Partnering with Parents

Middle School: Understanding This Wonderfully Awkward Phase

Middle school is the phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd, and one smart kid will remind you, “yeah…I know.” Read More

Stop, Shop, Pray

By Jonathan Payne, Youth Worker at South Point Community Church in Leonardtown, Maryland. As a relatively new volunteer youth worker, I was looking for a way to come up with… 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 are about to happen. Middle schoolers will act like they’re repulsed by the idea of talking about sex, yet somehow your youth group attendance will… Read More

Post Camp Conversation Guide (Free Download!)

It's July and it's hot outside, which means it's camp season for student ministries all across the country. (In fact, our very own High School Camp is happening right now in the mountains of Tennessee!) As you undoubtedly know, summer camps can… Read More

Casting Orange Vision To Parents

Partnering with parents is hard. And casting vision to parents is every harder. However.... One of the keys of successfully implementing the Orange strategy in your student ministry is getting your engaged parents on board.  But how does a student pastor cast… Read More

Building a Strong Family Ministry in Your Church: An Interview with Perry Noble

How do you feel your church focuses on family ministry?           Well... Reggie Joiner interviews Perry Noble (Senior Pastor at New Spring Church) on how New Spring Church focuses and resources their family ministry environments. In order to… Read More

Move ’em Up

One of my favorite parts of Middle School Ministry is watching 5th graders transition into our program each Spring. We realized several years ago that after spending 11 years in our awesome Children’s Ministry, students may be a little shy about making… Read More

20 Ways To Partner With Parents

At The Orange Conference 2014, the XP3 team lead the Orange student interactive.  Before the interactive we polled all the attendees asking:  What is the one question you would ask the Orange XP3 team? We received an overwhelming amount of answers.  But… Read More

What’s the best gift your church can give a student?

By Ted Lowe Chances are if you are reading this, you not only love kids, you have devoted much of your life to them. Whether your heart leans more toward babies, elementary age, middle schoolers or high schoolers, you get how important… Read More

Ways To Connect With Parents of Students

Connecting with parents is hard!  Parents today are more busy than ever and they have a mindset of it's the church's responsibility to take care of the spiritual needs of my kid. It's is easy for a student pastor to get overwhelmed… Read More