Partnering with Parents

What Do I Do For Easter This Year?

For the first time in recent history, families won’t be able to get all dressed up and come to church to celebrate Easter with their family and their church family.… Read More

30 Ways To Digitally Connect With Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Here at Orange, we’ve been loving conversations with really smart ministry leaders—people like you who have already pioneered some innovative solutions to help youth ministries connect digitally. And, we want… Read More

Middle School: Understanding This Wonderfully Awkward Phase

Oh, the days of seventh and eighth grade…the phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd; and one smart kid will remind you, “yeah…I know.” Here are a few things you’ll start to discover about kids in… 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 some kind of meeting or program outside of Sunday mornings. I knew our students… 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