Author: Elle Campbell

REVIEW | A New Tool to Help Your Small Group Leaders Break the Ice

So let’s be honest. Leading a small group isn’t always a walk in the park. You know what I mean. You wrangle your students from every corner of the building… You convince them to sit in what might be described as a circle… You wait for them to stop throwing wads of paper at each other… Then, finally, you ask, “So what did everyone think of the message this week?” And… Yeah. Leading a small group can be painful sometimes. That’s why I’m so excited about a really fun new tool from Lead Small (the experts on all things small-groups-related). This super fun Icebreakers Box is packed...

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OC16 | XP3 Panel Discussion

There are only two reasons I can imagine for waking up at 5:30am on a Thursday. 1) Because my house is on fire. 2) Because I’m getting ready to grab breakfast at The Orange Conference 2016 with some of my favorite middle school and high school pastors. And since I am sad that we couldn’t invite everyone in the world, I went ahead and captured some of my favorite thoughts, ideas, and best practices from our conversation so you could get in on it. THE XP3 PANEL DISCUSSION The Orange Conference 2016 For this discussion, our panel included three of my faves:...

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OC16 | Making Fun Strategic in Middle School Ministry

Don’t feel like reading? Then listen to this post instead! Or subscribe to my podcast for more audio versions of my blog posts! SUBSCRIBE Maybe you think fun couldn’t possibly be strategic. Or maybe you think there’s nothing fun about strategy. But we actually think fun and strategy can be pretty good friends. In this breakout from The Orange Conference 2016, Kenny and I talk about why fun matters in middle school ministry, what fun looks like for a middle schooler, and how to make fun more strategic in your events and in your weekly program. MAKING FUN STRATEGIC IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY The Orange Conference 2016 Maybe you’re not convinced there’s anything strategic about fun. Or...

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OC16 | XP3 Middle School for Beginners

Don’t feel like reading? Then listen to this post instead! Or subscribe to my podcast for more audio versions of my blog posts! SUBSCRIBE How do you create weekly environments that engage middle schoolers from start to finish? In this breakout from The Orange Conference 2016, Sarah Bragg and I shared some principles and strategies for creating an incredible middle-school-friendly environment, and how XP3 Middle School Curriculum can help. (Plus we gave lots of fun inside peeks at our curriculum.) XP3 MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR BEGINNERS The Orange Conference 2016 If you want to engage middle schoolers, you’ve got to think about how every element of...

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The Orange Conference 2016: A Recap

Hey pals! Last week, we celebrated yet another magical year of The Orange Conference and, honestly, it was one of the best years yet. This year, I was involved with a few breakouts and conversations and, in case you missed it (or you just missed some notes), don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Here’s what you missed… XP3 MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR BEGINNERS How do you create weekly environments that engage middle schoolers from start to finish? In this breakout, Sarah Bragg and I shared some principles and strategies for creating an incredible middle-school-friendly environment, and how XP3 Middle School Curriculum can help. (Plus we...

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Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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