5 Dials Every Student Pastor Needs To Turn

5 Dials Every Student Pastor Needs To Turn

By Will Hutcherson Voices. There are a lot of voices in student ministry that tend to pull our focus in so many different directions. Voices outside of our church shout, “This is the next BIG THING in student ministry!” This can cause us to abandon our original vision in exchange for the envy of what some other ministry has. We buy into the idea that if we don’t do it that way, we won’t be successful. Other voices take form in the expectations of others or our own insecurities, and cause us to... Read More
Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

Bite Back with Compassion International: A Christmas Giving Project

By Liz Hansen Compassion International’s BiteBack! project addresses a unique need in Uganda and other developing countries where a single mosquito bite can lead to malaria—and even death. Malaria has been swatted out in many countries. In fact, it’s entirely preventable and treatable, which is why BiteBack! provides mosquito nets and prevention education for kids and families who live in unsafe conditions.  This year, Orange is pairing up with Compassion to help you BiteBack, too! We invite... Read More
How To Shift Priorities

How To Shift Priorities

By: Jeff Henderson For most student pastors, it’s a tough shift from Summer programming to Fall programming.  Summer is filled with mission trips, fun outings, camps and high relational ministry.  Fall is filled with scheduled programming, parent meetings, Fall retreats, new students and families and letting your newly recruited leaders to start leading a small group. With the shift of seasons, comes a shift in priorities. It seems simple, but it’s easy to forget that clarity... Read More
Casting Orange Vision To Parents

Casting Orange Vision To Parents

Partnering with parents is hard. And casting vision to parents is every harder. However…. One of the keys of successfully implementing the Orange strategy in your student ministry is getting your engaged parents on board.  But how does a student pastor cast the Orange vision to parents? Many XP3 leaders are asking this question especially since the fall is right around the corner. Here’s a podcast by Terry Scalzitti titled Casting Orange Vision To Parents and learn great tools that... Read More
Rethinking the Way We Communicate to Teens

Rethinking the Way We Communicate to Teens

By Tom Pounder Ever been on a plane? I’m sure most of us have. Ever get bored or not pay attention to the pre-flight instructions that the flight attendants give? Again, I’m sure most of us have. After all, if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times. Well, the good people at Virgin America decided that “boring” instructions were no longer good enough for them. So, they came up with this:   The result? Over eight million people have watched it, over 400,000 people have shared it... Read More
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