Standard United Methodist Youth Ministry

Standard Youth Ministry
Standard Youth Ministry

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.

Quick Graphics with Presentation Software

How to Make Graphics or Design Posters in Keynote or Powerpoint
How to Make Graphics or Design Posters in Keynote or Powerpoint

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.

tis the season for a Youth Healing Service

Youth Healing Service
Youth Healing Service

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.

Youth Ministry Retreat Snack Idea

Youth Ministry Retreat Snack Ideas
Youth Ministry Retreat Snack Ideas

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

Beyond Soup Kitchens & Sardines : Youth Ministry as Practical Theology

Rodger Nishioka Beyond Soup Kitchens & Sardines a Practical Theology to Youth Ministry
Rodger Nishioka Beyond Soup Kitchens & Sardines a Practical Theology to Youth Ministry

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

Motivation 3.0 in Youth Ministry

Motivation 3.0 Motivating Teenagers in Youth Ministry

Unbuild how you motivate teenagers and stop doing youth ministry.

Leading in the Wesleyan Way

Wesleyan Leadership
Wesleyan Leadership

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

Where We Are in Youth Ministry

Where is Today's Youth Ministry and the Teenagers they Minister to
Where is Today's Youth Ministry and the Teenagers they Minister to

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

Youth Group Party Game for that BOWL which is SUPER

Super Bowl Youth Group Game Board
Super Bowl Youth Group Game Board

We  love a good party and we love to play games. So why not create a BINGO game for this years NFL Bowl that is a super game? We don’t want to have the trademark lawyers of the NFL on our behinds so we’re just calling this the “Big Game

Alternative Teaching Ideas for Youth Ministry

Teenagers Texing Culture
Teenagers Texing Culture

What’s In the Hand? We might feel pretty clueless as youth workers throughout most of our time with teenagers. One thing we are not clueless about is our teenagers obsessions with their cell phones. So it wasn’t a shocker to be reading this article on how teenagers are complimenting their

How to Make Online Ministry Registrations for Free

Youthworker Circuit | How To Use Google Forms to do Registrations for Ministry
Youthworker Circuit | How To Use Google Forms to do Registrations for Ministry

Sometimes you have a need to get youth or adults to sign up for events but cannot or don’t want to wait around till the next gathering time to have that done. Doing something like that online used to be a coders only kind of job, not so anymore. With

Interview with Young People’s Ministries

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Had an opportunity to sit down with Hank Hilliard of the General Board of Discipleship’s Division on Ministries with Young People for their monthly webinar. Took this time to share some of the idea behind YouthWorker Circuit and other big ideas.    

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