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7 Ways to Energize Your Youth Ministry’s Emails

Email is effective, but more than that, good emails are effective. In 2020, your communication needs to cut through the noise—not add to it. Read More

How To Help Students Identify Emotions

Talking about emotions is a learned skill. And being able to name the things you're feeling is a first step to being able to deal and respond to those feelings. Read More

Do I Need A Curriculum When Youth Ministry Is Digital?

In a season of pandemic digital ministry, many churches are getting creative and trying to figure out different ways to program and cut back financially. Read More

What’s Coming to XP3 Curriculum Winter 2020?

Don’t look now, but 2020—that seemingly never-ending year—is almost behind us. Before we know it, Christmas will be here and we’ll be rolling into 2021. Read More

5 Ways to Help Small Group Leaders Have Better Conversations About Racial Injustice

If you’re reading this blog post, then you already know the importance of small groups. And you already know that the best place for these conversations to happen is within… Read More

Making A Tough Call

Have you ever had a student tell you something that left you wondering what to do next? If not, the day is coming. Read More

The One Thing I Would Never Cut from My Youth Ministry Budget

During my first year as a student pastor, I was given an annual ministry budget of $500. Yes, you read that correctly. Just $500 for the entire year. That amount… Read More

Announcing Youth Ministry Exchange

What does your fall look like? If you're like me—and a lot of the leaders I've been talking to—the big word for your fall is unknown. Read More

2 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Ask 6th Graders this Fall

It’s August, which means Back to School season is upon us! Although going “back to school” does look different this year for some, that doesn’t change the fact that school… Read More

What Are XP3 Expansion Packs?

We hear you! Whether it’s Sunday School, a midweek gathering, or an additional small group time, we know so many of you have to come up with programming and content… Read More

How to Use XP3 Curriculum When Youth Ministry Is Digital

Your guide to using XP3 curriculum when youth ministry doesn't look normal. Read More

What Middle Schoolers and Engineers Have in Common

At its foundation, an engineer's job is to connect together concepts to solve problems. Whether you're an electrical, mechanical, or chemical engineer, you're constantly looking for ways to solve problems… Read More