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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

When to Split Your Middle and High School Ministry

When, why, and how do you split your 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

XP3 Middle School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: Summer 2019 curriculum season release day! I’m so excited to share with you what we’ve got coming your way this summer in our brand new season of curriculum at XP3 Middle School. We’re covering… Read More

XP3 High School SUMMER 2019 SEASON RELEASE

It's officially March, a month of anticipation where we're for impatient for spring, ready for March Madness, and waiting for "Shallow" to take a break. (Just us? Okay.) The good news: the wait is over for our new high school seasonal releases!… Read More

Trending: The Strategy Behind These Standalone Messages

Something in the XP3 Middle School world that we’re really excited about is a series of standalone messages called Trending. Throughout our Fall 2018 – Summer 2019 one-year scope, we’re tackling topics in this series that are trending in the world of… Read More