I want to poll all parents to find out if they do family devotions with their kids. If you do family devotions, would you mind sharing below in the comment section to let us know what curriculum, devotional book, or series you go through with your kids?
Would you be willing to vote one more time for my post? I know many of you have voted up to this point, and I certainly appreciate it, but I am going to continue to need your vote to move on. I am now in round 3, and voting ends tonight at midnight. I am a good ways back from the leader, and would like to move on, but it will take you voting.
Hey guys, I have made it to round 2, but desperately need your vote to make it further to win the best youth ministry blog post of 2012. Last I checked, I was pretty far behind so let’s change it, and help me catch the leader. The post that is nominated is “My top 5 Epic Failures in Student Ministry.”
So, would you be willing to take 5 seconds of your time to vote for my post?
Vote for my post HERE!!!
Today is the Final Day.
With your help, I have made the top 34 of the list of best youth ministry blogs of 2012. I need you to go vote again. With a new round, it means new votes so if you have already voted, take just a second and go vote again if you would.
I have heard many youth pastors talk about retreats and activities that they hold over Christmas break since the students are out of school. I have heard of many youth conferences going on as well during that time to utilize some time of spiritual refreshment in the lives of the students over the break. I want your input. What do you do? Please take the time to participate in the poll, and leave us some feedback in the comment section below:
Youthmin.org puts together a top student ministry blog post for 2012, and one of my posts (My top 5 epic failures in student ministry) was nominated. Here is some information, and I would love for you to vote for my post:
“Here we go folks! We have, in our minds, the best most amazing resource for Youth Pastors, the nominees for Best Youth Ministry Blog Post of 2012.
Last year, we quickly learned how invaluable a list like this is as a youth ministry resource, and this year we think the same holds true. There are a number of topics covered in these posts by 70 different authors, and we can only imagine withe the expanded list, this will serve even more than last year’s list to grow Youth Pastors, no matter the years of experience.
We’ve loved watching the list form the last two and a half weeks, and to see how awesome it is that we have the best of the best of Youth Ministry, with years of experience in Doug Fields, down to several Youth Pastors who hadn’t even started in Ministry this time last year. And that’s why we love this list, it’s one of the heartbeats of our site, the simple fact that every Youth Pastor has a voice, and Every Youth Pastor has something to bring to the table.
All that aside, there is a contest going on. Voting will start this Friday, December 7th, at 12:01 AM Eastern Time.
Last year, we had nearly 7,500 unique voters vote, and though we think the honor of being voted the best Youth Ministry Blog post by 7,500 people is quite the feat, we have some goodies for our winner as well. First off, the Amazing folks of Orange have given us a Ticket to the 2013 Orange Conference for the winner ($319 value), 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 being shopped, it’s a prize package worth nearly $1,750!
So here we go! Read these posts, and come back starting this Friday for voting. Voting for Round 1 ends December 11th at 11:59 PM Eastern.”
*Oh, and one last thing. If you see a Youth Pastor/blogger on here you know, be sure to share this link with them to let them know they were nominated. Last year, several missed the first round of voting and were eliminated.
**Also, as a reminder to those who missed this post, these blog posts were nominated by our Youth Ministry community of readers. Many of our favorite bloggers didnt make the list. We’d like to show formulas and stats for how this list was compiled, but it was just readers who said “I loved this post!”
I was wondering what other student pastors do on the 4th of July. For us, many people are out-of-town so an event has not typically worked that high. This year, the 4th of July came on a Wednesday so we decided to do a patriotic service and cook out. We had a good attendance, but wondering what everyone else does on this busy holiday:
This has been on mind here lately, and I was wondering how you use curriculum/others’ notes. I share my sermon notes sometimes on here, and I have even downloaded other people’s sermon notes. I want to know if you use them verbatim, or do you change them up to fit your own? I would love for you to participate in this poll, and leave some reasons for your answer in the comment section.
Where this is coming from? When I was younger, I was taught never to use other people’s notes. Use them as a reference, and never use their outlines, or their thoughts. So, that has been engrafted into my brain.
What are your thoughts?
I have been battling the idea of splitting up our junior high and our senior high ministry. They are so drastically different in what they face, in their personality, and in their thinking that it could be a positive thing to split. However, we have seen our largest attendance during our Wednesday night program as of late, and that is combined Jr/Sr. I want some input.
Please explain your answer in the comment box below?
[Question: What are some advantages and disadvantages of your answer?]