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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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Video Announcements for Youth Group

December 16, 2011

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Over at Life in Student Ministry¬†there was a post about creating animated video announcements. Turns out there are several iOS and Android apps which record your voice and then create animated characters that go along with your words. You can then take the video and upload it to YouTube and Facebook for your students. Since […]

Ten Best Books of 2011

December 14, 2011

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I am an avid reader. I firmly believe in the importance of lifelong learning, and a key way I learn is through reading. I try to read around 40-50 books per year, which is a little less than 1 book per week. As you will see below, my reading selection is normally skewed towards history, […]

Next Big Thing: A Review of Prezi Presentation Software

December 12, 2011

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I first saw Prezi in use in September 2011. I was at the Desiring God National Conference where Michael Oh, a missionary to Japan, had an afternoon keynote address. He was a fantastic speaker, challenging us to get a global perspective on mission from the Lord’s Prayer. What also impressed me about him was his […]

Christmas YouTube Videos for Youth Group

December 9, 2011

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I try to incorporate YouTube videos into youth group nearly every week. Sometimes they are the current viral hits, other times they are serious videos that tie in to the lesson, and every once in a while they are just ridiculously awesome videos.¬†I have been collecting several YouTube videos to use over the next 2 […]

Using Evernote Hello in Youth Ministry

December 7, 2011

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Evernote, the company behind the amazing memory app of the same name, is at it again. This morning, they announced a new free app for the iPhone: Evernote Hello. This free app is designed to help you remember new people, by storing their contact info, taking a picture of their face, and saving the location […]