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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

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