[Podcast] ★ Discipleship & The Decline of Churches in America ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 29th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every week.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 29: ★ Discipleship & The Decline of Churches in America ★ Terrace Crawford  interviews Stephanie Caro, author and consultant with Ministry Architects, about Discipleship and the decline of American Churches today. Plus+ Carl Blunt, pres and CEO of The LifeBook Movement stops by to discuss National Evangelism Week and we give you details on how YOU can win an Apple Watch!

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

Free LifeBooks for National Evangelism Week!

I just interviewed Carl Blunt, president & CEO of the The Life Book about their National Evangelism Week (Sept 20-26, 2015) on This Week in Youth Ministry podcast, which will release later today.

If you haven’t heard of The Life Book or National Evangelism Week before, here’s a quick run-down:

  • What is The Life Book? The Life Book contains the Gospel of John (ESV) and includes interactive student comments and scripture helps for issues students face. Over 1.3 Million students have handed out nearly 20 Million Life Books since 2010.
  • What is National Evangelism Week? The Life Book decided to have a week of emphasis this year, around See You at The Pole, to encourage students and youth workers to share The Life Book with friends. The week is September 20-26, 2015.
  • Can students give books out beyond National Evangelism Week? Yes. Feel free to request up to 2,500 Free Life Books and have your students hand them out all throughout the school year. This is a great way to foster an evangelistic mindset in students. (Our experience recommends you request 25 Life Books per student in your youth group to hand out.)
  • Is it really free? Absolutely. No strings attached. They are completely funded by The Gideons International, an organization who has been responsible for dispersing over 90 Million Bibles in its existence!
  • When is the deadline to order? You can get them at any time; however, if you want LifeBooks in time for the National Evangelism Week you need to place your order online by 11:59PM on September 4, 2015 at TheLifeBook.com.
  • More info?  Go [here] and you can also listen to this week’s episode of the Podcast to learn more about National Evangelism Week.

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[Podcast] ★ How to Speak to Teens ((And Get Them to Listen)) ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 28th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every week.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 28: ★ How to Speak to Teens ((And Get Them to Listen)) ★ Terrace Crawford interviews Rachel Blom, author of Storify, about how to communicate to students and get them to listen! Plus+ details on how you can win an Apple Watch from #ThisWeekinYM and info on how you can get some Youth Ministry Coaching!

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

Win an Apple Watch from @ThisWeekinYM!

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Super stoked to announce that we’re giving away a brand-new APPLE WATCH on the Podcast. We just want to say THANKS for listening to This Week in Youth Ministry! This giveaway is sponsored by our friends @LeaderTreks – an amazing organization that helps resource and equip youth workers!

So, go [here] to enter the giveaway and get yourself this watch since I cannot win!

[Podcast] ★ Ministering to Gay Teenagers ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 27th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every Thursday.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 27: ★ Ministering to Gay Teenagers ★ Terrace Crawford interviews Shawn Harrison, author of Ministering to Gay Teeangers. Plus+ details on how you can win an Apple Watch from #ThisWeekinYM and info on how you can join my new Coaching Network too!

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

[Podcast] ★ How to Grow and Engage Your Ministry Using Social Media ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 26th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every Thursday.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 26: ★ How to Grow and Engage Your Ministry Using Social Media ★ Terrace Crawford interviews digital marketer Alejandro Reyes about how youth workers can grow and engage their ministry by using Social Media. Plus+ details on how you can win an Apple Watch from #ThisWeekinYM!

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

Game of Phones – NEW Resource @DownloadYM

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Happy to announce that I’ve released a new resource with my friends over at DownloadYouthMinistry.

A few months ago I created a crowd game for our students called “Game of Phones.” It is a fun spoof (or kick) off the popular show, Game of Thrones, but incorporates celebrities and their use of cell phones. Our students LOVED it, so I thought other youth workers might love it too.

I shared it with my friends over at DYM and they loved it, so they released it TODAY in their store. If you’d like to download and try it out at youth group, you can get it for only 3 bucks [here]!

Enjoy!

[Podcast] ★ 6 Reasons Your Parent Ministry May Fail ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 25th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every Thursday.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 25: ★ 6 Reasons Your Parent Ministry May Fail ★ Youth Ministry Veteran Terrace Crawford interviews Michael Bayne from Parent Ministry.net about reasons Parent Ministry may fail for youth workers.

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].

[Podcast] ★ Hot Topics with Dr. David Olshine ★

Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 7.15.53 PM The 24th episode of This Week in Youth Ministry podcast is LIVE. We’ll be bringing these to you every Thursday.

from the description: This Week in Youth Ministry – Episode 24 ★ Hot Topics with Dr. David Olshine ★ Youth Ministry Veteran Terrace Crawford  and Dr. David Olshine talk about 5 Youth Ministry Hot Topics: Racism, Boundaries, Why Your Parent Ministry May Be Failing, Youth Ministry Silos, and What’s Missing in American Youth Ministry Today.

Thanks for listening!  And please share the word with friends online about the new podcast.  You can also check out www.thisweekinym.com – our official podcast page.

Subscribe in iTunes by clicking [here].