“This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday

My friend, Terrace Crawford is one of the best in the business when it comes to training those in youth ministry! He is still doing some awesome stuff and I want to share with you the newest awesome thing that Terrace has done. Terrace is launching a youth ministry podcast. The podcast will be entitled “This week in Youth Ministry.” This podcast will primarily feature conversations among today’s youth workers and hopefully resource youth workers in a BIG way. The podcast will be available online, via iTunes, and at www.ThisWeekinYM.com! The podcast officially launches on Thursday, February 19th!! If you love youth … Continue reading “This Week in Youth Ministry” – New Podcast Launches Thursday

Free Thanksgiving Resources from YM360

My friends over at youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Thanksgiving. They’re giving away 4 different Thanksgiving Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of Thanksgiving games. These resources will help you lead students to reflect on what it means to be thankful as Christ-followers. To download these free resources, head on over to ym360: https://youthministry360.com/blog/free-thanksgiving-content-ym360.  Continue reading Free Thanksgiving Resources from YM360

Free Backgrounds

  Simply Youth Ministry is giving away 40 free backgrounds in the midst of their biggest sale of the year. All you have to do is go here and click the 40/40/40 link to take you to the page where you can download free backgrounds. These backgrounds can be used for PowerPoint slides, announcements, worship backgrounds, and flyers. Go, download, and spread the word! Download the free backgrounds by clicking here! Continue reading Free Backgrounds

Graduation Gift Idea

I cannot believe that another school year has just about come and gone! Graduation is simply approaching, and many youth pastors are frantically looking for some gift to give their seniors that will not just be put on a shelf or put away never to be looked at again. Here is an idea for you guys: Congradulations is an awesome tool put together by interlinc. It is a CD with 20 songs from today’s top Christian artists about graduation. Some songs are filled with advice to your graduates. Top artists such as Lecrae, Switchfoot, or TobyMac headline the Congradulations cd. Millions of … Continue reading Graduation Gift Idea

Free Easter Resources for your Youth Ministry

The folks over at youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Easter. They’re giving away three different Easter Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of 10-day Easter devotions for your students. It’s solid stuff that will help your teenagers prepare their hearts and minds for Easter. Easter is such a powerful time for Christ-followers. These tools will help you lead students to both reflect on and celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection.  To download these free resources, head on over to the ym360 Easter Vault at https://youthministry360.com/blog/youthministry360-easter-vault. And if for any reason you need help or have … Continue reading Free Easter Resources for your Youth Ministry

Books to Recommend to Parents

    Parents, here are a few books that I would recommend for you on ministering more effectively to your student:       Passionate Parenting by Cary Schmidt A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Sex and Dating by Mark Oestreicher A parent’s Guide to helping teenagers in Crisis by Rich Van Pelt 99 Thoughts for Parents by Walt Mueller How your Teenager is Wired by Katie Brazelton Parenting beyond your Capacity by Reggie Joiner A Parent’s Guide to Teenage Brains by Mark Oestreicher Continue reading Books to Recommend to Parents

Stumin Sidekick Launch Week

Have you heard of “Stumin Sidekick?” Well, you have now! Stumin Sidekick is a new resource website for youth workers. They are providing student ministry curriculum, sermons, games, resources, forms, leadership training, and much more. This week is the “Launch Week” of stumin sidekick, and they are giving away over $1200 in giveaways. You need to get in on this thing, and check it out! Check it out here! Continue reading Stumin Sidekick Launch Week