Youth Pastor Gear has Moved

January 23, 2012

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I have really enjoyed working on this website, but I realized that I could only do so much while on WordPress.com. That is why, as of today, I have moved all the content to a new blog: YouthPastorGear.com. Please update your bookmarks and check out all the new stuff I will be doing from that […]

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Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Youth Ministry

January 18, 2012

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Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are powerful communication and community building tools you can use for your youth ministry. But before you dive in headfirst into the social media world, you need to think through how you will use them in your ministry. Who will you be communicating to? What will you […]

Logos Book of the Month

January 13, 2012

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I have already professed my love of Logos before on this blog; it is the best Bible study software available, and is essential for youth pastors, youth workers, and anyone that teaches and preaches from the Word. They have just started a new program called Free Book of the Month, where users can get a […]

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The Gospel Project

January 11, 2012

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The Gospel Project is a new Bible study curriculum currently in development from LifeWay. According to their website, this curriculum is a “Christ-centered Bible study resource that deeply examines the grand narrative of Scripture and how it transforms the lives of those it touches.” The Gospel Project, which is slated to be released in Fall […]

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Twelve Books to Read in 2012

January 9, 2012

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As you may have noticed, I am an avid reader. I do this because “Leaders are Readers and Readers are Leaders” (Mark Batterson). I make time for it by reading on the go – I can read eBooks on my phone, iPad, or Kindle. Sometimes I reread the classics, but many of the books I […]

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Five Bible Reading Plans for 2012

December 23, 2011

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As I said on Wednesday, it is important for youth pastors to have a grasp of the Bible as a whole. And the best way to get a big-picture grasp of the whole Bible is to read the whole Bible in a year. That said, here are my 5 recommendations for Bible reading plans for […]

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3 Reasons to Read the Bible in a Year

December 21, 2011

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If you are a youth pastor or youth worker, one of your primary purposes is to teach the Bible to students. Sure, your responsibilities may include event planning, budgeting, organizational work, and other behind the scenes stuff, but ministry is about creating and developing disciples of Jesus Christ, and that is only done through the […]

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