One of the things we are committed to at ym360 is Networking. Our vision for networking is connecting you to people and organizations doing awesome youth ministry. Flashback Friday is a feature where we give you the run down of all the awesome posts from the past week in the youth ministry blogosphere. Consider it our way of keeping you connected with what is going on.
- A Rallying Cry For Youth Workers
- Youth Worker BOOST: The Overcomer On Your Side
- Youth Ministry Essentials: 10 Tips For Preparing For A Mission Trip
- Surviving Youth Ministry
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.
- Doug Fields--Doug wrote a couple of posts on things that discourage him, and he got a ton of feedback. So, here is a user generated list of stuff that discourages youth workers. Do you see yours on there?
- Fuller Youth Institute--This study has amazing, but not altogether surprising. Kara Powell writes about a study that shows 85% of college grads will move back home with their parents. Whoa . . .
- ReYouth Pastor--Jeremy Zach writes a GREAT post here. "Moving From Fax Machines To Facebook: How Technology Is Changing Youth Ministry." Informative and clever. Give it a read.
- Jay Higham--Friend and ym360 Contributor Jay Higham writes a great post this week worth checking out: "3 Things To Build Relationships With Parents."
- Junior High Ministry--Love this post by Scott about how to show appreciation to volunteers. Pertinent this time of year.
- Youth Leaders Academy--Helpful and practical post by Rachel entitled "How To Write A Youth Ministry Newsletter That People Actually Read."
- Youth Ministry Conversations--All-around good guy Bill Nance has a post about how unique the summer is in the life of a youth pastor. Bill passes along some great tips for finding a good rhythm in what can be a fluid environment.
That's all the links for this week. As always, have an awesome weekend . . . And THANK YOU for the chance to serve you as part of the ym360 community.
- As usual, 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.