flashback friday (oct. 8): this week's links from the youth ministry blogosphere
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.
- Virtual Morality: The Challenge Of Addressing Students' Online Behavior
- Youth Ministry Essentials: Cultivating Student Leadership
- Two Simple Verses: The Role Of Scripture In Your Youth Ministry
- American Religious Knowledge: What It Means For Your 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.
- Youth Ministry.com--One in a series of the articles from Youthministry.com Daily, this article is part 2 of "Why I <3 My Small Group." Great stuff from Matt and Doug.
- Fuller Youth Institute--Yes, it's time. Brad Griffin challenges us as youth workers to make it a point to start talking about bullying and cyber bullying. There really is no excuse for us not to address it.
- Relational Youth Ministry.com--Reid Olsen nails it in this article entitled "Why Youth Ministry"?
- Rethinking Youth Ministry.com--Absolutely LOVE this idea for creative journaling with your youth group.
- Jesus and Teenagers.com--Benjer has been on a serious role lately. Check out this post, one in a series of posts entitled "5 Truths of Youth Ministry." Also don't miss his 300 reasons why he loves youth ministry.
- Youth Ministry Geek.com--Great update by Chris on how Facebook's new "groups" can help youth workers.
- YMJen.com--Now here's the deal: I do not agree with all, or maybe even most, of what Jen says. However, I think she makes a very interesting argument. Well written and thought provoking post, entitled "Why I don't give talks."
- The Resurgance.com--There's nothing like sarcasm as genre. This is a great post by Justin called "12 Ways to Make Your Writing anti-Christian." There's a great message for youth workers here.
- Steps Of Justice.com--If you are looking for a creative and challenging way to help open your students' eyes to the needs of the poor in your community and the world, check out what is going on this month at Steps of Justice. Great stuff.
- Radical Parenting.com--Earn major points with your students' moms by sending them this link. Seriously, you need to do this.
- Love God Love Students.com--Matt McGill (aka, maybe my new most favorite person in the world) has a great idea for a simple Bible Study "hook" for your students.
- Like A Fire.com--Paul is a great thinker and a great guy. I love his thoughts here in a short post entitled "The Problem With Leadership And Discipleship."
- The Disciple Project--Fun and short post by Paul about 10 Skills Student Leaders must learn. Great list.
- For Thos Who Thirst.com--Greg has a thought provoking post on an interesting component of family ministry called "intergenerational small groups." Love the idea, here.
- A New Kind Of Youth Ministry.com--Like these suggestions. Chris writes "9 Considerations for a Family Approach" to youth ministry.
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.