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Make Thanksgiving Great Again!

October 25, 2016    
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No debate about it. This year’s Thanksgiving is gonna be huge and YouthMin is going to help you get there. So check out these resources and let’s make Thanksgiving great again! Thanksgiving Small Group Lesson One of the most powerful things that you as the youth pastor can do is to engage what is currently happening in the student’s world and connect it with the Gospel. This lesson attempts to bridge the…    read more 

Make Countdowns Better

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Countdowns are great tools to have in any ministry. They offer a definitive transition for students, and it lets our entire ministry know that SERVICE IS STARTING SOON!  We’ve done all sorts of countdowns; we’ve done your standard clock on a motion back countdown, we’ve done the fun-fact countdowns, and we’ve done montage countdowns with youtube footage of people either doing something awesome or failing miserably. We’ve done it all. Countdowns get…    read more 

Why The YouthMin Facebook Group is AWESOME!

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…    read more 

What texting service do you use in Youth Ministry?

September 22, 2014    
Ben Read    

One of the most popular questions we get asked in the YouthMin.org Facebook community is what texting service others get used. We wanted to create a database of answers, so that rather than always having to repeat the same list, we could point Youth Pastors here. We added Facebook comments for this purpose, so that users can come right from the group, comment, and head back seamlessly. So add your option!

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 card for the first time. With this in mind, let’s look at two ways to “upgrade” your…    read more 

Review of #SYMC

March 7, 2013    

The Simply Youth Ministry Conference was fantastic. I know I said that I would blog every second of it, but I was completely naive of the mixture of exhaustion and rejuvenation I would be experiencing. There were so many things that rocked my world this weekend, and I’m excited to share them with you. “Pros” There was so much community with SYMC. I got to meet some really fantastic people whose blogs…    read more 

Youth Group Game: The Gauntlet

March 5, 2013    
Ben Read    

Here’s a fun game we play with our Middle Schoolers quite a bit to get them out of their shell. We’ve never played it with our High Schoolers, but I know they would love it too. Divide your group into two teams with an even number of students/leaders. Each team should stand in a straight line next to their own teammates, and facing the other team, which should be standing about 8…    read more 

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