Crystal Chiang

Executive Director of Student Strategy

Crystal Chiang is the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. Before joining the team in Atlanta, she spent 10 years as a high school Spanish teacher and student ministry leader, doing everything from small groups to speaking to curriculum design. Crystal and her husband, Tom, live in Atlanta, GA with their embarrassingly ill-tempered chihuahua, Javier.

Episode 10

RYM 010: Keeping Pace With Student Culture

If there’s one thing we all know about the culture our students are living in, it’s that it is constantly changing. From the shows they watch and the accounts they… Read More
Episode 9

RYM 009: When To Leverage (And Not Leverage) Culture

What’s happening in culture should be important to every youth leader. Why? Because culture reflects the world our students are part of every single day. In this episode, join ministry… Read More
Episode 5

RYM 005: What Every Youth Leader Wishes They Could Ask Jon Acuff

What tools do you use to memorize your content when you speak? What should youth leaders stop doing when it comes to social media? How can I get better at… Read More
Episode 4

RYM 004: How Are Middle School And High School Students Different?

Navigating the tension of how to effectively communicate to and connect with both middle school and high school students can be difficult. If you've ever wondered, “Is it possible to… Read More
Episode 3

RYM 003: What does it mean to get better?

Whether it’s personally or professionally, there are areas in which we all want to “get better.” And if you’ve ever wondered what exactly “getting better” looks like, this episode is… Read More
Episode 2

RYM 002: What do we do about losing our high school students?

By the time our students reach their senior year, most of them have disappeared from our youth ministries. Why is that? And more importantly, what should we do about it?… Read More
Episode 1

RYM 001: How do I get my lead pastor to…?

Have you ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with an idea? If you've ever tried to get your lead pastor on board with a new event, a… Read More

RYM 000: About This Podcast

Welcome to Rethinking Youth Ministry – a podcast for youth ministry leaders, pastors, volunteers, workers, and anyone who cares about middle school and high school students. In our opening episode,… Read More

XP3 101 | The 7 Segments

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series… Read More