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Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Youth Ministry

January 18, 2012


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 […]

Christmas Video Announcements for Youth Group

December 16, 2011


Over at Life in Student Ministry┬áthere 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 […]

Next Big Thing: A Review of Prezi Presentation Software

December 12, 2011


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 […]

Using Evernote Hello in Youth Ministry

December 7, 2011


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 […]

Worst Nativity Sets

December 2, 2011


Over at Marko’s blog, he posted an amazing list of the 27 Worst Nativity Sets. What makes them horrible is not the subject (i.e. Jesus) but rather the manner or method by which they try to honor Jesus. Here are some of my favorites: I was surprised I did not find the Fisher Price Nativity […]

Using Facebook Pages in Youth Ministry

October 21, 2011


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 […]