Let’s face it, youth are not hanging out on Facebook anymore, so all that time we spend there is probably now just for the parents. But they are spending their time in their phones, texting and sending pictures to each other. So why not promote your next youth event with
Stumbled upon this series of youth ministry lectures at Yale Divinity School today. Some quality youth ministry thinking captured here. NOTE: It isn’t the biggest of deals, but you might want to skip past the introductions, if you’ve ever been to an academic keynote you will know that the proper
Facebook is becoming passe’ and image driven communication is an absolute must with teenagers today. One of the growing social networks for teen use is Instagram. So how can we use Instagram for our youth ministry? Here is one way to use it for sending out news messages about youth.
We are throwing this down as an idea to show to the youth and let them run with it. Think you can come up with the next slam poetry viral video, maybe some cool reading of scripture? You might not have an ideas, but chances are that they have a
Spent last week with a batch of friends at the Txt2Speech conference put on by the fine folks at Center for Youth Ministry Training. Figured I would share some of my notes of interest from the conference. As a youth ministry, and society culture, we often times give too
Gosh, Facebook is so yesterday now for teens. Well, not so fast, but it could be happening. Slowly, it is hard to loose some billion people. Teens seem to be taking to more mobile friendly applications, Twitter is growing in usage, but what is booming is SnapChat. SnapChat is
If you are like me then you probably have some sort of Facebook Pages presence for your youth ministry. You post photos, videos, and whatever other information is important. Did you know though, that with the new Facebook Pages App you can schedule posts out ahead of time so that
When you get around a bunch of teenagers you will see them pulling out their cell phones & other devices to start chatting with some other friends miles away. You probably follow suit.. I know I do. Still, youth need their respite from technology. According to this 70% of teenagers
Yes, you probably already know about Evernote, YouVersion, DropBox, Basecamp, the myriad of Google apps, and a host of other productivity applications that are great for youth ministry. But what are some of the mobile (and their web component) apps that are under that radar that you
How do your teenagers engage in online video use? Is there a strategy to use to reach your youth ministry teenagers? Maybe there is something that you are best to avoid considering your groups demographic? The folks at OnlineCollege.org put together this infographic (and we are suckers for infographics) based
You are a youth worker, you have pre-teens and young teenagers who are under your charge. Did you know that most of them on Facebook are too young to be on the social media platform? If you look up their ‘current’ registration policy (which we know that you all read with
Want to give your youth ministry publications some real pop? Using a terrible or overused font (ala comic sans) is a sure way for your poster/brochure/graphic to become quickly forgettable. Here are ten free & fresh fonts to use in your youth ministry. 1. MEZZANINE 2. A BEBEDERA 3.
It’s groundbreaking. Are you ready? Here it is: Have one unexpected point of communication with one parent and one youth every single day. There, you’re transformed. No cheating, either. Don’t count the call you had to make to replace a Sunday school teacher. Don’t count the visit to the lunchroom