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RYM 050: How To Care For Students Who Have Been Abused

RYM 050: How To Care For Students Who Have Been Abused

In our ministries, the heartbreaking reality is, we will have students that have been or are being abused. That is why it is crucial that we as youth workers know what to do when a situation involving abuse rises. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation with licensed professional counselor Dr. Chinwe Williams. A conversation about how we can best care for students in our ministries who have been abused.

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XP3 High School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

XP3 High School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It’s here, friends! The first season of XP3 High School curriculum for 2019 is officially here. We can’t wait to tell you about it! So let’s jump in: Famous Last Words This year we’re starting our Easter series a bit earlier than usual. That’s because we’re taking time to focus on some of the famous last words shared by Jesus before and after His death and resurrection. In this five-week series we’ll look at some big statements on some big topics, like... read more
XP3 Middle School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

XP3 Middle School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

Friends! Cheers to our first official season of XP3 Middle School curriculum for 2019! Are you so excited? Trust me, you should be, because this Spring season is full of amazing content and incredible truth that we think your students are going to love. This season, we’ve got four different series that look at four uniquely important topics in the life and faith of a middle schooler. We’re going to spend a couple of weeks talking about prayer in our series called LINK. If you’re like me, then... read more
Surviving “The Talk” in Middle School Ministry

Surviving “The Talk” in Middle School Ministry

By Shane Sanchez, Pastor of Youth Ministries at MISSION Community Church in Gilbert, AZ  Is there anything with more potential for awkwardness than talking about sex with a room full of middle schoolers? Probably not! Awkward as it may be, it’s one of the most important and influential conversations you can guide your students through. In my experience, there are a few things you can do to help you get through it with as few awkward moments as possible. So as you’re preparing for “the talk”... read more
RYM 049: Why You Should Never Talk About Purity Again

RYM 049: Why You Should Never Talk About Purity Again

For so long, we as the Church have approached the topics of sex and sexuality through the lens of purity. On this episode, join ministry leaders as they define and speak about the differences between sexual purity and sexual integrity. What it means for our ministries, and how understanding the difference will impact our students.

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RYM 048: Setting Up Second-Semester Seniors to Win In Youth Ministry

RYM 048: Setting Up Second-Semester Seniors to Win In Youth Ministry

When second semester of senior year rolls around, most seniors start quitting things as the end of high school approaches. Some quit certain classes, some quit certain friendships, and some even quit church. On this episode, join Gerald Fadayomi, Marquise Cox, Crystal Chiang, and Sarah Anderson for a conversation on what youth workers can do to help second-semester seniors win—and not quit—as they prepare for graduation and the next chapter in their lives.

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RYM 047: Building Parent Buy-In For Your Youth Ministry

RYM 047: Building Parent Buy-In For Your Youth Ministry

There are all different kinds of parents in youth ministry: helicopter parents, parents who don’t even know their kid attends church, and everything in-between. But no matter where your students’ parents land, there are things every youth leader can do to support parents through the middle school and high school phases. This week, join ministry leaders for a conversation about what it looks like to partner with parents in a way that builds more parent buy-in for your youth ministry.

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Trending: The Strategy Behind These Standalone Messages

Trending: The Strategy Behind These Standalone Messages

Something in the XP3 Middle School world that we’re really excited about is a series of standalone messages called Trending. Throughout our Fall 2018 – Summer 2019 one-year scope, we’re tackling topics in this series that are trending in the world of middle schoolers—things like bullying, race, suicide, self-harm, and more. Our hope in each of these messages is to not only engage the conversations from a faith perspective, but to help students see that church really can be the safest place to... read more
What I’ve Learned About Pumpkin Season

What I’ve Learned About Pumpkin Season

By Mikiala Tennie, Director of Discipleship and Students at First United Methodist Church of Stuart in Stuart, FL I used to have a general apathy toward all things Pumpkin Spice related. As a Floridian, winter is my favorite season and fall is basically an extended summer where we pretend it’s not 87 degrees outside, while wearing our favorite scarves and boots. It’s a holding pattern until Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, my apathy lasted until I started working for a church that... read more
RYM 046: Reaching Students During The Week

RYM 046: Reaching Students During The Week

Reaching students throughout the week can be a challenge, especially if they aren’t showing up to your program. But what if we told you that you could have an even bigger impact reaching students where THEY are during the week? On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation about reaching students throughout the week, inspiring your volunteers to invest in their students outside of weekly programming, and what showing up randomly can do for your students and your youth ministry.

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Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson is a writer and communicator who has been involved in ministry since 2003...

Jamey DickensJamey Dickens

Jamey is a pastor, speaker, and writer of student content for North Point Ministries in Atla...

Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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

Tyler ReesTyler Rees

Tyler is the Project Manager working to keep the XP3 Middle School team in line and on tim...

Brooklyn LindseyBrooklyn Lindsey

Brooklyn is a wife and mother, an international speaker and writer.  She has served as a y...

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

CJ is the Managing Editor for XP3 High School at Orange and one of the hosts and producer...

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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

Sara SheltonSara Shelton

Sara is a writer and communicator who has been serving in student and small group ministry s...

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