Here’s another healthy dose of youth ministry resources! Enjoy.
–“10 Ways to Get Teens Talking” – Ever have trouble getting your group to participate in group discussion. Perhaps this article will help.
–“How to Be a Great Youth Pastor” – Bet you can’t guess what this one’s about.
–“Planning an Event All of the Way Through” – Great “How-to” about event-planning.
–“Volunteerism” – Good advice to remember.
–“Ah, 6th Grade Boys” – This is where I want my small groups to be someday.
–“Are You Busy?” – C. J. Mahaney provides some rather thought-provoing commentary on busyness vs. diligence.
–“Where Do America’s Happiest People Work?” – Guess which job is the happiest?!?
–“A Simple Way to Organize Anything” – If you’re like me at all then you probably need some helping getting things organized.
–“How Should Church Staff Be Treated?” – A sobering article for us all. Let’s treat people well.
–“How to Write Better Emails” – Fantastic and highly informative article.
–“The Pastor’s Calendar” – More to help with that ever-busy schedule.
–“Parent Ministry” – Could always be better, right?
–“5 Steps to Calendar on Purpose” – Maybe the best article linked in this post.
–“5 Surefire Ways to Ruin Your Devotions” – My advice: do exactly the opposite of what this article says.
–“3 Common Mistakes to Avoid” – Veteran Youth Ministry Advice.
–“Interview with Chris Tomlin” – Neat article. Explains the writing of the song, “God of This City.”
–“Making Your Good Trip Great” – Advice on trip planning—always helpful.
–“Handling Behavorial Issues” – Real advice for a serious problem.
–“Old, New, Borrowed, Blue” – Advice from Kurt Johnston on youth ministry ideas.
–“5 Ways to Create a Healthy Small Group Environment” – It is what it says it is.
-Here’s a great video from Teen Life Ministries about increasing youth event participation.
-Here’s a challenging video from Doug Eaton called, “Top 10 Ways for Youth Leaders to Hinder the Church.”
-Interesting—seriously—video that asks what it would be lie if Starbucks marketed itself like so much of the Church does.
-Reuben Farrey from New Vision Church in Alma, GA had this to share with us: Biblos.com—a website that is loaded with free stuff you can use to help with your Bible study. Just navigate your way to any particular passage (i.e. John 3:16) and you’ll find free maps, powerpoint slides, cross-references, and much, much more. Very helpful!
-I thought this race-swap b/t Obama and McCain was pretty hilarious—a black McCain and a white Obama!
-Does your youth ministry have a website? Want a free, easy-to-use website? Go check out Weebly and get your group a free site today.