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7 Trends in Youth Ministry Seen By Orange Specialists

As Orange Specialists, we see trends in youth ministry from the leaders we work with. It's no secret that youth ministry has evolved over the past 18 months. Read to… Read More

How to Use XP3 Curriculum in a Combined Environment

In student ministry, one of the most important filters that everything can be run through is, “What is most helpful for the faith development of the students I’m working with?”… Read More

Engaging Every Parent Everywhere

We as youth ministry leaders care about the faith and future of the next generation. To properly invest in our students, we know we must engage all parents everywhere. That… Read More

Understanding Empathy and Its Importance in Youth Ministry

Hurting people often do not feel seen, they feel alone. When we pause to remember times when we ourselves were hurting, we can relate, we can empathize. Read More

A Student Ministry Guide to Orange Membership

If you’ve been leading a student ministry for more than a week, you’ve likely been hit with the sobering reality that if you don’t become a master recruiter, delegator &… Read More

Equipping Small Group Leaders and Parents to Help Teens Struggling with Depression

As a former high school counselor and group facilitator, and now as a mental health therapist and the parent of a teenager, I know this one thing to be true:… Read More

Going Beyond “Back To Normal” This Fall

As our students head back to school this fall, they want to make up for lost time. Some will take their first steps into a school building in 18 months.… Read More

Countdowns, Interactives, and Digital Options: Big Upgrades To XP3 Curriculum

We're excited to announce some long-awaited upgrades to the XP3 curriculum media package. Read More

How Small Group Leaders Can Help Students After They Encounter Injustice

The follow-up in a student’s life is an essential action we can take when we find out a student has become victimized by or made aware of an act of… Read More

Sit, Don’t Fix, When Responding to Student Anxiety

When you seek to understand a student’s thoughts and beliefs, you'll get a glimpse into the depth of their struggle. Read More

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