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An Open Letter to Church Leaders

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You might assume by the title of this post that I’m concurrently working on my resume and a blog post, but I’m excited about sharing this post with you and with my own church leaders as we seek to make ...

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 ...

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 ...

Instagram Won't Kill Your Ministry, But Something Much Worse Will.

Many of you have read Daniel Beckworth‘s  post “Instagram Will Kill Your Ministry” over at Youthministry.com. If you haven’t,  please make sure to read his post before you read mine. First ...

The Key to Good Communication in Youth ministry

I’d like to say that when I was a student in Youth Group, I always relayed pertinent information back to my parents. I mean, I never missed any events and I always knew what was going on… but if ...

Youth Group Game: Say the Same thing

Yesterday, I stumbled into a game on my iPhone that was both the dumbest thing I had ever played, and yet also the best thing I had played in a while. A conversation came up on the Youthmin.org facebook group for ...

Youth Group Game: Who's the Hero?

Here’s a fun Youth Group game we played this past weekend with our middle schoolers that only needs a life saver and some string. Have your group get into a circle (or more, depending on how large your group ...

Leave The Cell Phones On At Youth Group

The church seems to have this unspoken war on cell phones within the church walls. We always ask people to silence them, and most youth groups I know state that teenagers need to completely turn them off or leave ...

Open Letter to Volunteers

Dear Volunteer, If you are reading this, it does not mean that you are in trouble; nor does it mean the youth pastor who sent you this to you is upset with you. This is a list of things on their heart that they may ...

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 ...