You have ONE job.
Well, actually you have about thirty jobs.
LEADER, COORDINATOR, PLANNER, DESIGNER, MARKETER, PHOTOGRAPHER, STRATEGIST, RECRUITER
And that’s just to name a few.
The problem? Balancing all of these jobs can take you away from your most important job: Being the ONE.
The ONE who leads. The ONE who influences. The ONE who connects with… The ONE who changes the lives of your students.
There’s only ONE you who can do that job.
That’s where we come in.
We’re XP3 Students.
And we’re a team that also has ONE job:
To help you do what only YOU can do. To help you be the ONE.
Think of us as your behind the scenes team taking care of all the other stuff that stands in the way of you doing your most important job.
Series graphics? Done and done. Parent emails? Written and ready to go. Background playlists? Already cued up? Social media plan? Check! Encouragement for your Small Group Leaders?
All of this (and more!) will shrink your to-do list so you can do this:
Be YOU. Be the ONE.
After all, there’s only ONE you. And we want to help you do what only YOU can do.
XP3 Middle School offers an add-on SPANISH TRANSLATION CURRICULUM. It’s a great addition to your new or existing XP3MS license that helps you connect with the Spanish-speaking kids in your church and better connect with their parents.
CLICK HERE to learn more!
THE ORANGE STRATEGY
Combining child development and theology to create a comprehensive strategy for every phase of a kid’s life to influence their faith from birth to graduation.
Anchored to the Gospel of Jesus
Jesus reprioritized what was important when he said…
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.”
That’s why Orange wants every kid or student to trust in Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves, and the world around them. We want them to make wiser decisions, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. And we want them to be in a small group of peers connected to a consistent adult who can guide their spiritual growth.
Comprehensive from birth through college
You can’t have an effective strategy if you can’t get leaders on the same page. Many age-group curriculums work independently from each other—what happens in the preschool environments seems disconnected from what happens in elementary, middle school, and high school—and the organization can drift into a collection of random programs that don’t really compliment each other. But Orange provides a strategic curriculum that aligns leaders and programs so that every child in your ministry grows up with an authentic faith in Jesus.
In each curriculum, practical content and applications are provided that are unique to each phase of a kid’s or teenager’s life. Although each curriculum has a unique age-group focus, every lesson recycles an essential idea that is connected to a master plan. Together all of these curriculums create a comprehensive
Developmentally relevant for each age group
Although God’s story remains the same, every age group understands and responds to the Good News in their own way. If you hope to translate the essence of Scripture to the heart of a kid or teenager, you need to understand how they are wired. A 6th grader has different spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental needs than a high school senior. Biblical truth needs to be presented in a way that is personally relevant if you want it to stick.
For the past three years, Orange has partnered with the Phase Project to conduct hundreds of hours of research, interviews, surveys, and conversations with leaders who invest in the lives of kids and teenagers. Our writers, editors, video producers and creative directors continually seek new, innovative ways to say, show and teach timeless Biblical truths to every age-group from birth to graduation.
Simple for parents to implement at home
Whereas a church only has 40 hours of potential influence with kids each year, the average parent or guardian has 3,000 hours of potential influence. You increase your potential to influence a child when you tap into a parent’s influence. That’s why all Orange curriculum includes tangible cues parents can use at strategic times throughout the week to reinforce what was talked about on Sunday.
Over the past decade, Orange has partnered with research organizations like Fuller Youth Institute and Barna to discover what is changing about the landscape of families in our communities. No matter where your church is located, we know this is true: You are surrounded by married parents, single parents, re-married parents, adoptive parents, un-churched parents, and grandparents who are parenting again. We are more committed than ever to create resources that will inspire and mobilize every parent to do something more for their child’s faith.
Supported by a network of experienced leaders
Each church is assigned an Orange Specialist to personally assist in implementing curriculum and strategy. These specialists have real world experience as a family ministry leader, and each one has helped hundreds of churches just like yours. They are well-equipped to provide innovative solutions for every ministry context.
Whether your church has 250 regular attendees or 25,000, the Orange Specialist assigned to you will be trained and experienced to help churches of your specific size.
The team at Orange works with specialists in child development, parenting, leadership, education, and service organizations to make sure we are always learning from other learners. And Orange Specialists talk to over 48,000 leaders every year who do what you do in churches of every size, denomination, region, and demographic. In fact, for every hour of time you give a kid, Orange gives you over 100 hours of research, writing, and support.
Easy to customize for YOUR church
Orange was the first curriculum to launch an online, fully-customizable church curriculum over ten years ago. From the beginning, our mission has been to make it as easy as possible for churches to win in their community. That means that we want to give you the resources you need, in the way you need them, with a high level of flexibility. Bend it, shape it, make it your own. Because it’s web-based, the material can be crafted to fit your environment, using editable text files and customizable graphics.
Based on weekly conversations with leaders in small churches, large churches, city churches, and rural churches, Orange is innovating once again. This year, Orange launched an all new curriculum delivery system for so that it’s faster, easier, and even more effective with your particular community.
Designed for relational discipleship
The Orange strategy emphasizes a relational approach to ministry by providing resources for consistent adult leaders to engage kids and teenagers every week. When you put a trusted adult (beside a parent) in the life of a child or teenager, you provide an additional voice reinforcing core values. That’s why Orange curriculum not only provides activities and discussion questions for a small group setting, but it also systematically trains leaders every week of the year.
Every month, Orange writes over a million words and produces over 25 videos all with one purpose: to connect kids and teenagers with a consistent leader who can help move them to make wiser decisions, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. We create the resources so you can focus on building relationships.
We make it easy to implement the Orange strategy.
XP3 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
FOUR EASY STEPS TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR XP3 MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM:
XP3 Middle School offers curriculum packages created with your church size, location, budget, and unique needs in mind.
We’ve provided pricing packages to give you the resources you need, in the way you need them, with a high level of flexibility.
HERE’S A QUICK EASY GUIDE TO HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU:
- Have under 15 students in your student ministry and combine middle school and high school?
- Need great ideas for student ministry activities on a tight budget?
- Need simple ways to engage parents, even if they don’t attend your church?
Then STARTER is created with you in mind.
- Have more than 15 students or separate environments for middle school and high school?
- Need developmentally appropriate messages and small group questions for middle school and high school??
- Need age-specific content to enhance both your middle school and high school environments?
Then BASIC is created with you in mind.
- Have more than 15 students or separate environments for middle school and high school?
- Need video, playlists, graphics transitions and additional production elements to enhance your environments?
- Need a plan for communicating your worship leaders and teaching team?
Then PREMIUM is created with you in mind.
When a church purchases a year license, the price is discounted significantly from the monthly cost. The Cancellation of the license nullifies that discount, and a fee of $200 for each downloaded month (full or partial) by any user on your account will be deducted from your refund. There is also a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations are accepted within 60 days of account sign up or renewal with the following fees imposed: 1) $50.00 cancellation fee 2) $200.00 for each month’s curriculum previously downloaded. Only one cancellation per curriculum license is allowed per organization. The total refund due will equal the original license fee payment, less the $50 cancellation fee and any applicable download charges.
WHAT PARTNERS ARE SAYING
“I love not having to spend hours and hours planning a program and using my extra time to build relationships.”PAUL CHANG // WESTSIDE FAMILY CHURCH
“XP3 makes every student ministry pastor’s job 1000 times easier and lets us focus on what matters… STUDENTS! When I don’t have to spend 55,000 hours a week writing curriculum/small group questions I can focus on the students in my ministry who need me to be present, and it lets me do the things I really love to do!”SYDNEY LESTER // CONNEXUS CHURCH
“The Orange Strategy is not just a strategy, it’s a partnership between churches and families. By “thinking Orange” our staff can focus on helping families become their best while connecting them back to the truth of God’s Word.”MATT FERGUSON // CROSS TIMBERS CHURCH // ARGYLE, TX
“It’s like having a ministry assistant in my pocket. I am the only student minister for high school and middle school. So, to have great content, resources for parents, and training for small group leaders delivered every week is a HUGE win for us!”DAVID BARBER // FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
XP3 STUDENTS RESOURCES
LATEST XP3 BLOG POSTS
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XP3 Middle School is about more than just sermons and games (although we’ve got plenty of those). It’s a strategy designed to speak directly to a middle schooler – and the people who invest in them, too. XP3 Middle School is an opportunity for you to breathe a sigh of relief.
We help you get it done without getting burned out. We think through the environment, teaching, small groups, and strategy for you, so you can do more of what only you can do in your middle school ministry.