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Youth ministry news and links to check out: 4-09-08

Become a guest blogger for Life in Student Ministry
I’m always looking for people to bring new experiences and fresh perspectives to Life in Student Ministry. Check out this page if you’d like to be a guest blogger here.

Ten questions every leader should ask
Some of these questions are convicting just to read. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.

15 signs that you (or your church) lacks vision
Simple ideas for evaluating our ministries.

FREE Adobe Photoshop Online
Have some youth group pics that need a little editing? Check out this brand new online Photoshop for picture tweaks, 2 GB online free storage, picture imports from Facebook and more.

Paris Hilton says happy to be role model for girls
Uhh, what?! I can’t believe she’s actually serious! [ht Ypulse]

Values Session 7: Serve (Part 2)
Jon shares a free youth lesson about serving others based on Ephesians 4:11-12.

For Gen Y, the world is flat
Students prefer to view leadership and consume news from peer-to-peer, not from the top-down style.

Youth Ministry Confessions
Some very convicting confessions: “I confess my over-programming, which I thought was a sign of strength, but may actually have been a symptom of insecurity.” [ht PlugRug]

How to keep volunteers for a LONG TIME!
Some great practical ways to help your adult youth leaders involved and passionate. [ht PlugRug]

Are you healthy? – A 10 point plan for youth leaders
Grahame shares from decades of youth ministry experience about how to achieve longevity and remain healthy in ministry. [ht PlugRug]

“She’s grounded from coming to youth group”
Brian’s story of how NOT to respond to a parent who grounds their kid from youth group.

Worst ministry decisions I have made – Part 1
Learn from Mark’s mistakes. He has some good insights.


Posted on April 9, 2008

  • Thanks for the link Tim. I’ll be posting more on the subject of parents and youth ministry over the next couple of weeks sharing what I have learned pesonally over the years to DO or NOT DO.
    Thanks for your posts, website, resources and personal insight. It continues to be an encouragement.

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