Book Review:  The 1% Solution For Your Work and Life

Book Review: The 1% Solution For Your Work and Life

With the New Year upon us, we thought providing content to help you focus your life and ministry would be a good thing. So here ya go: This book is all about goal clarity and deliberate practice. Goal Clarity.  Be clear about what you want and don’t want. At the heart of this are two concepts that sound the same but are very different: The first is effectiveness, which is doing the right thing. The second is efficiency, which is doing things right (pg. 31-32). Deliberate practice. Everyone who... Read More

More Student Ministry Games For Free!

You can never have enough student ministry game ideas, right? Here are more trench tested student ministry games that work: GAME #1: MERRY MUSICAL CHAIRS This well known game is an old favorite. With one fewer chairs than people, play some Christmas music while the students move around the room. Arrange all the chairs in the middle of the room. When the music stops, everyone tries to find a chair to sit in. The person who doesn’t find a chair is “out.” One chair is taken away and the game... Read More

25 Ways XP3 Can Help

XP3 is all about influencing students, parents and leaders. It doesn’t matter if you are using XP3 or curious about XP3, here’s how we think XP3 can help any student ministry: Series Content High School Teaching Outline & Script Middle School Teaching Outline & Script XP (experience piece) Parent Cue Small Group Content Small Group Leader Email Small Group Questions (including Goal Of Small Group & Next Step) Series Prep & Environment Series Guide (checklist for... Read More
It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: A Jingle Jam Giveaway!

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: A Jingle Jam Giveaway!

Come on everyone loves Christmas music, right? Who doesn’t like these Christmas hits? All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by NSYNC White Christmas by Bing Crosby Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra Drummer Boy (feat. Busta Rhymes) by Justin Bieber Bottom line every year we search for great Christmas music that families will love. We want to play it in our student environments. We want to play it in our cars. We want it playing as we decorate the... Read More
What To Do With The Bird

What To Do With The Bird

Happy Thanksgiving XP3’ers! In our spirit of thankfulness, for you of course, we’d like to share our top tip (and some advice) for having an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.  Here’s our tip: Fry a turkey.  There are other things that undoubtedly factor into your enjoyment – but we can’t control whether your football team wins or whether you have to travel to see your in-laws.  However, we can give you tips on how to (and how not to) successfully fry a turkey. Tip:  Don’t do this:  Advice:  Stop... Read More
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