Below is an excerpt of a resource review/recommendation that I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to continue reading on the YS Blog.

Do you ever find yourself wanting an assistant, intern, or more volunteers to help you? I know I have, as I realized early in ministry that there is always more work to be done. I will never arrive, so to say. Therefore, as many have wisely said before me, we need to work smarter, not just harder. 

Download Youth Ministry is one of the resources that helps me work smarter. DYM is growing in popularity, but I have still found many who do not yet know how helpful it can be. Their co-founder, Doug Fields, has even referred to it as an intern you can always count on. Their newest resource, Sidekick, is one of my favorites. In fact, if you play screen-based games in your youth group, Sidekick will take them to the next level. If you don’t because you have always thought they were too difficult, Sidekick will make them much easier.


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