groups

Closed Groups

Did you ever take debate class in high school? It’s also known as Arguing 101. It was a class where you learned how to verbally fight—and it was generally about things you cared nothing about. You were assigned topics and then assigned a side to argue on. For someone who is wired more as a peacemaker, it didn’t always feel natural to take a side in an argument I didn’t necessarily feel passionate about in the first place. Thankfully what we’re talking about here, I am passionate about—the... Read More
Book Review: Love Does by Bob Goff

Book Review: Love Does by Bob Goff

By Sarah Anderson Sometimes you read a book and you fall in love with the content—you want to keep reading to learn more. And sometimes you can’t put down a book because you are drawn to the author himself. The substance is great. But more than anything you want to know more about the individual because you know the gem isn’t simply in the words, but in the person behind the scenes writing it all. This is the case with Love Does by Bob Goff. It’s a great book made better because of the... Read More
Pain During The Christmas Season

Pain During The Christmas Season

By Sarah Anderson Christmas—for many—is not an easily navigated season. It is burdened with paradox—powerful hope, joy, expectation—but also brings to the surface long buried hurts, and fresh felt pain. It is a season of contradiction. This Christmas, it is never more true. The tragedy of Connecticut felt deeply personal and brought a sense of innocence lost to us a nation. But in my corner of the world, it seems Christmas this year bears unwelcome news and unforeseen pain, to more people than... Read More