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.


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.


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


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

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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.