Welcome back for part 2 of my 10 favorite youth ministry websites. If you missed yesterdays post with the first 5 websites, you should go and read part 1 here, My 10 Favorite Youth Ministry Websites. Today I share the next 5 websites or blogs for youth ministry. So without further delay...here we go!
Walt Mueller is the culture guru. He has spend his career watching, evaluating, writing about the impact that culture has on the lives of teenagers. A regular lecturer in the youth ministry conference world, Walt brings his wisdom and insight to youth workers in the form of training and resources to help us get a better grasp on what's happening in the world around us. Walt is also a sought after speaker/teacher for parents, churches, and other organizations who look to encourage parents and adults as they face the task of raising or working with students. Walt's blog, Learning my lines... and the CPYU.org website is my number one go-to site for the latest on culture. [ VISIT CPYU.ORG ]
Long-time youth worker, Terrace Crawford, offers his wisdom and experience at TerraceCrawford.com. From blog posts to coaching, Terrace's site is loaded with great content and resources. Needing more than just an article? Terrace is also a coach and youth speaker. And be sure to check out Terrace's new podcast! The weekly podcast called, This Week in Youth Ministry, is a great podcast where Terrace interviews various guests and talks youth ministry. Visit Terrace's website and blog by clicking here, TerraceCrawford.com.
Launched in 2010 by Kenny Elle Campbell, veteran youth workers who have a heart for sharing great resources with the Church! The site StuffYouCanUse.org, offers an great blog, buckets of resources, a helpful podcast, devotional content, games, and practical training. If you have visited StuffYouCanUse.org, I would highly recommend you taking some time to surf around and see what they have to offer. [ VISIT STUFFYOUCANUSE.ORG ]
StokedOnYouthMinistry.com is a newer site for me. I have just recently started reading the various posts that have come along by Todd Jones and his list of blog contributors. Todd has been doing youth ministry since 2006, and uses the blog to share, encourage, and inspire other youth workers. Along with the blog posts, your can find a selection of resources such as games, teaching materials, and links to a handful of other youth ministry sites.
[ VISIT STOKEDONYOUTHMINISTRY.COM ]
The brain child of Mark Oestreicher and Adam McClane, TheYouthCartel.com is more than a blog. From their own, About Us page, The Youth Cartel’s mission is to encourage and challenge adults who minister to youth through holistic professional coaching, strategic consulting, transformational events, and inventive resource development that advance youth ministry in new ways. Yes, the blog is great, but The Youth Cartel also offers coaching and ministry support through their growing list of events which they sponsor. [ VISIT THEYOUTHCARTEL.COM ]
So there you have it, 10 of my favorite youth ministry websites/blogs. In no order of importance, these are the sites that I most frequent when I am looking for resources, reading up on what's happening in the youth ministry world, or looking for what others are thinking and saying.
What are so of your favorites websites of blogs? Share them below and I will add them to the growing list of sites for others to discover.
Do you have your own site or blog? Send me a link and I will include you in an upcoming post for new and undiscovered bloggers!
As always, thanks for reading!
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 28 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the director of family ministry at a church, located in West Virginia. Jay has been married to Amy for over 23 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.