This post is part of a series of posts called XP3 101. Be sure to check out the entire series! You can check out the previous post in this series by clicking here.
Hey there! My name is Sarah and I’m the Lead Writer for XP3 High School Curriculum. I’m also a mom and a regular contributor to Orange’s blog designed just for parents, ParentCue.org.
Here at Orange, we believe it’s really important for churches to “cue” parents regularly. What do we mean by that? Well, it’s pretty simple. You cue a parent every time you…
- tell them what you’re teaching.
- share a helpful resource.
- help them be a better parent.
- remind them how much their job matters.
We don’t want you to nag them. We just want you to carefully cue them.
But hey, we know that parents probably aren’t your top priority every week. That’s why, here at XP3, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to cue and partner with parents more effectively. Because here’s what we’re pretty convinced of:
Parents and small group leaders don’t need more content. They need better cues. If you want them to learn more, then tell them less more often.
So with XP3, here’s what we give you:
- A Parent Cue for every teaching series. It’s a short PDF, created just for parents of middle schoolers and high schoolers, that tells parents what you’re teaching, gives them something to think about that relates to what you’re teaching, and challenges them to take one step toward putting it into practice. All the work is done for you! You just need to send it.
- A Social Media Plan for parents. We give you a social media plan for every series, too! It’s a written-for-you plan that helps you keep parents in the loop on what you’re teaching and what they can do to be a better parent to their middle schooler or high schooler.
For even more resources to help you cue parents, you might want to check out GoWeekly.com. It’s our solution to help you better partner with parents every single week!
So there you have it! That’s the XP3 strategy for cueing parents. But stick around. Coming up next in this XP3 101 series, we’ll talk about…
- What is XP3?
- What does “XP3” mean?
- The 7 Segments
- Teaching with XP3
- The XP
- The Parent Cue
- Small Groups
- Scope & Cycle
- XP3 MS and HS differences
- What is an Orange Specialist?
- More Resources for Student Pastors
Check back soon to learn more ins and outs of XP3.