This is probably one of the COOLEST and most USEFUL youth ministry resource that I could point you to. SYM Tools does it all! Here’s some of the features:
-create your own youth ministry rolodex of students/volunteers
-recruit new volunteers via online applicaitons
-communicate via text blasts to your students
-watch hours of solid youth ministry training from my friend Kurt Johnston.
Hey youth workers! Looking for some great youth ministry training/ideas? Then subscribe today to the SIMPLY YOUTH MINISTRY SHOW! My friends Kurt Johnston and Jason Carson are the hosts. Great content & great fun.
This week’s youth ministry resource highlight is the game: “SPIN THAT WHEEL!” It’s a super sweet interactive crowd game that you can use any time in your youth ministry programs. Watch the video above to see all that “SPIN THAT WHEEL” has to offer!
Check out the newest Simply Youth Ministry podcast with my friends Doug, Matt, Katie and Griff!
If you are working in youth ministry then without a doubt you know that in terms of teenagers, email is dead…and text messaging is king! If you want to effectively communicate events/news/quick content to the students in your ministry then text messaging is the way to go. Currently there are two great text messaging systems that you can utilize in your youth ministry to bring student communication to a whole new level. Here they are in order of functionality/performance:
#1: DUFFLED.COM Duffled is hands down the best text messaging service on the web. Here are just a few of Duffled’s features:
- Online Management Access
- Unlimited Campaigns
- Unlimited Subscribers
- No Charge For Incoming Texts
- Real-time Usage Statistics
- Real-time Tracking & Redemption
- 2-way Communication
Facebook & Twitter Campaign Integration
I just signed our student ministry up for Duffled this past week (after a glowing recommendation from my buddy Josh Griffin) and it has already been a huge success.
#2: Simply Txt If you are looking for a more cost effective alternative to duffled, my friends at simplyyouthministry.com have created a great text message system that works great as well. Simply text doesn’t have the same functionality as Duffled, but it is still a great tool for the price.
Happy texting with your students!
Check out my friends Josh, Katie, Matt & Doug in the newest episode of the Simply Youth Ministry Podcast. You won’t want to miss it!
Here is episode #154 of the Simply Youth Ministry Podcast featuring my boss Katie Edwards and my friends Josh, Doug and Matt. Enjoy! (Live from the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago).
Definitely one of my highlights from the Simply Youth Ministry Conference! The Supertones were a huge part of my faith development when I was a teenager. It was awesome to hear about these guys hearts for youth ministry! Ska, ska, ska!
VLOG #3 from the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago, IL. I chat with my new friend Tom Roepke about caring for hurting youth workers and about how we need to invite students to really step up and lead in our youth ministry programs. You can follow Tom on his blog @ www.samgamgee.org
Click here to catch the general sessions LIVE from the Simply Youth Ministry Conference! Here are the dates/times:
Sunday: 9:00AM-10:00AM (Chicago Time)
7:00PM-9:45PM (Chicago Time)
Monday: 11:00AM-12:00PM (Chicago Time)