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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 

Small Groups: Forming Youth Ministry Small Groups

August 22, 2012    
Josh Read    

Small groups are essential for a healthy ministry. They foster relationships between students, which produces a community that can grow together in Christ, and they foster relationships between students and adults, which  We all understand the more small groups we have, the better. Our job as student ministers is to encourage these groups of community, and make sure the students involved are reaching their friends with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Part…    read more 

FREE Fall Youth Leader Training Resources

August 13, 2012    
Nick Farr    

Fall is right around the corner, and in Youth Ministry, one of the things that implies is that you are going to have to do some training. If you’re anything like us, that means you have to do some work at making your resources. Even if you are using the same content as previous years, you’ll probably do some housekeeping on what you got, because there is always room for improvement. One…    read more 

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