Top 5 Posts of 2013

This is something that I have done the last couple of years, and I figured that I would continue with the tradition. It is always fun for me to look back at the year, and see which posts you read the most. To Clarify, each post mentioned below were written this year. I appreciate all … Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2013

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 … Continue reading Free Backgrounds

[Guest Post] Why Buy an IPAD Mini

Below is a guest post from Chad Watson: Yes… I know, not everyone wants an iPad or even knows how to use one, however I do think they are extremely useful in student ministry. More and more, pastors are joining the masses of iPad owners and begging to preach from them. But for many youth … Continue reading [Guest Post] Why Buy an IPAD Mini

Free Sermon Series on Technology

Technology is larger than it has ever been! Honestly, what is scary is that it is getting bigger. There is no telling where the tech world will be in 10 years. My friends over at youth ministry media are totally as up to date as they come with technology, and what is new in the … Continue reading Free Sermon Series on Technology

How to use twitter effectively in student ministry

Twitter is an incredible tool for student ministry! I tweet regularly from my personal account (@grovepjosh) and from our student ministry account (@ugbcgrove). I have to admit, when twitter first came out, I was not into it at all. It took me some time before I got into it, kind of like my blogging experience. … Continue reading How to use twitter effectively in student ministry

Does media affect the self esteem of teenage girls?

Tim Schmoyer shared this video yesterday, and I thought it was very interesting, and I wanted to share it as well. You can read his thoughts and interact with him and others here. It has to do with the correlation of media and self-esteem. It deals with a teen girl and how the consumption of … Continue reading Does media affect the self esteem of teenage girls?

Freebie Friday: 5 Free backgrounds

If you are like me, you are always looking for some new worship or announcement backgrounds. I was struggling to find a freebie this week, and I came across these free backgrounds that Riley Hall and youthministry.com put out recently. These look good, and are original. So, go here and get your free backgrounds. Download … Continue reading Freebie Friday: 5 Free backgrounds