Orange Strategy

Why Hybrid Ministry is the Future

Most churches will say hybrid means offering both an online and an in-person option for watching a weekly message. But if we stop there, our idea of “hybrid church” is… Read More

Introducing A Better Devotional Strategy For Students

We’re excited to announce the release of the new Faith Skills Experience Kit, helping students develop an everyday kind of faith. 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

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 was for 52 weeks of both middle school and high school ministry.… Read More

Using Digital Devotional Plans in Your Youth Ministry

We’re living in a mobile-first world. That means—most students (and really, most people!) are regularly accessing everything that’s important to them on their phones first. From banking information and receipts, to photos and emails, and yes, even the tools they need for… Read More

Expect a Crisis: Faith in Middle School

There are three drives that are hardwired in every kid: Wonder Discovery Passion If you think about those drives as dials you turn to help a kid connect with God, then what if you turn those dials to different volumes for different… Read More

[E-Book] Raise the Flag: Middle School Matters More Than You Think

Looking for encouragement? Or language to convince someone why what you do matters so much? Check out and be encouraged by an eBook all about why middle school matters more than we think. You’ll hear from voices like Tom Shefchunas, Mark Oestreicher,… Read More