Why The YouthMin Facebook Group is AWESOME!

November 2, 2015     Keith Parker    

YouthMin Facebook group is awesome

Every day, my phone and laptop are inundated with notifications from Facebook.  Before you think “Wow, he must be a really popular guy,” let me clarify.  I have the privilege of being one of the group administrators for the YouthMin.org Facebook group, a gaggle of 4685 youth ministers and leaders (currently) from all over the world seeking advice, resources, and encouragement online.  For the past two years, I have seen countless reasons why the YouthMin.org Facebook group is awesome, and I thought I’d share some of them with you.  So, here is some clear evidence that proves the YouthMin community is second to none!

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 YOUTHMIN CAN HELP YOU BE A COOLER VERSION OF YOU
Are you looking to up your coolness level?  Wanting to know how to up your game in hipsteria-land?  The YouthMin Facebook group is always willing to help!  And with one of our admins (Frank Gil) having a beard that makes men covet and women swoon, there is no group more credible.
Hipster-Frank

YOUTHMIN IS ALWAYS UP ON THE NEWEST STUFF…AND THE 80’S
You can never get enough help staying up with the newest trends, teaching methods, television shows, Netflix releases, and more.  Hey, dealing with students is tiring work!  Always great to have colleagues who can help you out…AND of course also have one foot in 1986!
Pitfall-Chopped-CupcakeWars
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BECAUSE FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS PREACH SICK
Sometimes, you have youth ministry by the horns.  Sometimes, however, life beats you up and you need some help.  Look no further than the YouthMin Facebook group, always willing to lend a helping hand or a timely resource to save you time and help you survive another week of germ-infested Middle Schoolers!
Preach-Sick

BECAUSE A CRYPTIC POST ABOUT ETERNAL SALVATION CAN TURN RIDICULOUS
With over 4500 youth ministers from various theological backgrounds, sometimes conversations about doctrine and theology can get out of hand.  Sometimes, we admins have to intervene to make sure people are playing nice.  And sometimes, a cryptic post about eternal security becomes just pure nonsense…
Funny-Seal

BECAUSE MEMES
Youth Ministers have the best memes.  Good times.
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Meme-2

BECAUSE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT AWESOME RESOURCES
One of the greatest things about the YouthMin Facebook group is that you can almost always find a new and useful resource.  From lessons to graphics, from Tech and Media to smartphone apps, Youth Ministers in our group love to share useful stuff.
Resources

BECAUSE WHERE ELSE WOULD WE HEAR ABOUT SLIP N SLIDE KICKBALL?
And don’t forget life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos!
Kickball

BECAUSE WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY GOD MOVING – IT’S ABOUT THE KINGDOM!
Every single day, God is praised in the YouthMin group.  It’s amazing to see how God is working all over the world.  Personally, I am always moved by God’s hand at work through the leaders in the YouthMin Facebook group.  What a joy to see that the Kingdom is growing and God is on the move!
Encouragement

In all seriousness, I LOVE the YouthMin Facebook group!  It is a source of laughter, camaraderie, learning, growing, encouragement, and resources that I can use.  Keep up the great work, co-laborers in Christ.  Allow God to do the EXTRAORDINARY through you!

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