The Youth Ministry Round Up #9

May the 4th Be With You!

Youth Ministry Round Up has been a great new format to get you all the stuff you want/need in one place. I think it best describe what I am trying to do for all of you. Create and round up the best stuff so you can continue to make life long follower of Jesus.

Quotes

Articles

How Much Are The Elements In Your Body Worth? 

Christian College Student Sang ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Before She Was Shot Dead in Waffle House

Evernote for Youth Ministry: Receipts 

12 Wendell Berry Quotes That Will Give You A Fresh Perspective

Videos

A Crafty Gift for the Christian Teen

If you are looking to talk about value, start with your own body. As a follow up, check out the article above.

Youth Ministry and Social Media Strategy

VBS Project or Just For Fun!

THIIIIIIIIISSSSSS!! 

Youth Ministry Round Up #8

A quick poll:

Quotes

Articles

The Powerful Reason You Should Be Unreasonable 

GQ: Most Christian Act Like the Bible Doesn’t Matter

When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?

Five Insane Cults Tied To South Florida

Podcasts

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Anxiety in Young Leaders

Multiply Youth Ministry Podcast: Building Relationships With Students

Videos

Wednesday at One Livestream

A pair of transformation videos. These videos are fairly extensive, but I think they can offer background for a future message on helping/serving and whether they should it be made public or secret. I would also check the comments to see how others are responding.

10 Party Games You’ll Want To Try

Are you using these three social platforms to their maximum potential?

Box Forts!! What are you waiting for!!?

Youth Ministry Round Up #7

 

Quotes

 

Articles

Justin Bieber Led Worship at a Coachella Event

A Free, Just-As-Good, Alternative To Photoshop?

What To Do When Everything Is Changing (Good for businesses, good for youth ministries)

Podcast

Great insight about being a surviving artist (KJ-52)

Losing Students Without Losing Yourself (Click here for the show notes)

Video

Is your youth group dying from low expectation? Brian breaks down on why the cost of faith should be high.

Great YG Countdown rom Delmar Peet

Real Doctor Reacts To The Good Doctor (TV Show) This would make a good parody video of a “Real” Christian Watching A “Fake” Christian and commentating.

Youth Ministry Round Up #6

Quotes

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present and I have the power to make it so. – Psychology Living

Articles

The Importance of “Hey, I miss you!” 

Christian group asks Netflix to pull ’13 Reasons Why’ after teen suicides

The Spiritual Practice of Humor 

Tipping Points In Spiritual Formation

Podcast

The Longer Haul: What to do with busy teens

Videos

Great series on Christian basics through drawing.

This is a fanatic testimony about acceptance and influence from a Youtube Creator. Pay attention youth workers, because they are paying attention to you.

Anyone else struggle with this? Fun opener for youth group.

My first live stream in a long time: Wednesdays at One

Youth Ministry Round Up #4

Articles

The Day My Church Died (As sad tale, but a reminder that even the most spiritual endeavors come to an end.

Relentlessly Poking The Revival Fires

The Problem of Watching Porn and Playing Video Games – For Girls 

Podcasts

Ministry Zoo Podcast 

Videos

You Should Try- Great advice from Leslie Odom

Logic is a super popular rapper. Your kids know him. You should too.

If your kids love soccer, this could be fun around World Cup time.

This is a fun game. The channel is filled with great icebreakers, games, etc. The game even comes with a pdf that you can download HERE

Youth Ministry Round Up #3

The Tweets

This is grit. Stop rescuing kids. Let them  fail, flounder, and even fail. Be there to encourage, affirm, and equip.

Articles

Older Generations, Your Voice Matters

Great review of new Larry Norman biography 

Five High Value Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Middle School Ministry

Podcasts Controlled Chaos interviews Mark Ostreicher 

Resources Shine A Light 5 Week Series 

Videos Funny Mumbly Rap Video. This would make a funny opener. Youth Meetings 101: What’s the meaning? No Prep Game: Triangle Tag

Catch Up On The Others

Youth Ministry Round Up #1 

Youth Ministry Round Up #2

Youth Ministry Round Up #1

Hey all, thought I’d try something new. I post a lot about youth ministry and stuff related, and I though I’d list some of the cool articles, gadgets, books, etc, that you might be interested in.

Technology

I bought a new camera and if you are looking for a new camera, I recommend the Panasonic Lumix G7. It shoots in 4k and takes great pictures, including panoramic. It has a mic input and a reversible screen. Here’s a video I shot with it below.

Great articles

Why Most People Will Not Be Successful. Great article that applies to everyone. Don’t sleep in this youth workers .

Gunning Your Kids Down by Jonathan McKee

Great quote from musician Lindsey Stirling

Videos 

Great video for college students or upper high school (they talk about sperm production and stuff) . How will you use your life?

This new video and song by Iggy Azalea is spiritually intriguing. I wrote up a quick Bible Study about it here.

The Broccoli Tree: A Parable

So Many good lessons can be taken from this video. Share wha you love. What if you don’t share it? Who are you denying? Why do people destroy what others love?

Does Your Youth Room Need A Makeover?

 

youth room post

If you are new here, welcome. If you’ve been around a while you know I do videos as well as blog and one of my shows is called More Than A Youth Room where I talk about the changes I make in my youth room to better facilitate fun, discipleship, and family. You can check out the playlist HERE, later, for now, check out my first MTAYM show outside of my own youth room.

In this episode I visit a fellow youth pastor in Trussville. Al. John Hires. He graciously walked me around explaining the what and why’s behind his youth room as well as some of the challenges he faces.

If you are in the Birmingham, Al. area and want to be on the show, get in touch and let’s make it happen.

Any suggestions or love for for John? Leave a comment.

What I’ve Been Doing With My Youth Ministry In Three Videos

Youth Ministry Tonight

I have been really enjoying Periscope as way to communicate ideas with other youth workers. On Mondays and Fridays I do a Q and A show Ask Me Anything About Youth Ministry and on Wednesdays I do Youth Ministry Tonight where I share what I have planned and you can share your plans for your youth meeting with me.

Here’s a few videos. Follow me on Twitter and download Periscope to get updates of when I live stream and you can jump in.

 

 

Turning Your Youth Room Into A Courtroom

Turning Your Youth Room Inot A Courtrom-3

 

Just this week I did a video by the same title offering some ideas for talking about judging one another with our students. The video had come good inf but I thought I’d expand upon it even further. Here’s the video below.

If you like the video, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel.

This kind of series or lesson has multiple applications. Here are six themes you could use:

Here Comes The Judge – God’s Judgement

Don’t Judge Me Bro- Judging One Another Righteously

Witness for the Prosecution – Are There Any Witnesses To Your Faith

Your Life On Trial – What Are We Guilty and Innocent Of  (You could also also use Our Youth Ministry On Trial)

Judges Gone Wild – Character study through the book of Judges

 

In the video I mention building a judges bench but here are a few more ideas:

Have a student or police officer in your church be the bailiff for the night

Have a jury box for jurors (who will judge us?)

Have a witness chair (swear kids in)

Have students take up the roles of prosecuting attorney and defense attorney (which could be Satan and Jesus respectively)

 

You can get all the props you need right HERE

 

Feel free to add your own ideas in the comment section.