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

Students today tend to learn best through experience. That’s why it’s so important to connect God’s truth to our students’ personal, everyday lives. Here’s how one of our XP3 partners uses XP3 scripts to do just that . . .

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Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

Last week we wrapped up #OC17, and wow, we a BLAST! We hope you had an incredible time, too. To reflect on the awesome week, we’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes from the conference . . .

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How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

What can your student ministry learn from McDonald’s? More than you think. How the world’s largest fast-food chain can help you clarify your mission, maintain relevance, and grow without sacrificing quality . . .

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Freeze Frame: A Free Game with Slides from XP3

Here’s a FREE GAME for your student ministry! It’s called Freeze Frame. This is an easy game requiring no supplies, so it’s a great game to use if you’re in a pinch. Learn how the game works and download the free slides that go with it . . .

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Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 1): The Big Picture

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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 Anyone who works with students has a huge job to do. If you have worked with students for even one week you know this is a massive undertaking. And the stakes are high! Almost everything in our culture is working to... read more
Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

Our Favorite Quotes from the 2017 Orange Conference

The 2017 Orange Conference officially wrapped up a few days ago, and wow, what an incredible experience it was! We hope you had a blast here in Atlanta, and we hope you enjoyed the music, speakers, and breakouts throughout the conference. Most of all, we hope you walked away with fresh insights and renewed energy as you reengage with your ministry, your volunteers, and your students. One of the things we (the XP3 team) love the most about The Orange Conference is the time we get to spend with... read more
LIMITLESS: A New XP3 Series by Ryan Leak about Potential

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Potential. It’s a strange word for many students. They hear it from parents, teachers, coaches, and maybe even student pastors. But do they really know what it means? Some students hear, “You have a lot of potential.” Others hear, “You’re not reaching your potential.” But what does that mean in a student’s mind? If they have potential does it mean they’ll get into a good college? Does it mean they’re going to accomplish all the things their parents want them to accomplish? Does it mean they’re... read more
New Resources, Giveaways, Meetups, & More at OC17!

New Resources, Giveaways, Meetups, & More at OC17!

The Orange Conference is just around the corner! Along with all the amazing sessions and breakouts, we have a few other can’t-miss things at this year’s conference, including new resources, giveaways, and meetups for our favorite middle school and high school ministry leaders (that’s you!). RESOURCES We’ve put together some brand new bundles for you to check out at this year’s Orange Store! If you’re new to XP3 or still on the fence about whether or not to... read more
How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

How McDonald’s Can Help You Improve Your Student Ministry

Did you know that McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, actually fell into a bit of a slump in the 1990s? McDonald’s was facing attacks from nutrition and environmental critics and was threatened by big competitors such as Subway, Wendy’s, and Burger King. McDonald’s was in trouble, proving that even the biggest can fall if they fail to adapt to consumer and cultural changes. What elements of McDonald’s mistakes and consequent improvement plan can we translate into... read more

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Ashley BohincAshley Bohinc

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

Jeremy ZachJeremy Zach

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

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...

CJ PalmerCJ Palmer

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