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Sending Large Files

Today a youth pastor from the USA asked me for some advice on training youth workers in Mexico. He's going there on a mission trip and is looking for resources. I have lots of resources, of course, that will help the youth workers there. One of them is a large book in...

No Regrets

Brent Carl writes a great article about having "no regrets" in ministry. He talks about his struggles and how God has provided for his family as he lives a life of sacrifice. It serves as a great reminder for us all. Here's an excerpt: It was as if a light went on in...

Text2Mindmap

Patti Gibbons tweeted about this last week, and I love the concept. It's an easy way to make mindmaps of stuff (which are great for remembering and outlining things). Text2Mindmap is a web-based mindmap creation tool that allows you to input your text and it...

Animoto

If you like to make slideshows for your events, but you're bored with the same old look, you should definitely check out animoto. Using your video and music, they put together the slideshow for you and allow you to embed it into your blog or website. The videos are...

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...

American Teen

American Teen should be an interesting documentary about youth culture in American high schools. The cameras follow a jock, geek, rebel, princess, and a heartthrob, through their last year in high school in Indiana. It will probably be a pretty good picture of what...

How Do Your Pray for Your students?

I often overlook the area of prayer in my seminary classes. I think it's because I think it's an understood concept that everyone is praying for the young people in their ministries. But, praying for your ministry does make an impact. So, here are some suggestions for...

Videoblogging Week 2008

Videobloggers from all over the world participate in Videoblogging Week every year, which is a weeklong videofest in which you record and upload a new video each day of the week. This year it's from April 20-26, and I'm inviting everyone who reads this blog to...