If you have never seen any of my You Tube videos let me share what they are about. I have 4 Playlists on my YouTube Channel.
Real Time Training: Tips and Tricks For Youth Workers – When I get an idea or think about principle that may help you, I do a quick video and pass it on to you.
More Than A Youth Room: Designing Your Space On Purpose – Does your youth room need some help? Grabs some ideas from 9 video focusing on youth room elements.
The Tuesday Panic: Ideas For The Less Than Prepared Youth Worker – Over two hours hours of videos offering ideas for sermons, bible studies, game idea, and message illustrations.
Off The Shelf: Reviews and Interviews About Youth Ministry Resources – This channel is focused on bringing youth workers interviews with ministries that could add value to your youth ministry and my thoughts on resources I think are worth using. Close to three hours of interviews with authors, ministry founders, and resource reviews.
Check out a few video and if you like them hit the thumbs up button and then hit the subscribe button so you’ll know when I post a new video.
If you are wondering why I put so much time and effort into these videos, let me start by tell you why I don’t create You Tube videos for youth workers
1. I’m uber-good looking and I want everyone to know it.
2. I have tons of time to waste.
3. I enjoy all the comments, likes, and accolades.
I am obviously not doing it for any of these reasons, so why then?
1. I love to communicate new thoughts, ideas, and strategies to youth workers who can’t get it any other way.
I don’t know how many youth workers are in Merica’ (that’s America for you who have not seen this video or know the definition) or the rest of the world for that matter, but my guess is there are a bunch or youth workers who cannot get to a youth conference but still want some training. If a youth worker can easily access a video on their computer or phone and can walk away with one good idea during their busy day, good for them.
2. I enjoy the creative outlet.
I never want to become stale in my knowledge of technology or in my creative endeavors so You Tube offer me the chance to grow in both.
3. It helps me in my communication skills
You may not know this but I used to do radio back in the day. I co-hosted a show called The Saturday Night House party for six months where we show cased new Christian music in the 90’s. I enjoyed the experience quite a bit but the show was short lived. Let’s just say we were ahead of our time.
If I have a subject and a time limit, I have to cut to the quick and get to the point. Youth workers, of all kinds, are busy people and I want to make the few minutes they do have for training short, simple, stout with tips and information.
How about you, do you look for youth worker training from You Tube?
What videos have you found that have helped equip you for youth ministry/ministering to teens?