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Logos Book of the Month

January 13, 2012


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 […]

The Gospel Project

January 11, 2012


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 […]

Twelve Books to Read in 2012

January 9, 2012


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 […]

Five Bible Reading Plans for 2012

December 23, 2011


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


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


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 […]

Ten Best Books of 2011

December 14, 2011


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, […]