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Filters

December 5, 2011    
Josh Read    

The vacuum wasn’t vacuuming this past week. I tried cleaning out the hose, pulled the junk out of the catch-basin, and did all the usual things, including cleaning out the filter that is very visible (and was very much in need of cleaning). But still – nothing. So I did what any man would do (at least a man who’s man enough to vacuum): I just kept trying to vacuum. If it…    read more 

5 Rules To Have A Great Twitter Chat

December 4, 2011    
Jeremy Smith    

We want to make this Twitter chat a huge success for everyone that participates. For some, it may be your first interaction with this medium in a forum type setting. The benefit of doing it this way is that it is public to anyone giving equal voice to all, while being organic in nature to complete the surveyed conversation. You can visit the post that has the questions to prepare for the…    read more 

In Thy Storehouse

December 4, 2011    
Josh Read    

There are riches in Thy storehouse, But my Lord we are so poor. There is power in Thy storehouse, But the cripple clothes our door. There is wisdom in Thy storehouse, But in ignorance we grope. There’s revival in Thy storehouse, But we’ve millions without hope. There is freedom in Thy storehouse, But Thy people are so bound. There is glory in Thy storehouse, But it does not shine around. There is…    read more 

Middle School Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide to working with Early Adolescents

December 3, 2011    
Ben Read    

Recently, I read through a simply phenomenal book, a “must read” for every Youth Worker who has any interaction with Middle Schoolers. I can’t speak highly enough about this book as the information covered is absolutely top notch and presented in such an amazingly educational way. I have always been a huge proponent of being a Life Long LearnerĀ and would argue that it is incredibly easy to get into a rut where…    read more 

Fathm App

December 2, 2011    
Ben Read    

I’m so thankful for the church I work in and that God has blessed me with Leadership that doesn’t require me to turn in a time sheet. At the same time, I know there are Youth Pastors out there who do have that stress. Whether that’s you or you simply like to keep track of where your time goes, the Fathm App is a great tool for keeping tabs on your day….    read more 

First Ever #YouthMin Tweet Chat

December 2, 2011    
Ben Read    

This Coming Tuesday, Youthmin.org will host our first tweet chat, and we couldn’t be more excited. This tweet chat is sponsored by Seventy 8 Productions, a great resource for all things tech and youth ministry related. Below are the questions we will be discussing, and we hope you can participate and share your voice. We know we all have opinions about these things, and what good would it do the rest of…    read more 

Gravatars – What in the World?

December 2, 2011    
Josh Read    

[wpvideo HNyK67JS] What is a gravatar and why should you use it? Watch the video above to find out. Why are we posting this? Because our site is gravatar enabled and it will help create a more open conversation as well as allow us all to find out more about who is commenting and hopefully establish some real connections. When you’re done watching the video, head on over to gravatar.com and get…    read more 

Are you distracted?

December 2, 2011    
Josh Read    

I stumbled on some data today that was both alarming and not surprising at the same time. The quote below comes from an article about the distractions workers face and how a group of researches spent 1000 hours in offices observing workers. This is what they found: When Mark crunched the data, a picture of 21st-century office work emerged that was, she says, “far worse than I could ever have imagined.” Each…    read more