Some of the best youth ministry resources I have found are packaged events. These are basically zip files that come with everything you need, from administrative materials to promotional items, so you can run a successful event. Why do I love these so much? Well, for one, students often enjoy big events. But they take a lot of time to create and run. So this option saves me an incredible amount of time. Second, I honestly am not a huge fan of big events for a lot of different reasons. But I know for my students sake and often for my jobs sake, we must have them from time to time. With these packages though I can plan a great event without near as much time and effort so I can focus in more on the things that I prefer to do as well as things that are more important. So the next time you are going to plan an event, you may want to consider seeing what resources are out there that have already been created before you spend all your time doing everything on your own.