3 Characteristics of Great Leaders

Ever wondered how to select the right ministry team? There are 3 key characteristics of great leaders you need to look out for. Read More

When Only One Student Shows Up to Small Group 

We have all been there. We show up to small group, and we're the only person who showed up to small group. Confession: I have led middle school small groups… Read More

Three Ingredients to Help Students Recover Following a Pandemic

Today’s kids were already facing mental health problems. Now they feel delayed by the pandemic, and it’s added to their anxiety levels. According to Barna research, 82 percent of Generation… Read More

Is Gen-Z Older Than You Think?

Hey there! My name is Madi Gosch. I’m a 21-year-old intern for the Orange Students team, and I am a bit of a Gen Z expert …  Well, I wouldn’t… Read More

The Volunteer Middle Schoolers Need

Every kid needs someone who knows their history. And every kid needs someone who can rediscover them now.  Read More

3 Vital Elements for Every Student Talk

This post is brought to you by Speaking To Students, the first online community created specifically for men and women who communicate to students on a consistent basis. Learn more at One… Read More

Using XP3 in a Small Church (Part 4): Lead Small

The XP3 blog is all about you, the student ministry leader. That's why we love it when we're able to share helpful ideas and insights straight from student pastors and… Read More

XP3 101 | Teaching with XP3

This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series… Read More