YouTube consumption, community and youth ministry [video]

In August I wrote a post about, “Why YouTube has replaced TV for me (and many teens).” With YouTube coming to the living room television set via Apple TV and Google TV and mobile video views rising exponentially on my own videos, online video consumption will only continue to increase.

As I mentioned in my post, one of the things I appreciate most about YouTube is the active community of people there. I love it! It’s easy to miss it if your YouTube engagement is limited to clicking the occasional video link that comes across Twitter or Facebook, but once you start keeping up with your YouTube channel subscriptions, participate in comments, and post video responses, a whole new world opens up that’s just awesome!

Below is a collaboration video I did with two other youth worker YouTubers, Ruth Elkin of Northern Ireland and Brett Hetherington of Pennsylvania. Together we talked about what we’re learning in youth ministry lately in a fun sorta way. (Watch for the bloopers at the end!)

We’d love to have you start engaging with the youth ministry YouTube community by using your YouTube account to post a video response to our video below. Share what you’ve been learning in youth ministry lately. Ruth explains how to do that in the video, so check it out.

Oh, and I recently acquired the “studentministry” YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe to it for my future youth ministry videos.

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Posted on October 7, 2010

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