Free Ebook – The Student Mission Trip Greenhouse

smt-greenhouse Are you planning on taking a mission trip this year? Then you’ll want to read “The Student Mission Trip Greenhouse” by Doug Franklin over at LeaderTreks. This FREE Ebook download talks about how to turn a mission trip from a simple service project into a “greenhouse” for your teens spiritual development. You can get the book at http://leadertreks.org/ebooks.html....

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Resources for the hurting youth minister

image When you are going through serious hurts in the ministry, it can seem like you are all alone. Depending on the circumstances, you lose your church, ministry friends, and even “real world” friends. As we saw in yesterday’s article, though, isolation can be extremely damaging to a minister as he or she tries to heal. We are so used to helping others – who helps the helpers? So today I want to share a few resources with you, places you can go if you are hurting and need some healing. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but I tried to find all that I could. These sites offer a variety...

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Free Stuff – MP3 Bible

If you’re like me, you spend a ton of time in the car or out walking with your MP3 player of choice. Why not make good use of that “dead time” by listening to an audio Bible? I found a good free version online. You can download it by books or can download the New and Old Testament in two big chunks.    New Testament Old Testament  ...

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Free Stuff – Giving back

Normally I link you to free stuff that you can get, but today we’re going to be giving back…   image image image I love it when youth ministers post their resources online for all to use. We are not competing against each other, but trying to help one another. That is why one of my favorite websites is Pastor2Youth. Ryan Nielsen, who runs the site, set up a “Youth Ministry Exchange” where fellow youth ministers have uploaded over 3,000 different resources, ranging from lessons, games, power point, etc. There is a ton of stuff there, but it only happens because youth ministers like you...

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Free Stuff – Effective forms

image   If your ministry hasn’t quite reached the 21st century and doesn’t use a computerized form to register new students (described so wonderfully in this blog post), then you’ll need a form or card to get the vital information. If you don’t want to put one together yourself, here are a few that you can use… The first is from The Source For Youth Ministry (under his “Logistical Crud”). Its very basic, and gives you a good idea what information you should put on your card. image   Here is the visitor card I used in my previous ministry. dbd34bac-e5c1-401d-9e6f-7000e7eea6be  ...

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Free Stuff – Power Play Vol 1

This is an incredible free resource that is only available through April 30th (aka Tomorrow!) from youthministry.com. It is the entire “Power Play Volume 1” by Simply Youth Ministry. Power Play Vol 1 contains 20 interactive trivia games. It retails for $18.99. Download it today before its too late!   image...

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