Youth Group Game: Say the Same thing

May 15, 2013    
Ben Read    

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 Pastor’s today that made me realize, this app would be super easy to convert into a great Youth Group game. So simple, we could play it tonight without needing too…    read more 

Why Your Students Shouldn't Have Their Cell Phones During Youth Group

May 13, 2013    
Ben Read    

Jeremy and I decided to write articles today about the two options Youth Groups face when it comes to cell phones at church.  I loved writing my article after his so that I could read what he said and formulate my argument based on his post. I count myself as one who loves phones; my iPhone’s charge never lasts a full day because I use my phone just that much. I’m borderline-addicted…    read more 

Editors Picks 5.3.13 – Should you take the job of preparing Seniors for life

May 3, 2013    
Josh Read    

We missed last week’s editors picks due to being in Atlanta at the Orange Conference, where we had a blast meeting a lot of our readers and members of our Facebook Community. But we’re back this week, with a list of posts that our team loved reading this week. Simplifying your iPhone and focusing on your life by J.C. Thompson Should you take that job by Ben Kerns How to prepare Seniors…    read more 

Editor's Picks – Post-Christian Villains, Social Media, and destroying our ministries

April 5, 2013    
Josh Read    

We asked our team this week to recommend one thing they wanted other Youth Pastors to know about it. Here’s what they gave us: Working on an Island by Grace Stadler Changing our Assumptions in a Post-Christian World by Ben Kerns Making Villains by Jonathan Malm Social Media plan for xp3 by Jeremy Zach (great tips for your sermon series regardless of xp3 or not) How to wreck your Ministry by Ben…    read more 

Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012 | The Final Four

December 22, 2012    
Josh Read    

We’ve had nearly 8,000 votes cast over the last two weeks to lead us to the Final Round, the Final Four. For those who haven’t gone back to check out what the best blog post author will win, a registration to the 2013 Orange Conference is on the line, 10 hours of design work from the Youthmin.org Marketplace is up for grabs, major gift cards to Starbucks and Amazon, and the crown…    read more 

Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012 | Round 1 – Top 70 posts

This is it folks, Round 1 of the Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012. In case you missed it, here is the list with links to the posts, as well as the prize package, a registration to the 2013 Orange Conference, 10 hours of custom design work from the Youthmin Marketplace Team, $75 Amazon gift card, $50 Starbucks gift card, and an iPad Mini. With a few extra bonuses we’ll throw into the box…    read more