Youth Ministry Design

4 things that will help you make a better Youth Ministry Calendar

planning a youth group calendar

For the last few years, the Ministries I have been apart of have traditionally released our Youth Group calendars three times a year; Fall Calendar, Spring Calendar, and Summer Calendar. We had a pretty good set up of our fall and spring one’s this past year, but we changed it up in the summer, and learned a few lessons that I believe are helpful for other Youth Pastors Planning a Youth Group…    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 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 

Poll Question 4: What Presentation Software Do You Use?

One question we see on the 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 may prefer one presentation software over another. We’d love to know what software you use, and you…    read more 

Four Reasons Why Your Youth Ministry Doesn’t Need a Youth Website.

I love my youth website. I spent hours making it just right and after seeing my site stats, I know more than just my students and their parents are checking it out. However, I know a lot of people who don’t need a youth website. If you are considering getting a youth website please consider the following: 1. It’s hard to keep up-to-date. It is far better to have no website than…    read more 

Fresh Start: Youth Ministry Design Bundle

November 8, 2013    
Nick Farr    

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 premium design files: 5 Service Stills (Welcome, Volunteer, Small Group, Lifegroups, and Bible Study) 2014 Spring Calendar…    read more 

How To Run Family Worship Night

It’s Orange Week! Our team here at 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 every year. The purpose for the night is to give parents opportunities to engage with their students…    read more 

Using Social Media for Ministry

August 23, 2013    
Ben Read    

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 good works. We are called to tweet, post, pin, tumbl and digg all in the name of…    read more 

Instagram Video and how it can be used in Youth Ministry

June 20, 2013    
Ben Read    

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 since I found out! Video Scavenger Hunts Many Youth Groups already do instagram scavenger hunts, but now…    read more 

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 

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 up that need to be designed for the various ministries in our church, and I’ve still got…    read more