Flashback Friday is a new weekly feature where we give you the run down of all the interesting posts from the youth ministry blogosphere. Consider it our way of keeping you connected with what is going on.
- The Declining Faith of Our Teenagers
- Youth Ministry Essentials: The Interview
- A Right Approach To The Bible In Your Youth Ministry
- Youth Ministry In Cape Town, South Africa
We search the Internet to bring you relevant information to help you be a better youth worker. Here are some links from posts we thought were pretty great.
- Rethinking Youth Ministry: A short post on a creative prayer activity for your students.
- Doug Franklin: A super short post giving three tips on how to be a better mentor. Good read.
- Adventures In Missions (and MarkO): Great article from our friends at Adventures in Missions interviewing our other friend Mark Oestreicher about the evolution of teenagers and youth missions, as well as some thoughts on youth discipleship.
- More Than Dodgeball: Great (and short) thoughts from Josh about the benefits of doing camp early in the summer.
- Just Pudge: Interesting take on how teams lose traction. Short read. Applicable to you and your team of volunteers.
- For Those Who Thirst: Great article on how to "unlock the potential of your volunteers" by Greg Wilson (hint, hint: We're working with Greg to be a future contributor to the YM360 Blog. We're pumped.)
- Compassion International Blog: Congrats to our friends at Compassion. They have received another high honor. I'm telling you, Compassion is the real deal. You're missing it if you are not a part of this organization.
- Youth Worker Journal: A thought provoking post by Mark J. Jackson on why reflection is the missing component of youth mission trips and other "service experiences."
- Youthministry.com: Our friends Doug Fields and Matt McGill write a great article on defining deeper youth ministry. Short read, great stuff.
- Fuller Youth Institute: New show on MTV that might actually be (gasp!) useful and instructive.
- More From Fuller: Study examines the role perception plays in eating disorders in teenage girls.
And that will do it, folks. Have a great weekend!
- As always, we want to hear your thoughts. Any particular post catch your eyes? Make you think? Did you disagree with anything? Let us know! Your voice makes the ym360 community stronger.