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Mobilizing Your Middle School Small Groups to Serve

As a first-year teacher, one of the best things I said yes to was leading an extra-curricular group called “SHOUT.” This group consisted of student leaders who wanted to help… Read More

It’s Here! Meet The All New 2021-2022 XP3 Scope & Cycle

In addition to fresh series titles and new content for the new year, you may have noticed there are some more upgrades on this year’s scope! Here’s a quick tour! Read More

How To Develop Student Leaders In 2021

We need a better way to develop student leaders. One that doesn’t revolve around stacking chairs, but actually engages a student’s developing brains around the cultural, spiritual, and leadership issues… Read More

How to Build a Social Media Plan for Your Youth Ministry

Learning and maintaining a quality social media presence for your youth ministry is complicated (at the very least). As a ministry leader—you don’t want to miss this opportunity to reach students.… Read More

Why Hybrid Ministry is the Future

Most churches will say hybrid means offering both an online and an in-person option for watching a weekly message. But if we stop there, our idea of “hybrid church” is… Read More

Everyday Faith: A New Devotional Strategy For Students

We’re excited to announce the release of the new Faith Skills Experience Kit, helping students develop an everyday kind of faith. Read More

The New Youth Ministry Metrics for 2021

There’s nothing like living through a pandemic to get you thinking about what really matters. The past 12 months, for many people, has been filled with doing most things either… Read More

The 6 Easiest Things You Can Do For Volunteers

When you support your team, they’ll become your best advertisement. Loved leaders bring excellent leaders to serve with them. And leaders who feel loved and supported will be more likely… Read More

Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Ministry Sex Series

How do we best partner with parents when it comes to such a sensitive, yet significant series for their middle schooler? One of the best ways to proactively partner with… Read More

Explaining XP3’s Digital and Socially Distanced Options

Whether you’ve moved your youth ministry to be completely digital, or you meet in-person socially distanced, or you meet in small groups in the community—or maybe even a combination of… Read More

Celebrating a Middle Schooler’s Decision to Walk With Jesus

The message a middle schooler needs to hear is this: “God loves you, and He’ll never stop loving you.” Read More

Don’t Let Busy Distract From What Matters

I’m going to start this blog off with an obvious statement: 2020 has been a rough year for ministry (and most other things). With so many new aspects to doing… Read More