UYN Youth Ministry Newsletter #5

Hey friends,

Here are some hilarious videos that were put together for Group’s National Youth Ministry Conference.  Perhaps you can relate to the things that they joke about.  I know that I could.  To view the other videos (there’s 10 in all), just click on any of the thumbnail images that are on the right side of the screen.

Here’s 40 Free Backgrounds that you can use on a powerpoint or Mediashout program.  Enjoy.

Enjoy these free QT eJournals based out of the Gospel of John.  It’s a daily devotional guide that I put together for my youth to do this summer.  Each day there’s a Scripture reading and a space a few lines for journaling.  It’s a fantastically unalarming intro introduction for young people to some of the spirtual disciplines.  

Youth Group Quality Control.  Here’s a great survey that Cloverdale Youth Ministries gives out each spring to its youth leaders, paid and volunteer.  The youth pastor collects the surveys and sits and meets with each leader one-on-one to discuss their answers.  It’s a greaet article.  You can read it here.

Haha, here’s a funny and sarcastic article about youth ministers trying to sound cool by speaking the teen lingo of the day.  (Unfortunately, yes I do fit into that category from time-to-time.  The article comes from a blogger who refers to himseld as “Prodigal John.”  His blog is definitely one of my favorites.

Oh, and this is a wonderful article on how “good” God is helping us through the Scriptures – more specifically, on how the trials in our lives really emphasize and get us to understand the truths that we find in Scripture.

Also, you may want to check out the Prodigal Son Complex (otherwise known as the indoor skate park here in Douglas).  It’s over here by me on the Eastside of town.  These guys are putting on a “Summer Bash” on Saturday, June 21st, from 12:00pm – until.  The activities they are advertising for the day include: a giant water slide, live music, greased pigs, skate park, bounce house, mud football, a super slip’n slide, and volleyball.  The cost for admission is $15.  For more information check them out at www.prodigalsoncomplex.com or call 912-384-6592. 

And also, perhaps some of you have already worked on a seminary degree.  If not, maybe you’ve at least thought about it.  Here’s a great article called, “To Seminary, or Not to Seminary,” by Dan Phillips over at the Pyromaniacs blog. 

That’s all for now.  Again, just as with last week’s newsletter, I’m sorry that there’s not more (or more relevant) resources out there this week.  This is all that I could find.  My suspicions are that because its summer, all the youth-ministry-guru-blogger-guys are too busy to post more.  Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy the content.

As always, yours in youth ministry,

Deek Dubberly

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