In this new youth ministry training series Buck will be discussing the many youth ministry tools that you have at your disposal. And while we know that often when we think of these tools we think of the many youth ministry resources that we have at our disposal, Buck will be taking a different approach to show us some of the most important resources that we have in our ministry. Because while we definitely think sermons, games, curriculum, etc., are important, hence we offer them to you, we also know that there are many other important tools in our youth ministry toolbox that we need to make sure we are using wisely and effectively.
This youth ministry training podcast closes out our series on social media by helping you set boundaries when it comes to this new realm for youth ministry. In this episode Buck discusses some boundaries that you can set when it comes to social media as well why these boundaries are so important. Because as you will find, if you have not already, Social Media can be an incredible tool for us as student pastors but it can also be incredibly dangerous if we do not set clear boundaries.
In this youth ministry training podcast from Youth Ministry Resources, Buck continues our study on Social media by getting into how your youth ministry can use social media. Because while there are a lot of drawbacks and pitfalls to using social media, we do not feel it is something we can completely avoid or ignore. Because as you will find out, there are some great opportunities to promote our ministries, connect with our students, and reach out to our churches for assistance that are more quick, affordable and possibly effective than other options we have had in the past.
In this youth ministry training podcast Buck finally gets to what you have been waiting for. He discusses some ideas about how we can and should respond to social media so that this phenomenon does not destroy our students lives spiritually, emotionally or any other way. Buck gives some specific strategies about how to go about this, but more importantly, we want to hear from you and hear how you are responding to social media in your youth ministry.
In this youth ministry training podcast we move from the surface level discussion of what social networks our students use to a deeper discussion on why they use social media and use it so much. Because it is not until we get a better understanding of why this phenomenon has swept this generation and our world that we can actually understand what our response to all of this should be as student pastors.
In this youth ministry training podcast Buck continues the series on social media by looking into what social media network students use. This is important because we need to know this information before we can move on and look at where we need to be as student pastors as we think about how social media can be a tool in our ministry. But also we need to realize what is becoming more popular so we can better understand the culture of our students as well as the temptations they are facing.
In this youth ministry training podcast Buck begins a series on social media. In this first episode of the series Buck introduces the topic of social media and how for better or worse, as student pastors, we must accept the reality of social media. Because this is where our students spend much of their time so we must strive to understand it, how and why they use it, and what our response to all this should be. So check out this first episode, share your thoughts, and share this episode with others so we can better address this major issue facing youth ministry.
In this youth ministry training podcast Buck finishes up the series on closing the backdoor of your ministry by focusing in on the best way to go about this, and the only thing that matters anyway. That is remembering that at the end of the day we offer our students a relationship with Christ and becoming a part of Christian community. And that is something the world cannot match. Because while we can try as hard as we want to, we will never put on a better show than the world does. But the world can never match what we offer in and through Jesus. And that is what students are looking for anyways, whether they realize it or not.
In this youth ministry training podcast Buck finishes up the discussion he ran out of time on in the last episode. This is how setting up the environment for your youth area, be it a room, building, or series of rooms, can help you close the back door to your ministry. In this episode Buck picks up where he left off and talks about how while the setup of your environment may be different for a midweek service it is still vitally important, because this is the first impression students get and will go a long way in whether or not they feel comfortable with and connected to your ministry.
In this youth ministry training podcast from Youth Ministry Resources, Buck focuses in on the things you need to consider when setting up your environment for a Sunday morning Bible study hour. Of course, this will work for whenever you have your small group hour that we traditionally call Sunday School. This is a big thing to consider as we continue our journey on how to close the backdoor to your ministry, and this episode will definitely give you practical steps you can take in achieving the goal of helping students feel connected and moving them towards remaining in your ministry.