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If They Aren’t Asking Questions, They Aren’t Listening

Don’t let the term 'philosopher' confuse you. High schoolers want more than theory. They want to know what is helpful for life right now. Read More

Helping Middle Schoolers Answer: Who Am I?

Every phase of a kid's life has unique cultural changes. But you can’t discover everything you need to know about the culture of childhood and adolescence in a book. By… Read More

How to Read a High Schooler’s Mind

Ever had a high schooler try and persuade you that homework doesn’t really matter? Yes? Keep reading. Read More

3 Ways to Help High Schoolers Relate to God

One of the incredible things about a relationship with God is the way He has something unique to show us at every phase. Just like the same dad would respond… Read More

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

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

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

XP3 Middle School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

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

XP3 High School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

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

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

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