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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

Leaving and Starting Well in Your Next Ministry

I just bought two boxes of Little Debbies Christmas Tree cupcakes last week (if you know, you know). Promptly after getting home, I put them in the cookbook cabinet where… Read More

Exploring Four All-New XP3 Series for Spring 2022

This spring, we’re diving into prayer, sex & relationships, racial justice, and easter. We couldn’t be more excited about it. Read More

A Safe Place for Every Race

Deep inside every person is a desire to be welcomed and wanted. Many communities across the United States are rapidly diversifying and youth pastors need tools to create spaces where… Read More

Young People and Faith: Springtide Research

About one year ago, I was scrolling through the ol’ Twitter feed (which is an eclectic mix of ministry, theology, golf, baseball, music, and 90s wrestling) when I came across… Read More

Activating the Power of Curriculum in Your Small Church

My absolute favorite line in a youth pastor job description is the line that sounds something like . . . “and other duties as assigned.” If you are serving in… Read More

10 Creative Youth Christmas Party Ideas

As the fall season comes to a close, we can’t help but anxiously anticipate the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, Christmas is right around the corner and… Read More

Why Middle & High Schoolers Need their Own Curriculum

Middle schoolers & high schoolers are very different, which is why they have separate curriculum. Check out some of the biggest differences in these curriculum! Read More

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