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
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
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
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
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.
With this 30 minute video we go through how easy it can be to create a website for your youth ministry. We use WordPress as a content management system so that once we make the set up of the site we don’t have to do any page design, just
Recently we had our Youth Sunday service at our church. It was great, it really was, but it wasn’t without it’s headaches, stressors, and a few surprises along the way. Upcoming the last weekend of November is the ‘Student Sunday’ within the United Methodist Church calendar, which I believe is
This training comes via one of our Live Webinar series trainings. It is based off of the work of Phyllis Tickle and her book “The Great Emergence.” In the book Phyllis chronicles a few thousand years of history of the faith and what culture shifts and behavior trends we are
Here is a workshop in capsule form of a 4 day interactive workshop that we worked through with a group of 30 youth leaders at the Perkins School of Youth Ministry in January 2011. If you have some questions or add ons feel free to email me or bring up
Chris, one of our members, had asked about some of the options for youth ministry databases to keep attendance, register events, and maintain communication with teenagers that are out there, & specifically if there was a free one. So we put together this run down of what we currently know
We had an awesome time developing and working up the ‘Sacred Space’ rooms for the two Youth 2011 events this past summer. It was excellent. We wanted to give away some of the ideas and resources that we put together in developing those resources. In this freebie we’ve thrown in: