Making volunteer youth ministry meetings worthwhile [Links ‘n Vids]

Links 'n VidsThere’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!


  1. 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.
  2. Setting the youth ministry calendar – 5 tips to keep in mind as you schedule things this summer and next fall.
  3. Presentation Clock for the iPhone – If you’re a speaker, it sounds like this handy little app can help keep you end on time.
  4. 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.”
  5. 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.
  6. Give ’em Jesus, not stuff – Good thoughts about if we’re really moving kids toward Christ or toward a Christian subculture.
  7. 3 secrets of an intentional missions trip – Simple, yet so impactful. Make sure these things are part of your missions trip this summer!


  1. 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.
  2. How to start a movement – Recommended by Kara Powel, and for good reason! Serious implications for leaders.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Life In 6 Words: GOSPEL – Dare 2 Share used this during their Untour conference this past year.

Posted on June 1, 2011

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