5 Social Justice Resources for Your Youth Ministry

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Who’s talking about social justice? 

When I’m in a room with a bunch of youth workers I hear a lot of the same topics and themes come up.  A lot of it has to do with caring for students or growing a youth ministry.

One of the issues that I hear youth workers talk about some time is social justice.  However, the conversation often is short because these same youth workers do not have many resources that they use.

I want to suggests 5 resources that can greatly help you as you show students what social justice is and how they can get involved.

4 Books You Should Read This Summer

As the youth ministry calendar begins to slow down it is a great time to rest, get caught up on some projects and read.

Some of you love to read and some of you hate to read.  Wherever you fall I want to challenge you to strategically pick at least one book this summer to read. Here are 4 very different options that you could choose from.

These 2 Evaluation Tools are Worth Your Time

I’m constantly being evaluated by my students.

It could seem threatening but it keeps me improving. I’m also constantly evaluating the Youth Ministry Institute that I co-lead with Tyson Howells. We’re regularly looking for new ways to make our program better.

Sometimes we evaluate student ministries to help them be the best that they can be. Here are 2 consulting tools that I like to use with groups. I hope you find them helpful. 

An Amazing Resource To Help You Accomplish Your Goals

This time of year is all about resolutions and goals.

So I have to ask, What are your youth ministry goals this year?

I hope that you have some goals over wise you are in store for a frustrating year.  You have heard the old adage, “if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time.”

Your goals could be;

  • Starting a new program
  • How about connecting with a certain amount of students each week
  • Seeing yourself or students more engaged in spiritual disciplines
  • Doing a better job with followup

There really are countless goals that you could have, they key is seeing them completed.  This is where so many people fail.  I have for you two practical pieces of advice and one amazing resource to help you accomplish your goals this time.

The All-Time Most Important Youth Ministry Book

We’re all looking for that great resource…

the one that will help us be more effective…  -that will push us to reach more students. -something that will help us unleash the full potential of our youth ministry.

I want to share with you the most important youth ministry book of all-time.

Are you ready for it…..

The Three Top Go To Sites for Icebreakers, Games and Activities

It’s Friday afternoon and you are in charge of the games for the evening. Everyone is counting on you for that perfect mixer to add light and life to the event. It’s the activity that will get kids meeting and greeting setting the stage for all that will transpire that evening…No Pressure! But don’t sweat the small stuff! Here are the top 3 go to sites where youth workers and pastors are getting the best stuff