Youth ministry news and links to check out: 3-13-08

Extending your youth ministry to families
One guy’s experience and recommendations for reaching families through the youth ministry.

The Walmart effect and the smaller church
Have you ever lost one of your students to the local mega church? David equates it partially to a spiritual battle. I think it’s because people view church with a consumerism mindset.

Youth Game: Underground Church and Subliminal Scavenger Hunt
An over-spiritualized version of sardines with a way-cool “brain washing” video twist.

Marketing Techniques for Ministry
Some good things to do, but maybe the motivation should be to reach more people for Christ, not to “increase visitors and numbers at church or youth group.”

The Essentials of Youth Ministry
Great advice! Identity and destiny, yes, just make sure that purpose flows out of them, not the other way around.

Looking for a youth pastor?
Steve Blanchard, friend of mine and author of, is looking for a full-time youth ministry position. Wanna hire him?

Views on Managing Ministry
Five different perspectives on how to lead your ministry and the various consequences thereof.

Youth Ministry Links
A compilation of websites Joe uses to find youth ministry resources. There’s a couple good ones there that I didn’t even know about.

CNN Study: 1 in 4 teenage girls has an STD
Every other youth worker on the Internet is linking to this article as the latest “we’re failing miserably” craze. Figured I’d link, too, but not for that reason.

Posted on March 13, 2008

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