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The One Free Thing You Can Do for Your Graduates

We’ve started the countdown. In less than 12 months, my small group of teenage girls will have our last official, formal small group conversations. When I think about that, I can’t… Read More

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2019-2020 Scope & Cycle Resources for XP3 Partners

If you aren’t familiar with the phrase “Scope & Cycle” or our reasoning behind having one, let me encourage you to head over to the XP3 101 post about it.… Read More

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Why Is My Curriculum Missing A Week and What Should I Do About It?

As a youth pastor, your schedule is important. Your time is both limited and valuable, and that can make planning content for your weekly services a challenge from time to… Read More

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It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: Summer 2019 curriculum season release day! I’m so excited to share with you what we’ve got coming your way this summer in… Read More

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It's officially March, a month of anticipation where we're for impatient for spring, ready for March Madness, and waiting for "Shallow" to take a break. (Just us? Okay.) The good… Read More

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How to Recruit Volunteers for Camp

It may still be freezing cold where you are right now, but as student pastors, we already have summer on the brain. Why? Because camp may be in the summer,… Read More

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Four Key Things To Know About Dealing With Students and Trauma

By Jess Greaser, Youth Director at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA I remember the moment my perspective on trauma shifted. I had been on staff at a large church in… Read More

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XP3 High School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It's here, friends! The first season of XP3 High School curriculum for 2019 is officially here. We can't wait to tell you about it! So let's jump in: Famous Last… Read More

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XP3 Middle School Spring 2019 SEASON RELEASE

Friends! Cheers to our first official season of XP3 Middle School curriculum for 2019! Are you so excited? Trust me, you should be, because this Spring season is full of… Read More

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Surviving “The Talk” in Middle School Ministry

By Shane Sanchez, Pastor of Youth Ministries at MISSION Community Church in Gilbert, AZ  Is there anything with more potential for awkwardness than talking about sex with a room full… Read More

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Trending: The Strategy Behind These Standalone Messages

Something in the XP3 Middle School world that we’re really excited about is a series of standalone messages called Trending. Throughout our Fall 2018 – Summer 2019 one-year scope, we’re… Read More