YM Resource – Free eBooks for Youth Ministry

Ever since my wife received her Kindle as a birthday gift last year, I have loved the idea of digital books. In fact, I eventually bought myself one, and we are in the process of trying to figure out how to get all our bookshelves onto these little devices. Brandon Schmidt over at Youth Pastor … Continue reading YM Resource – Free eBooks for Youth Ministry

Equipping Small Group Leaders For Upcoming XP3 Students Series

Equipping and empowering adult small group leaders is the only way to significantly grow a sustainable youth ministry beyond yourself. This is a common thread I have encountered throughout my Bible college years, seminary and at The Orange Conference. I was asked by XP3 to share my thoughts on how we equip small group leaders … Continue reading Equipping Small Group Leaders For Upcoming XP3 Students Series

Trying Something New – Time Out

I've been a reader/follower of Tim Schmoyer's "Life in Student Ministry" blog for quite a while. As a reader, I've often thought Monday's "Time Out" devotional thoughts were great. In fact, they have helped me get focused on many occasions. The other day, they made a request for more writers, and I thought to myself … Continue reading Trying Something New – Time Out

YM Resource: Interlinc conGRADulations

Over the past couple years, I've used Interlinc's resources quite a bit. For a time, I used their monthly YLO (Youth Leaders Only) subscription, but I also use their conGRADulations CD for out high school graduates. It's a great collection of music and video testimonies, designed for graduates. For example, the 2011 CD contains music … Continue reading YM Resource: Interlinc conGRADulations

Orange Week – February 7-11, 2011

This is just a heads-up that that this week is Orange Week. I've been asked by the Orange Social Media Team to blog about the Orange Conference and the Orange philosophy this week. So, expect several posts (at least one a day) about Orange. If you have been curious about this way of changing the … Continue reading Orange Week – February 7-11, 2011

YM Resource – “Dawn Treader” Youthworker Guide

As you know, I am a huge fan of the "Chronicles of Narnia." I was able to see an early screening of "Voyage of the Dawn Treader" last week (thoughts here), and I highly recommend it for everyone. I recently signed up through Interlinc for their "Narnia Insider" program through Interlinc. As a Narnia “Insider” … Continue reading YM Resource – “Dawn Treader” Youthworker Guide

YM Resource – A Parent’s Guide to Facebook

Are you a parent or youth leader? Have you worried a bit about the safety of social networking, specifically Facebook? If so, I have the resource for you. ConnectSafely and the iKeepSafe Coalition have put together a 32-page guide called, "A Parent's Guide to Facebook." Also, there is a link below giving you a quick … Continue reading YM Resource – A Parent’s Guide to Facebook