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
XP3 Game Demo: PHONY PROVERB

XP3 Game Demo: PHONY PROVERB

Kicking off your weekly environment with a game is a great way to help students chill out, get comfortable, and engage with your ministry. Of course, you can’t play the same game every week, which is why student pastors across the country are always on the look out for new games. If that’s you, you’ve come to the right blog post. This week we’re excited to share a new “how to” video of our Orange Specialists team playing the XP3 High School game, PHONY PROVERB. This... Read More
5 Small Group Leader Appreciation Ideas for this Fall

5 Small Group Leader Appreciation Ideas for this Fall

The content of this post has been generously provided by the amazing people at GoWeekly.com. If you enjoy the SGL appreciation ideas below, be sure to check out GoWeekly.com. They have lots of videos, PDFs, and other downloadable resources to equip you, your parents, and your small group leaders! A new school year means new opportunities to show your small group leaders how much you love them! Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1) Set a birthday reminder. At the beginning of the school... Read More
XP3 Game Demo: AXE-PLOSION

XP3 Game Demo: AXE-PLOSION

An XP3 game is a great way to kickoff a week with students in your ministry. Playing a game gives students a chance to relax a bit and get comfortable in your environment prior to moving into a time of worship or into a message. This week we’re excited to share a little “how to” video of our amazing Orange Specialists team playing the XP3 Middle School game, AXE-PLOSION. This game is part of our XP3MS winter season, from the series UPSIDE DOWN. Here’s how it... Read More
How to Join the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

How to Join the Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

If you’ve been following the news over the past week or so, you’ve probably seen images of the terrible flooding in Louisiana. The flooding has damaged or destroyed around 40,000 homes, and the relief effort is only just beginning. While the damage and impact of this flood can be overwhelming, our collective efforts can help the affected communities get back on their feet. Earlier today our Orange Specialists team reached out to one of our partner churches in the area, The Bayou... Read More