What’s in Your Bag?

Last week i was sitting in my room at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference and I thought it might be cool to dump my back pack and show you what I keep in there. 1. My Mac power chord 2. Retractable 6’ extension chord 3. Mini-DVI to VGA adapter 4. SHEMA Braclet (...

Stay Classy Music Video

Here’s the latest music video from my friend Jake Rutenbar.  It premiered tonight at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, and it’s a good one.  Stay Classy youth worker! Stay Classy! UPDATED with Vimeo...

Is the iPad 2 a ministry expense?

Yesterday Apple announced the second version of their game-changing iPad product.  It is another product for us to drool over and desire, but the question most (usually under paid) youth pastors are asking right now is can I justify this as a “ministry...

A Message to the Sound Guy…

This goes out to all my sound guy friends in ministry. Hopefully you have never gotten this phone call, but I bet you’ve heard similar. Please don’t let the lights turn red, it’s unreasonable and uncalled for.  It’s against the law....

Favorite Productivity Tools

I am leading a seminar this weekend at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference called Working Smart. It’s about ways we can be more productive, and not let tasks over run our lives. As part of the class I’m including a liar of my favorite productivity...

Triple Reward Points at SimplyYouthMinistry.com

Over at SimplyYouthMinistry.com we are giving away triple reward points on every purchase for the next 2 days.  It’s a great time to pick-up any resources you’ve been thinking about. (And yes, that’s me on the Social Network poster, are they trying...

Free new NIV download in Bible app

The folks over and YouVersion.com and Zondervan have made the new version of the NIV available as a free offline version in the Bible App.  Check out their announcement: 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible....

Superbowl Commercials and a Discussion Guide

OK, today was the big game, but I’m going to let other people that are much smarter talk abou the football side of things.  Let’s talk about the commercials, after all that’s why everyone watches, right? In case you missed any, or you just decided...

Recycle Rap

We used this video at our last retreat.  Great video to introduce rules like… don’t throw your paper on the ground!!!  WARNING: this will get stuck in your...