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Youth Ministry Links
May 30, 2008, 2:54 pm
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Got this from YSMARKO and thought it would helpful.

my top youth ministry website picks

Wednesday May 28th 2008, 4:00 am
Filed under: youth ministry, youth specialties, youth work

i had a little column in the last issue of christianity today. they have a monthly column with someone’s top website picks in a particular area or theme. they asked me to compile one on youth ministry websites. since they’ve just posted it on their website, i’ll do the same here:

The favorite youth-ministry websites of Mark Oestreicher, president of Youth Specialties, author of many books, and chronic blogger.
Mark Oestreicher

Youth Ministry Exchange
By youth workers and for youth workers, YMX is the place to discuss all things youth ministry, with thousands of threads on every imaginable subject. Some sections are free, but a $5 annual pass gets you access to the whole thing—and it’s totally worth it.

The Source for Youth Ministry
Jonathan McKee started this site (formerly Jonathan’s Resources) as a labor of love for youth workers. Chock full of free resources and ideas (the game section alone is amazing).

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
This website, from CPYU founder Walt Mueller, is really for parents, but youth workers find it extremely helpful. It’s loaded with blogs, articles, links to relevant stories, and more resources than you can imagine to help you learn about youth culture. And the free, weekly e-mail updates are a must.

When Group Publishing partnered with Doug Fields’s Simply Youth Ministry, they resurrected this long-dormant domain to create a new site, distinct from their two other sites. They’re just beginning to move from a commerce-only site to a content-and-commerce site.

Especialidades Juveniles
Youth Specialties’ Spanish division has its own website, completely separate in location, content, and maintenance from the English-language YS site. Based on traffic stats, it’s the most popular youth-ministry site in the world. Of course, it’s all in Spanish.

Youth Specialties
Okay, it’s a bit self-promotional, but it truly is my favorite for all things concerning youth ministry, with thousands of pages of articles, ideas, and free stuff—plus the most comprehensive youth-ministry job bank anywhere (with over 700 listings at any time).


Free Rice, Fun Game
May 22, 2008, 6:30 pm
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You gotta check out this site. Another example for perfect creativity. Play a vocabulary game, and donate free rice. Not only is the site a great way to give, but the design is beautiful.

Here are the goals for this site. They are so simple.

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Awareness Test
May 21, 2008, 4:46 pm
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Just trying to keep you youth workers sharp!

May 14, 2008, 5:32 pm
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Nintendo Coffee Table
May 9, 2008, 9:25 pm
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Nintendo Coffee table

Forget touchscreen, solar powered or even self-destructing coffee tables… Kyle Downes has modded the coffee table into its best version ever: a retro-tastic NES controller. Just look at the sleek lines, the high quality finish and classy glass top. And then giggle at the fact that it actually works. Don’t believe it? Check out the video after the gallery.

O Praise Him
May 7, 2008, 4:16 pm
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I love this video!

Social Networking Sites
May 5, 2008, 6:36 pm
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