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XP3 Middle School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: Summer 2019 curriculum season release day! I’m so excited to share with you what we’ve got coming your way this summer in our brand new season of curriculum at XP3 Middle School. We’re covering four different and very important topics this season that we think have the power to impact middle schoolers right where they are! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for Summer 2019: LOOKOUT How many times in life have you heard a middle schooler talk about... read more

XP3 High School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It’s officially March, a month of anticipation where we’re for impatient for spring, ready for March Madness, and waiting for “Shallow” to take a break. (Just us? Okay.) The good news: the wait is over for our new high school seasonal releases! I Have Questions: Am I affected by entertainment? I Have Questions is our collection of standalone talks that you can use at any time. In this installment we tackle the topic of entertainment. We know that a lot of students will... read more
RYM 059: What Should Your Youth Ministry Be Doing On Social Media?

RYM 059: What Should Your Youth Ministry Be Doing On Social Media?

Most students are on social media every day, which means we should be there too, right? Maybe. On this episode, join some of the Orange Students team as they discuss the benefits and drawbacks of having your youth ministry on social media. Through their conversation, you’ll find out what your youth ministry should—and shouldn’t—be doing on social media and what it could look like for you to start engaging students in a digital world this week.

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RYM 058: The Effects of Social Media on Students

RYM 058: The Effects of Social Media on Students

Even though the most popular social media platforms might change, one thing is certain: Social media is here to stay. The question is, how is it affecting us? This week, join ministry leaders and Social Media Pastor Dave Adamson as they talk about the effects of social media on our students, how we can better partner with parents in this area, and what it looks like for a student to have a healthy relationship with social media.

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RYM 057: How To Ask For A Raise As A Youth Ministry Leader

RYM 057: How To Ask For A Raise As A Youth Ministry Leader

No one likes to have the money conversation. And as youth workers, we know that we’re not paid what we’re worth in ministry, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be compensated appropriately for the work that we do. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation all about asking for a raise: the best time to ask, what you should take into consideration when preparing to ask, and how to start the conversation with your leadership.

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RYM 056: Why Should We Care About Race In Our Youth Ministries?

RYM 056: Why Should We Care About Race In Our Youth Ministries?

As youth workers, one of our goals is to prepare students to be a light wherever they are. Navigating through issues such as the topic of race can be a very dark place. On this episode, join Stuart Hall, Sam Collier, Gerald Fadayomi, and Sarah Anderson for a crucial conversation on why we should care about race in our youth ministries. Learn how you can personally diversify your ministry’s context, and your world as a youth worker.

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How to Recruit Volunteers for Camp

How to Recruit Volunteers for Camp

It may still be freezing cold where you are right now, but as student pastors, we already have summer on the brain. Why? Because camp may be in the summer, but signups happen now! And that’s true for students and volunteering adults alike. In fact, pretty soon you may find yourself asking your volunteers the dreaded question: “So, are you coming to summer camp?” We’ve all been there. You make the ask. Their response? Usually an awkward half-nod, a sheepish half-smile, total eye contact... read more
RYM 055: Finding Success As A Bivocational Youth Ministry Leader

RYM 055: Finding Success As A Bivocational Youth Ministry Leader

Being a bivocational youth ministry worker has its own unique challenges. Embracing those challenges can help you maximize your influence on the students you are serving. On this episode, join ministry leaders for a conversation on navigating the obstacles that you may face being a bivocational youth ministry worker, and how you can find success influencing the next generation simultaneously.

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RYM 054: Help! My Youth Ministry Numbers Plateaued!

RYM 054: Help! My Youth Ministry Numbers Plateaued!

We all know that attendance numbers can fluctuate in youth ministry from week to week. But over time, we all hope to see attendance trending UP. But what do you do when numbers aren’t going up—when they’re plateauing or even going DOWN? In this episode, join local ministry leaders as they talk about how to identify a real attendance plateau, how to track important data in your ministry, and how knowing these key components can help set up your ministry for growth going forward. How... read more
RYM 053: “I’m Just A Youth Pastor” And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

RYM 053: “I’m Just A Youth Pastor” And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

“When are you going to be a real pastor?” “If you just teach Sunday School, what else do you do during the week?” “Where do you see yourself in five years?” If you’re a youth pastor, you’ve probably been asked these questions before—or maybe you’re asking them yourself. How do you answer these questions? This week, join us as we talk about combating misconceptions in youth ministry, building personal confidence, and addressing the lies we tell ourselves about being a youth worker.

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Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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

Crystal ChiangCrystal Chiang

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

Brooklyn LindseyBrooklyn Lindsey

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

Tyler ReesTyler Rees

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

Sara SheltonSara Shelton

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

Jamey DickensJamey Dickens

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

Sarah AndersonSarah Anderson

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

Brett TalleyBrett Talley

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

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