There’s a bit more to highlight this week than usual, sorry! There’s a lot of good content being published that you should check out. Read through some of this when you get a chance. And if you have some links and videos to recommend for our next Links ‘n Vids post, share them in the comments below. Thanks!
- Making volunteer youth ministry meetings worthwhile – This is almost exactly the same format I used for my volunteer meetings. Less blah blah blah stuff and more substance that values the time your leaders are giving.
- Setting the youth ministry calendar – 5 tips to keep in mind as you schedule things this summer and next fall.
- Presentation Clock for the iPhone – If you’re a speaker, it sounds like this handy little app can help keep you end on time.
- 5 “Best Practices” For Maximizing Our Impact On Students’ Parents – This could also be titled, “5 things you know you should be doing but often don’t for whatever reason.”
- Discrimination of single pastors – I’m married now, but I remember experiencing several of these unfounded fears when I was a single guy serving in ministry years ago.
- Give ’em Jesus, not stuff – Good thoughts about if we’re really moving kids toward Christ or toward a Christian subculture.
- 3 secrets of an intentional missions trip – Simple, yet so impactful. Make sure these things are part of your missions trip this summer!
- Get to know Mark Matlock – Tic Long introduces Mark Matlock and together they introduce a little bit about the life of the new guy who’s leading Youth Specialties.
- How to start a movement – Recommended by Kara Powel, and for good reason! Serious implications for leaders.
- 6 Crucial Tips To Help You Be a Better Parent – Some of these are no-brainers, but it’s still good to see this being talked about to a larger audience.
- Consumer Worship – In a weird twist of irony, I think this video was intented to be consumed by worshippers, but it’s a good reminder nonetheless.
- Life In 6 Words: GOSPEL – Dare 2 Share used this during their Untour conference this past year.
Posted on June 1, 2011