Ben Read

Great, Cheap way of putting letters on wall

December 1, 2011     Ben Read    

I posted this unique way of putting phrases on walls, but what about words for signage? I think these letters look awesome to use for words, and they cost about $3 per letter.   We will be repainting our Youth Room in the coming months, and the cafe I inherited could use some work when we do that renovation. I plan on making these letters to spell out Cafe and put in…    read more 

Awesome way to put text on walls

December 1, 2011     Ben Read    

We just label our Ministries by their age, High School and Middle School. But I know a lot of youth groups have some sweet names, and these are even cooler when they have verses that they are based off of. This seems like it would be a great idea for putting a verse on a wall in a youth room (or for us, possibly our five purposes or something like that).

A Twist on a classic game

December 1, 2011     Ben Read    

  Saw this on Pinterest the other day and thought it was pretty awesome. You could set up a few “boards” at your next retreat or camp for students to fill some free time, but I also feel like this same sort of idea could be transformed into some other sweet outdoor game. What are some ways you could see using this in Youth Ministry?

Could Siri be pro-life?

December 1, 2011     Ben Read    

I stumbled on an article that for some reason has been intriguing me since reading it. I won’t try to sum it up, but the most fascinating part, and the main point, is this: Ask the Siri, the new iPhone 4 assistant, where to get an abortion, and, if you happen to be in Washington, D.C., she won’t direct you to the Planned Parenthood on 16th St, NW. Instead, she’ll suggest you pay…    read more 

Are you challenging your students to make a Commitment?

November 20, 2011     Ben Read    

I’ve been struggling with this thought since last night, and granted, I was asleep for 8 of those hours, so its not that much time. But something bothered me last night and bothered me again this morning, so I figured it was worth looking into. Our Youth Ministry has more than tripled in the 17 months since I got here. We have seen a lot of students come into our ministry, some…    read more 

#Youthmin Contributors

November 17, 2011     Ben Read is looking for unique posts from various voices in Youth Ministry. Want to join the conversation? Here are a few themes we’re looking for: Monday – Challenges from Senior Pastors Tuesday – Questions on how to lead this generation Wednesday – Interview of a Youth Pastor Thursday – Book Reviews Friday – Style, Technology or Cool Stuff Comment below and let us know that you’re interested in being a contributor. We…    read more