Post Camp Conversation Guide (Free Download!)

Post Camp Conversation Guide (Free Download!)

It’s July and it’s hot outside, which means it’s camp season for student ministries all across the country. (In fact, our very own High School Camp is happening right now in the mountains of Tennessee!) As you undoubtedly know, summer camps can be pivotal events in the lives of your students and small groups. Retreats often become the catalysts for powerful small group bonding, incredible memories, and significant faith decisions. What you may not know, though, is the... Read More
Casting Orange Vision To Parents

Casting Orange Vision To Parents

Partnering with parents is hard. And casting vision to parents is every harder. However…. One of the keys of successfully implementing the Orange strategy in your student ministry is getting your engaged parents on board.  But how does a student pastor cast the Orange vision to parents? Many XP3 leaders are asking this question especially since the fall is right around the corner. Here’s a podcast by Terry Scalzitti titled Casting Orange Vision To Parents and learn great tools that... Read More
Building a Strong Family Ministry in Your Church: An Interview with Perry Noble

Building a Strong Family Ministry in Your Church: An Interview with Perry Noble

How do you feel your church focuses on family ministry?           Well… Reggie Joiner interviews Perry Noble (Senior Pastor at New Spring Church) on how New Spring Church focuses and resources their family ministry environments. In order to achieve the maximum potential from a family ministry, it must be championed and FULLY supported by the senior pastor. What does that look like? Join Perry as he talks about the same ups and downs that you probably face, and... Read More
Move ’em Up

Move ’em Up

One of my favorite parts of Middle School Ministry is watching 5th graders transition into our program each Spring. We realized several years ago that after spending 11 years in our awesome Children’s Ministry, students may be a little shy about making the transition to Middle School Ministry if they have never seen it in action. So, we started inviting students to a 5th Grade Welcome Night each May to build anticipation for the following year. After several years of doing this event, we’ve... Read More
20 Ways To Partner With Parents

20 Ways To Partner With Parents

At The Orange Conference 2014, the XP3 team lead the Orange student interactive.  Before the interactive we polled all the attendees asking:  What is the one question you would ask the Orange XP3 team? We received an overwhelming amount of answers.  But there was a reoccurring question that kept coming up which was:  How can I best partner with parents?   So our team asked the top student ministries in the country who are successfully partnering with parents to share their tips. Our team... Read More