What do middle schoolers need most? (An Interview with Brooklyn Lindsey)

What do middle schoolers need most? Check out how Brooklyn Lindsey answers this question. Great interview!

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Why is High School an Important Phase? (An Interview with Stuart Hall)

High school is the phase when what students have been told and what they’re experiencing come into conflict with each other. Hear more from Stuart Hall on the importance of the high school phase in today’s blog post . . .

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3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

There are three vital elements for every student talk. Do you know what they are? Ben Crawshaw drops some insight . . .

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High School Crisis Conversation Guides for Parents and SGLs

With the growing conversation around suicide, mental illness, and even shows like 13 Reasons, it’s becoming even more important for us to support our students and help them navigate any crisis they may be facing. Download the FREE High School Crisis Conversation Guides for Parents and SGLs . . .

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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
Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 5): Presentation Matters

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 5): Presentation Matters

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That’s why we love it when we’re able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and leaders like you. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Tim Van Dalen Last week we talked about the importance of small groups in your student ministry. However, that does not mean the presentation of God’s Word is unimportant. It is very important! Students need to know what God’s... read more
Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 4): Lead Small

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 4): Lead Small

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That’s why we love it when we’re able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and leaders like you. If you would like to contribute in a future post, send us an email. By Tim Van Dalen One of the most difficult realities I have had to face in student ministry is that I am not the best person to help every student grow in their faith. I have a passion for working with students and walking through... read more

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CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

CJ is the Managing Editor for XP3 High School and Social Media Strategist for XP3's blog...

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

Brett Talley is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after 11 years in full time minis...

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

Crystal currently leads the XP3 High School initiative at Orange. Before that, she spen...

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

Jeremy aka JZ spent 9 years as a paid, professional youth pastor in the local church. Now J...

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

Ashley Bohinc serves as the Director of Middle School Strategy at Orange, is the co-host of...