3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

This post is brought to you by Speaking To Students, the first online community created specifically for men and women who communicate to students on a consistent basis. Learn more at SpeakingToStudents.com. One of the most challenging and frustrating parts about communicating to students is wondering whether or not you did well. You put in the work, deliver the talk, and then walk off the stage and think, “I wonder how that went.” How do you know if you were engaging? How do you know if you... Read More
3 Ways To Set And Keep Goals That Drive Your Week [Jon Acuff Breakout]

3 Ways To Set And Keep Goals That Drive Your Week [Jon Acuff Breakout]

Last week we talked about goal setting . . . in July. And while setting goals in July is a bit unconventional, it might just be the best time of to set goals for ourselves and goals for our student ministries. But wanting to set goals is one thing. Actually setting goals that drive us to better ourselves and better our student ministries is another thing. This week, we want to help you set practical, meaningful goals that drive your week. That’s why we’re excited to share an audio... Read More
JULY: The Best Month to Set Goals for Your Student Ministry?

JULY: The Best Month to Set Goals for Your Student Ministry?

July isn’t exactly the month most of us think about setting goals. In fact, July is probably the time of the year when goals are farthest from our minds. After all, we’re a full six months past the goals we set in January and six months away from the goals we’ll set next January. Not only is it not goal-setting season, it’s the middle of summer. And summer means our lives are slowing down for a bit—especially after we get back from summer camp with our students. Maybe... Read More
New Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

New Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “Scope & Cycle” or our reasoning behind having one, let me encourage you to head over to the XP3 101 post about it from this past March. The purpose of this blog isn’t just to rehash all of that golden information, but rather to inform you of some awesome information and documents about our updated Scope & Cycle resources. What’s New Our previous Scope & Cycle was dated from 2015 through 2018. Our new Middle School and High School Scope &... Read More
IF / THEN: A New XP3 Series by Josh Griffin

IF / THEN: A New XP3 Series by Josh Griffin

For many students, thinking of Jesus as an actual person from history is a challenging perspective to grasp. Often, they view Jesus more like a character from a fairy tale than a real, living human who experienced many of the same emotions and problems they have. This perspective often makes it difficult for students to connect with Jesus—to engage in an authentic relationship with Him. In our new series If / Then, we hope to give students a better idea of who Jesus really is. And to do that... Read More