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Leading Games

October 28, 2011

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The Youth Specialties blog recently posted some wonderful tips on leading games well.┬áSome of the tips are more common sense: “Make sure you understand the game. Read the instructions carefully, make sure you have all the equipment you need, and if possible do a dry run.” Others, on the other hand, are pure gold for […]

You Teach Me

October 26, 2011

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This great idea was posted by Brian over at Rethinking Youth Ministry: have the students quickly study the passage and the teach the lesson to the youth leaders. Apparently the idea came from a youth worker named TJ, whose students have really stepped up their Bible study skills as a result. Here are some of […]

Three Ways to Use Evernote in Youth Ministry

October 24, 2011

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Evernote is one of those programs that, once you start using, you wonder how you ever worked without it. Evernote is a memory capture and recall app; you can save any type of file into Evernote and easily access it from a wide variety of devices. I have been using Evernote for youth ministry since […]

Using Facebook Pages in Youth Ministry

October 21, 2011

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Having a presence on Facebook is pretty much a must in youth ministry. It is where most students spend their free time talking to friends, sharing photos, and playing games. If you want to spread the word about your ministry, a specific event, or a topic, it should be on Facebook. The guys at ChurchM.ag […]

Use Your Local Library

October 19, 2011

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A city’s local library is typically the most underused public resource. Thousands of books, magazines, DVDs and other sources of information are freely available to any citizen, yet most people rarely enter through the doors. Here is some advice on how to take full advantage of your library’s resources: Use Library as a Second Office […]

Lesson in a Can

October 17, 2011

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As an Eagle Scout, I have always tried to follow the Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared. This mantra is applicable in all aspects of life, especially ministry. In youth ministry, anything can, and does, happen. Volunteers and small group leaders can call out sick at any given moment. At a group retreat, you may be […]

Monopoly Deal

October 14, 2011

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The board game Monopoly is a classic American game. Countless families and youth groups have enjoyed playing hours of this game. The only downside to this game: it literally takes hours to play. Enter Monopoly Deal. This version has all the excitement of wheeling, dealing, and stealing of the board game, but with a much […]