Summer’s over and a new youth ministry season is here. If you’re a youth worker, your youth group schedule is ramping up and you’ve no doubt been planning. . . or should be planning. . . your teaching and ministry schedule for the coming school year. So let me ask you, have you done your youth ministry planning? What goals, objectives, and priorities have guided your planning? What do you hope to see happen in the lives of your students and their families this year? Effective ministry requires a combination of faithful prayer and careful planning. Stick with us as we talk to four youth workers who share how they have incorporated prayer and planning into their plans for this year, on this episode of youth culture matters.
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Resources, links, other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Youth Ministry and Winging It… (blog from Walt Mueller)
Chelsea Erickson (First Congregational Church of Hamilton)
Kyle Kauffman (Keystone Church)
Kerry Trunfio (Our Savior Lutheran Church)
Kevin Yi (bio on Rooted)
Rooted Youth Ministry
God’s Word For You Commentary Series by The Good Book Company
The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge by R.A. Torrey
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church by Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang
God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs by Timothy and Kathy Keller
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