If you have ideas or resources to recommend that are proven and true for creative and innovative youth ministry email them to Robin Harry at: email@example.com We’ll post them on this page to offer help to other youth ministries.
Southeastern Jurisdiction Ministries with Youth People – check out their website: http://myp.lakejunaluska.com/what-is-myp/.
ZOE Ministries Giving Hope Seed Grants and Curriculum
Resource for ideas, articles, links, etc. for youth ministry: www.YMtoday.com
The ‘Source Training Moves to an Online-Only Offering
Because of declining economic conditions in the U.S., Young People’s Ministries of the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) will be shifting its regional leader development program called “The ‘Source” to an online offering that will be available in a variety of ways at no charge. This decision was made in consultation with several conference and local church youth and young adult ministry leaders who were scheduled to be involved in leading the events this year. This will provide an avenue for the content of “The ‘Source” events to be available to a much wider audience. Please look for this free content on the topics of Leadership Development and Spiritual Formation to become available in the coming months at www.gbod.org/youngpeople.
Check out an article on “The Church and Facebook” at the Safe Sanctuaries page (under Children’s Ministries). Listed with cybersafety resources.
Ideas for helping young people in the transition from high school to college…
Tool for local churches with youth ministry staff – regarding hiring, job description, supervision and retention
New youth reaching youth website: http://www.orangefloat.org/
For YouthWorkers by YouthWorkers: Youth Worker Movement- builds relationships among youthworkers as a primary resource for effective youth ministry, connects youthworkers within the UMC and other Wesleyan traditions, focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Free membership online: http://www.youthworkermovement.org/
Resources for Igniting Ministries with young people: Igniting Ministry
Pray 21: Teens and Adults Praying Together Sept 9 – Pray 21
Jesus Savior Pilot Me: Chord Chart
New website to help young people discern how God is calling them to serve the United Methodist Church as clergy or lay people: http://www.explorecalling.org/
Curriculum resources and other helpful information is available online from Cokesbury, the UM Publishing House. Check out http://www.ileadyouth.com/
An excellent resource for spiritual practices with teens is the book Way to Live. There is also a website that is interactive for youth and provides a leader’s guide for the book for adults using the book in a small group setting. The website is http://www.waytolive.org/. Check it out.
Another excellent devotional resource for youth published by the Upper Room is Devozine. This bi-monthly magazine has daily devotions and a mentor/leader’s guide is also available. Find out more about Devozine at their website: www.upperroom.org/devozine/2008/marapr/default.asp?week=current.
Website link for Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) Youth Harambee event: www.bmcrumc.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=35748&PID=533571.
Information and links to United Methodist Campus Ministry in NC – see the Young Adults webpage.