My first youth ministry Facebook application

Life in Student Ministry on FacebookIt’s finally up and running and ready for public consumption! I created a Facebook application called, Life in Student Ministry Reader. Basically, it’s another way to subscribe to this site and keep up with the latest youth ministry freebies, games, resources and articles. It feeds the latest three articles straight to your Facebook profile and also links to them in your sidebar.

My original idea was to use this Facebook application to feed youth group news and announcements to my students’ Facebook profiles and thereby easily make the info accessible to all their friends, as well. That application is still in the works. If you’re lucky, I may even offer that one as a free resource here sometime for you guys to use with your youth groups.

Another idea, inspired by a conversation with Adam McLane, is to make a Facebook application like this that feeds youth ministry posts from across various different authors and sites. Sounds like a great idea to me! I just have two questions for you all before I put it together, though: 1) Is there interest in a Facebook app like this? 2) Nominate a couple youth ministry sites that you’d like to see included. Leave your input in the comments.

In the meantime, if you’d like to add the Life in Student Ministry Reader to your profile, visit the application on Facebook and check it out.

Add Life in Student Ministry Facebook Reader

Posted on October 4, 2007

  • I would very much love an app that students could add to their profiles with youth group news.

    As far as this app, I track your site (and other helpful sites) with bloglines and don’t see myself using facebook for that purpose. I would encourage you to put your energy into developing something that would let us communicate with our kids better. That would really be awesome!

  • Tim

    Yeah, RSS readers are by far the best way to follow websites and blogs. Those who use RSS readers will make little use of this application. However, many people are not familiar with RSS nor do they use RSS readers. That’s why I also offer email subscriptions and now this Facebook app.

  • An announcement application would be fantastic.

    To answer your questions: Yes, I have an interest in an app like that and I’ll throw my blog in the hopper!

    Reforming Students

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