Middle School

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

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 youth of all races are welcomed and wanted. This may seem daunting,… 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 with it comes the excitement of planning fun youth Christmas party events.… Read More

7 Trends in Youth Ministry Seen By Orange Specialists

As Orange Specialists, Charlie, Brett and I have had the privilege of connecting with Youth Leaders all over the world—literally. One of the cool parts about that is noticing the trends in youth ministries based on size, location, region and even race.… 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 others and better themselves in the process. Literally, that’s what SHOUT meant:… 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 socially-distanced or online. School Church Family holidays Hanging out with friends Birthday… Read More

Partnering With Parents During A Middle School Ministry Sex Series

You know what’s on the horizon? The XP3 Middle School sex series, which means a few things might start to happen. Middle schoolers may begin to experience an outpouring of nervous energy when the topic comes up. They may act like they’re… Read More