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Rancho el Camino: A Community of Faith in La Paz, Mexico

Check out this video of how God is using our friends at Rancho el Camino in La Paz, Mexico. If you can't see the video above, you can watch it on YouTube by clicking...
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5 Tips for Teaching

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Youth Ministry is a fundamentally theological task

"Youth ministry would do well to acknowledge that it is a fundamentally theological task. It attends to divine action: it seeks to do its work in a manner that is faithful to (and strives to articulate) God's action in the world. Youth ministry is a uniquely...
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Parental Controls for Video Games

I saw this article today and thought it might be handy for youth workers. It's called: Using Video Game Parental Controls, and it shows especially how to set up parental controls for Xbox 360. Check it...
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Do’s and Don’ts for Missions

Gerrard Fess wrote a great post called: Top 10 DOs and DON'Ts for a mission trip. His lists are great, and you should check them out. Having led more than my share of youth missions trips throughout my time in ministry both as a receiving missionary and as a youth...

Why Can’t you do Missions at Home?

I was over at the Youth Ministry Exchange forum, and I saw a question that maybe has crept up in the minds of some people I know. The question is, "Why can't you just minister at home instead of doing missions overseas?" Of course, the context of the question was a...

Don’t Be an Ugly American

My friends Tim and Annette Gulick have written a cool little pamphlet (PDF) about minimizing culture shock when you go out of the country. They have been missionaries for decades (or at least one), and they have some very good insight into how to avoid being that ugly...

Preparing for a Mission Trip – Logistics

Written by Tony Sheng. Taking a missions trip is usually a pretty big project. Each trip includes tracking loads of details, lots of dependencies and getting certain deliverables from other people for goods and services. In other words, it's a big job. What may prove...

Pack this for your next mission trip

Tony Sheng gives us an incredible list of things to pack on your next mission trip. Here are a few of the tips I found extremely helpful: A headlamp. Better than a flashlight. Toilet paper from your house. Run your electronics off of disposable batteries, not...

Long Term Mission Impact

Each year, countless numbers of youth groups pack their bags and head off into the wild blue yonder for short term missions trips. They may be one week long or more, and they change many young people's lives, but how can they make an impact on the field long after...