flashback friday (nov. 19): this week's links from the youth ministry blogosphere
[ym360 Note: This week's Flashback Friday is a little shorter than usual, as we are in Nashville at the National Youth Worker's Convention. If you are here, stop by our booth. We'd love to meet you!]
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 interesting posts from the past week in the youth ministry blogosphere. Consider it our way of keeping you connected with what is going on.
- Developing Spiritual Disciplines In Your Students Service
- Asking Questions About Social Networks Youth Ministry Relationships
- "Who Are We?": Creating Identity For Your Youth Group
- The 5 Resources I Wish I Knew As A New Youth Minister
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 Franklin.com—Doug writes a great post on why volunteers leave.
- Fuller Youth Institute.com—Cody Charland challenges our ministry perceptions by asking how long pizza and entertainment can engage students.
- Greg Stier.com—Greg writes a post listing three ways to ignite your fire for evangelism.
- Jesus And Teenagers—Benjer McVeigh writes a great post about tips on helping students read the Bible in a Google world.
- More Than Dodgeball.com—Josh writes a great post about how he uses his week to prepare for his weekend messages.
- Rethinking Youth Ministry.com—The guys at Rethink list 10 ways to empower your teenagers to lead your ministry. I love this post. Great stuff.
- Youth Ministry.com—Doug and Matt write a series about how to lead better discussions in your small groups.
That will do it, folks. As always, have a great 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.