So we were talking about having a beard-a-thon to raise some money for youth group the other week. Daniel was talking a big game, but he didn’t know Eden was in the mix. Looks like she will be taking home gold with no contest from the others. 🙂
Sorry Dan…maybe next year
This weekend brought about a couple of changes to the youth room in as we prepare for a new program that i am really excited about. We brought in a new chair and couch thinks to a member of the congregation. Also, we were given 5 computers a little while ago. Three of the comps are making their home in the youth/family ministry space. I have done a little bit to set them up. They are also going to be used for the online survey during then next couple of weeks. Finally, my dad found an old router that he was not using because it was not playing nice with his Mac. Man I am excited about the new additions.
Here are a couple of pics. of the computers and the new furniture.
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Last night we went to Boo At the Zoo at the national zoo in DC. Katie, her mom, Eden and I went and had a great time trick or treating at the zoo.
There were tons of places where we got candy, toys and learned about what animals do at night. there were so many cool costumes. this is something that I know is going to be fun for years to come.
Marco is one of the most influential youth workers I have come across. Recently he wrote the book youth ministry 3.0. this has been a book that has provided me with some great reflection about the way that i am currently in ministry.
Youth Specialties let him go as a result of a differing opinion as to where Zondervan would like to see youth specialties go. I am anxious for what this means for youth specialties. Yet, I know that Marko is going to find fruitful ministry along the next chapter of his faith journey.
I am excited to see where God leads Marko and he is my my prayers.
YS removes Marco from his position as the president of Youth Specialties. The full Youth Specialties press release is right here.
As i have been thinking about the books that i have found useful there has been a torrent of books that i have thought about as I have begun to try and resource youth workers with some of the better youth ministry books.
Unleashing God’s Word in youth ministry had been a really great resource for me in developing studies for youth, young adults, and adult study. Also Shafer has some really great and unique thinking about ways that we can invite students to inductively study God’s word. He outlines a number of different ways to read through scripture so that you can digest the text layer by layer.
He also has a number of different suggestions for a scope plan so that you are not just studying the parts of scripture you or youth group prefers.
Barry also has put the tools into practice through a collection of inductive studies. I have the one he did on the gospel of John and it is very good. I am always skeptical when there is a book about how to study the Bible because I tend to look for the author’s hidden agenda or theology.
I would suggest that you check out this great resource.
Final Grade: A