There is a lot of things that I like about “Building Your (Youth) Volunteer Team”, a new release from Mark DeVries & Nate Stratman of Ministry Architects and the folks InterVarsity Press. Mark, as many may know has been around youth ministry for more years than many
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
If you’re like me you were excited to hear that U2 had injected its new album into your iTunes, gratis. If you’re even more like me, you spent the better part of the last day or so trying to find the damn thing to download it. If you’re completely
3 Questions is a program that we developed to help create honest dialogue between parents and kids. For some reason in a one-on-one setting there’s nothing harder for a kid to do than pose a point blank question to their parents. For parents, it’s hard to ask a kid a
See what I did there? I’ve gone on a bit here and other places grousing about the lack of a standard of youth ministry, particularly within the UMC. “Particularly” because I’m in the UMC, not because they’re worse than anybody else about it. It irritates the hell out of me.
So you do not have Photoshop or Illustrator. You can still make some neat graphics without expensive programs. Here we show you a quick idea of making graphics for your ministry by using presentation software like Keynote or Powerpoint.
We know teens hurt. Offer some sacred spaces for healing of the youth ministry. This is a simple youth healing service to help you give such a space.
Ever wonder what neat ideas you can insert into your youth ministry retreat? Of course you have, so have I. Here’s a fun snack idea to put together for your next youth group retreat. Here you have the Shepherd’s Trail Mix which is a neat package of snacks that have
Great talk by Rodger Nishioka on “Essential Strategies for the Practice of Youth Ministry”. He does some ‘group work’ conversations so be prepared to scan ahead. Or you could even prep for his activities and watch this talk with your leadership team doing the activities.. Okay, you’ll be like me
Give thanks to a raining college football Saturday (and a 3 year old who actually napped) for this fun. Put together over 150 plus logos and graphics that can be used in your youth ministries. I took a few requests (thanks to Twitter) but tried to create some neat logos
Unbuild how you motivate teenagers and stop doing youth ministry.
Had a chance back in the fall to stick my head in and out of this Wesleyan Leadership Conference. I would have attended fully had it not been for a DevoZine planning ‘retreat.’ The conversations were great between the attendees and led to some really great work. The keynote speaker
What are some of the trends and research telling us about our youth, millennial teens and young adults, the upcoming youth culture and how our youth ministries & churches can respond? I put together this presentation for a weekend retreat for the California Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church