COVID-19

Why Hybrid Ministry is the Future

Let’s all face it: the future of the church is hybrid. But what does that mean? Most churches will say hybrid means offering both an online and an in-person option… Read More

The New Youth Ministry Metrics for 2021

There’s nothing like living through a pandemic to get you thinking about what really matters. The past 12 months, for many people, has been filled with doing most things either… Read More

Explaining XP3’s Digital and Socially Distanced Options

It’s 2021. Our whole world looks different now, and most likely, your youth ministry looks different too.  Whether you’ve moved your youth ministry to be completely digital, or you meet in-person socially distanced, or you meet in small groups in the community—or… Read More

How to Use XP3 Curriculum When Youth Ministry Is Digital

Can we have an honesty-hour? Digital ministry is rough.  I don’t think we can write a whole lot without saying that first . . .  The hardest part? None of this Zoom-fatigued, every-week-pivot, all-aboard-the-struggle-bus ministry world has to do with your lack… Read More

5 Ways to Re-Invest in Volunteers

I’ve noticed the auto care center keeps putting a sticker on my windshield that tells me when it’s time to come back to the shop. It has two options: come back after a certain date, or after a certain number of miles. … Read More

13 Ways to Prevent SGL Burnout In Your Student Ministry

We’ve all had ‘the talk.’ No, not that talk. I’m talking about the one that is prompted by a volunteer catching you on a Sunday and asking if you have time to chat this week. You say yes, but you don’t want… Read More

4 Things That Are Better About Digital Ministry

Last week, like so many small group leaders and ministry leaders around the country, I found myself pivoting toward a new reality hard and fast. After four years of leading my small group of high school girls, I never dreamed our last… Read More