Writing curriculum is one of the most challenging endeavors a youth worker undertakes. (I have found that it is hard even writing the word curriculum, mostly because I am a horrible speller.) As hard as writing curriculum can be, what really makes a curriculum great or awful is its scope and cycle. And this is where Orange's XP3 Student ministry curriculum hits it out of the park!
It is often confusing cruising through a website and trying to figure out what is going on, why they do what they do, and how it all fits together. I get that 90% of that confusion is because I don't pay attention and skim read. So, I really enjoyed sitting down and having the creators of this material, Jeremy Zach and Jared Herd, explain it to me.
These two guys and their team put together some really great material. But what is even more compelling is the values they begin with as they write their curriculum.
Here are a few values that form the foundation of how this curriculum is put together.Read More