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2011 Christmas Gift Guide for Youth Workers

November 30, 2011

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If you know a youth pastor, worker, or volunteer, and you want to get them a gift this Christmas season, look no further than the 2011 Christmas Gift Guide here at Youth Pastor Gear. Below, you will find gift ideas for technology, books, and resources that youth workers will love. There are gifts for all […]

How to Preach with an iPad

November 28, 2011

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This past Sunday, I had a chance to preach at church. When I preach, my sermon prep and presentation follow a standard routine: I manuscript the sermon, then practice it 3-5 times, and then I preach mostly from memory, only referring to the printed manuscript for Bible verses or for specific wording. This time I […]

Keep Current on Christian Music with Christian Music Zine

November 25, 2011

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The Christian music scene is as varied and diverse as the regular music scene. You have got the hardcore/screamo bands, the rock/alt bands, singer/songwriters, pop groups, gospel, and even country singers. While there are some Christian bands that receive widespread media coverage (see: Switchfoot), for the most part it is hard to get comprehensive media […]

What is Thanksgiving?

November 23, 2011

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Phil Vischer (creator of VeggieTales) and the crew at his new venture JellyFish Labs have created some great brief clips about Thanksgiving. These videos answer the questions: “What is Thanksgiving?” and “Who made Thanksgiving a holiday?” Each clip features some of the characters from What’s in the Bible? – an amazing project designed to provide children […]

5 Bible Reference Books for Youth Ministry

November 21, 2011

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In my Adult Bible Fellowship, we are going through a series on how to study the Bible. This past Sunday, we took a look at some of the extra-biblical reference material out there. I brought out some of my resources that are designed for a more general audience. For most people in the ABF, these tools […]

How to Use Minute to Win It in Youth Ministry

November 18, 2011

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I have always thought that Minute to Win It is a perfect show for youth pastors. It shows a variety of simple games that vary in degrees of difficulty. The games are easy to explain, use basic household products, and are short enough that you can cycle through contestants quickly. Plus, the games are hilarious to […]

Posters for Books of the Bible

November 16, 2011

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The other day I discovered Word Bible Designs – a website that has creative posters on each book of the Bible. Designer Jim LePage has created some breathtaking images that capture a key concept, idea, or storyline in each of the biblical books – he wrote a great intro to the project and his thought process. If […]