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3 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Ever wondered how to select the right ministry team? There are 3 key characteristics of great leaders you need to look out for. Read More

Communicating To Middle Schoolers In A Digital Environment

Communicating to middle schoolers isn’t easy. But communicating to middle schoolers in a digital environment? Well, that’s a totally different ballgame—one we’ve all had to get familiar with in a… Read More

2022-2023 Scope & Cycle Resources

What if you had a 3-year plan for what you teach, when you teach it, and how often you'll repeat timeless truth? Read More

When Only One Student Shows Up to Small Group 

We have all been there. We show up to small group, and we're the only person who showed up to small group. Confession: I have led middle school small groups… Read More

Three Ingredients to Help Students Recover Following a Pandemic

Today’s kids were already facing mental health problems. Now they feel delayed by the pandemic, and it’s added to their anxiety levels. According to Barna research, 82 percent of Generation… Read More

Is Gen-Z Older Than You Think?

Hey there! My name is Madi Gosch. I’m a 21-year-old intern for the Orange Students team, and I am a bit of a Gen Z expert …  Well, I wouldn’t… Read More

3 Things to Remember When Talking About Freedom to Middle and High Schoolers

If you have spent any time with middle or high school students you know one thing is true. Freedom matters to them. Often, they want more freedom or become overwhelmed… Read More

How to Grow Your Faith Outside of Programming

As much as I wish students would clear their calendars and see weekly youth ministry programming as a not-to-be-missed part of their week, it just isn’t. And that’s okay, because… Read More

Can’t-Miss Breakouts for Small Churches at OC

We are finally going to gather in a space with other like-minded leaders. I know that the last couple of years has been challenging. Honestly, even saying that doesn’t seem… Read More

Building an All-Star Youth Ministry Teaching Team

Building a teaching team will make you a better student ministry leader. Now, I know. You might be thinking something like: “I don’t have time to build a teaching team!… Read More

My Top 5-ish YouthMin Breakouts for OC from an OS

It’s the most wonderful tiiime of the yeeeeaaar! With the speakers tale-telling and everyone… Ok, I have no clue what to add next and that doesn’t really work well being… Read More

Why Talk About Singleness In Middle School?

“Should we really do a talk on singleness?” I asked this question of our XP3 Middle School team here at Orange Students during a brainstorming session for our upcoming series… Read More