The Orange Conference is just around the corner, and along with the amazing sessions and breakouts we will have a great new lineup of products and resources for you to check out. This is the time of the year we have the opportunity to show you all of the new things we’ve been working on to help you do ministry better. We always have dozens of new resources debuting at The Orange Conference, but here are a few resources that XP3 is really excited about, especially for our middle school and high school leaders and pastors.
Don’t Miss It by Kristen Ivy and Reggie Joiner
You will have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from High School. It goes by fast. And the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character can seem overwhelming.
If you are a parent you have probably realized by now that you . . . can’t make a toddler share, can’t force a child to have faith, can’t compel a teenager to make smart decisions.
But there is something you can do. You can make this week count. And then do it again, and again.
What you understand about your kids now, has the potential to change their future.
So don’t miss it. If you don’t miss what’s happening during this phase. Then maybe they won’t miss some important things they need to know about life. That’s why what you do this week matters. It’s Just A Phase, So Don’t Miss It.
Leading Not Normal Volunteers: A Not Normal Guide for Leading Your Incredible, Quirky Team by Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth
So you lead volunteers. You lead the quirky, the crazy, and the amazingly incredible. Your volunteers are essential and you know that. They have skills, wisdom, experience, and the desire to do something significant. You couldn’t do ministry without these volunteers, but they probably couldn’t do their best work without you either. You are in the best position to show them just how much of a difference they can make.
In Leading Not Normal Volunteers, Sue Miller and Adam Duckworth show you how to lead your volunteers in practical and unexpected ways, how to leverage their quirks, and how to equip them to become incredible volunteers. In this book written especially for leaders, Sue and Adam give you the tools you need to guide your volunteers as they read the companion volume — Not Normal: Seven Quirks of Incredible Volunteers — and find out what it means to be truly not normal.
Wired Group Experience
Have you ever tried to set a new goal or start a new habit? It can be tough, right? That’s especially true when it comes to students developing spiritual habits. Study after study reminds us that you’re likely to go farther, faster when you go after your goals alongside other people. That’s why the WIRED Group Experience is so powerful for student groups. (More about this new resource next week here on the XP3 blog!)
Lead Small Training: Move Them Out
The success of a small group is really measured by what happens outside of small group. Like it or not, your groups will get stuck during different phases of their lives, and it’s the job of the small group leader to motivate them to keep moving in the right direction. MOVE THEM OUT TRAINING KIT gives you the resources you need to cast vision and train small group leaders on the Lead Small principle of Move Them Out.
Lead Small Ice Breakers
Sometimes getting the conversation started in small group can be a challenge—but nothing a few fun, thought-provoking questions can’t solve! The Lead Small Icebreaker Box can be used at the beginning of each small group and gets to the tough questions like, “Would you rather have a unicorn horn or a squirrel tail?” and “What is something you would never eat with cheese?” Throw in a few small group challenges like paper airplane contests and a few group superlative questions and you’ve got everything you need to break the ice and get the conversation with your few started.
XP3 Middle School Basic Truth Poster Bundle
XP3 Middle School Posters help enhance your environment. This bundle consists of three 24 x 36 posters: I Will Follow Jesus Because He Knows Me Better Than I know Myself, I Will Love God Because He Will Never Stop Loving Me, I Will Live Out God’s Story So Others Can Know Who Jesus Is.
XP3 High School Basic Truth Poster Bundle
XP3 High School Posters help enhance your environment. This bundle consists of three 24 x 36 posters: I’m Created To Pursue A Relationship With My Creator. I Trust What Jesus Did To Transform Who I Need To Become, I Exist To Demonstrate God’s Love To Those Around Me.
Phase Graphics Kit – Expanded Edition
Each phase is unique and every phase is passing quickly by. How will you keep parents and leaders on the same page so they can have maximum impact in the life of every kid at every phase? The Phase graphics kit has everything you need so you can bring the phase message to life in every environment this year.
Lasting Impact Team Edition
This resource takes Carey Nieuwhof’s best-selling book, Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Can Help Your Church Grow, one significant step further. In the Team Edition videos, Carey Nieuwhof leads you and your leaders through each of the critical conversations outlined in the book, plus he adds a bonus video on how to have the conversations you need to have without tearing your team apart.
And much more!
We’ll also have some awesome sales on existing resources as well as other special offers. And, yes, there will be plenty of new T-shirts and other lifestyle items! Be prepared to Think Orange, dress orange, read orange, drink orange, dance orange, and much more! For those of you who can’t be with us, these new resources will be available soon in our online store as well. Please visit OrangeStore.org for our full line of resources.