Fri, Jun 22 2012 09:03 | Andy Lundy, Event Planning, Gene Edwards, Internet Accountability Software, Internet Filter, Jeff Smyth, Mark Oestreicher, Marko, Must Read, Think Youth Ministry, Youth Specialties
Top 5 Internet Accountability/Filter Software. Biggest surprise FAIL: one mobile device has no accountability/filter solutions offered.
8 Tips for Designing Events that Transform Students Lives. Guiding principles and good reminders of event basics.
How I changed my Mind. Marko shares how he had a soul detox.
The Tale of Three Kings. Gene Edwards gives a great look on leading from the second chair and know when to step aside through the life of David.
Jeff Smyth is a veteran canadian youth worker who has been involved in both the local church and non-profit areas of Canada. He is a partner with DOXA Toronto, providing resources, training and coaching for local churches. Jeff lives in Toronto with his wife Heather and son Nathan. Jeff's blog ThinkYouthMinistry.com
Fri, Mar 23 2012 09:32 | Ages and Stages, Jeff Smyth, Mark Oestreicher, Marko, programming, youth ministry
We all know the "ages & stages" realities of youth today. Marko even wrote a new book about it called, "Understanding Your Young Teen".
Three quick questions about your approach to ministering to the young people in your current ministry:
- How do you program effectively based on youth developmental stages?
- How do you teach the spirituality of messiness and disciplines in the ages and stages?
- How do you integrate the realties in to the golas and outcomes of your overall ministry?
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