Poll Question 4: What Presentation Software Do You Use?

One question we see on the YouthMin.org Facebook group often concerns the presentation software we all use for our Youth Ministry.  We know the importance of having the capability to share game slides, lesson slides, advertisement graphics, video clips, and more.  But based on your budget, your technological expertise, and your youth room setup, you…

Fresh Start: Youth Ministry Design Bundle

The new year is quickly approaching and you might be thinking that your ministry looks a bit drab. Before gutting the entire thing, why don’t you download this great design bundle we put together for you? Even the slightest changes can breathe new life into an old look. For $15 you get access to 16…

How To Run Family Worship Night

It’s Orange Week! Our team here at YouthMin.org absolutely loves the Orange philosophy, their crew, their conference, and curriculum. A few of us were asked to focus this week on aspects of Orange, and we love participating every year in Orange week! Over the past few years, our ministry has hosted a Family Worship Night…

Using Social Media for Ministry

I really enjoyed this post from Jarrid Wilson yesterday about Social Media and the Church, and in particular, I really liked this quote of his Let’s be a generation that TAKES BACK the internet and social media for the Good of Christ, using them to share His LOVE and HOPE. Use your social networks for Gospel…

Instagram Video and how it can be used in Youth Ministry

Just 6 months ago, twitter announced Vine, and I thought that was going to be huge for Youth Ministry. Earlier today, Instagram announced Video on their service, and I know this does change Youth Ministry. I’m so excited about the things that Youth Ministries can now do on Instagram, and it’s only been an hour…

Making Youth Group Resources you can be proud of

If you’ve been putting out quality print media for your ministry, but you want to take it to the next level, this is for you. Printed materials that look great are awesome. Printed materials that look AND feel great are even better. Never underestimate the wow factor of a tactile experience when someone touches your…

Quit using sucky graphics for Middle School Ministry

I’ve often found myself operating in a bit of tension. I know many creative people who work in churches, producing amazing Media for furthering the Gospel. I wont claim to be anywhere near the level of so many I follow, but I also know I’m trying. But the tension comes when things start to pile…

Social Media Responsibility for Youth Workers

At the pace that technology rolls out, it may be time to call “being on social media” as old school. The idea that church staff must be engaged on social media may be gone and the time for something more diverse is at hand. I want to offer something that may be revolutionary for some…