As a youth worker you are always looking for resources.
A great resource can save you tons of time or allow you to be WAY more effective.
Quickly let me give you 5 great resources that I promise will help you.
1. Small Group Curriculum
If you run small groups you are always looking for good curriculum. Even if you don’t do small groups sometimes you can use the lessons in other areas of the ministry.
This is where disciple6.com comes in. This is 6 years worth of lessons. The lessons are built in such a way that over the course of the 6 years your students will have a well rounded discipleship experience.
Oh ya, and the best part is it is free.
2. A Book
Hands down my favourite youth ministry book is Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry by Doug Fields.
This is such a practical and foundational book that I think everyone that works with students should read.
3. Interactive Communication
I discovered this next resource from a guest lecturer in one of my classes. When speaking have you ever wanted student interaction? If so, then polleverywhere.com is perfect for you.
It is pretty simple. You can set up a survey and students can text in their responses for instant feedback. This can add a whole new dynamic to your communication.
Let’s be honest. Games are very important to a youth worker. This is why funninja.org is so awesome.
Sometimes when you go to a game website and read about the game you are more confused than inspired. With funninja.com there are video’s to watch the game in action plus the explanations are clear and simple.
5. A Website
My favorite youth ministry website is cpyu.org. You will not find a better website that digs into youth culture.
It is informative, timely and extremely well researched information. This is a website that every youth worker should be going to but you also need to be pointing your parents to this site.