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Summer Youth Ministry Resource Giveaway! Comment, Tweet, or ‘Like’ to Win!

Our friends at Simply Youth Ministry have given us a bunch of incredible new youth ministry resources to give away over the summer. Today we begin the summer resource giveaway. Keep checking back in the coming weeks for additional SWEET resources!


You can be entered up to three times to win:

  1. Comment on this post gets you one entry. 
  2. Tweeting the following message gets you two entries: “ I’ve just entered to win FREE youth ministry resources from @youthworktalk - #stumin “
  3. ‘Like’ us on our and comment on our page gets you a third entry!

**** DEADLINE is July 1st ****

Here’s What You Can Win This Week… (More giveaways to come in the coming weeks)

  • – A 4-week small group video curriculum by Joshua Griffin worth $29.99
  • - A 4-week small group curriculum by Craig Gross and Clapp Logan worth $17.99
  • A book  by Brian Berry worth $14.99
  • by Craig Gross and Clapp Logan worth $4.19
  • - A 6-week Bible study on Worship by Dwayne Moore worth $5.99
  • by Mark Oestreicher and Joel Mayward worth $4.19
  • by Mark Oestreicher worth $4.19
  • by Mark Oestreicher and Adam McLane worth $4.19

Again, you can enter to win THREE times by commenting, tweeting, or liking us. It doesn’t matter what you comment, but we love to read funny comments!

Phil <><

**** DEADLINE is July 1st ****

40 Hours – 40% Off – 40 Free Backgrounds… 40 40 40

Here’s a great deal for you all! Check out the sale going on at Simply Youth Ministry right now. PLUS, get free backgrounds too!

Check-in tomorrow as we GIVE AWAY a bunch of FREE resources. You only need to comment, tweet, or share to enter to win!

Everybody’s Urban: An Interview with Leneita Fix

Last week I got the chance to catch up with friend, youth worker, writer, and contributor to, Leneita Fix. Her new book with Jeffrey Wallace is  - Here’s a quick interview that covers the content and purpose of the book.


You can pick up her book at or at

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99 Things Every Guy Should Know: An Interview with Mike Hammer [VIDEO POST]

Recently I was able to catch up with friend and fellow youth worker, Mike Hammer. He is one of the authors of a great new book for guys titled, . I have looked through this book and it is highly practical for guys in your ministry. I could tell you more, but why not hear what Mike has to say?

If you want to pick a copy of the book, you can buy it over at or

Phil <><

FREE Easter Lessons And Devotions For Your Students!

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My good friends at youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Easter!

They’re giving away three different Easter Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of 10-day Easter devotions for your students. It’s solid stuff that will help your teenagers prepare their hearts and minds for Easter. Easter is such a powerful time for Christ-followers. These tools will help you lead students to both reflect on and celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection.

To download these free resources, head on over to the ym360 Easter Vault at .

Enjoy and feel free to spread the Easter Love!

Phil <><


Faith Ownership In Students: Part 2 – Putting Faith Into Practice

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9

I’m a parent of young kids…  I have three kids under 6 and it can be a wild ride at times! Some of the most challenging times for our family are meal times believe it or not. If you have young kids, you so get this. Trying to teach my kids how to eat and how to get more food in their mouth than on the floor is rather challenging at times…

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However, as a parent, I know that what is messy today, will help my kids grow healthy for tomorrow. For now my job is to tell my kids how to eat, show them how to eat, and let them ‘practice’ with their food. But can you imagine if I only decided to tell my kids and show my kids how to eat, but never give them a chance to practice?

So often we teach students, we show them, but we don’t always spend a great deal of time helping actually ‘practice’ their faith… What should this look like?

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The Simple Truth Bible For Students: A Brand New Youth Ministry Resource

I’m super excited to announce a brand new resource for youth workers to get in the hands of students. I am super excited for this resource that is designed to get students into God’s Word every day. (Full disclosure: I am one of the writers for this resource).

Here’s more info about it:

Imagine empowering your students to spend just a few minutes each day discovering a life-shaping, thought-provoking, Jesus-centered truth that can transform them into the kind of people God crafted them to be. Sounds like a worthwhile investment, doesn’t it?  Continue Reading…

How To Talk About Tragedy And Suffering In Your Youth Ministry

Newtown CT TragedyWe can barely understand and comprehend the tragic events of Newtown, CT can we? I have three kids, and my 6 year old was at school today. It’s hard to wrap my head around the tragedy in a school full of innocent children.

How are our students processing this? How do we help them process it? It’s challenging enough for ourselves isn’t it?

Below is an excerpt from a book I authored that tackles Below is a good starting place for us all. Friend and youth worker Liz Simmonds wrote this answer that looks at why God seems to allow suffering and tragedy. It does not possibly answer every aspect of what we and our students are thinking, but it is a good start, and perhaps a good message outline for you this week? I hope this helps…

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Youth Ministry Resources: FREE Thanksgiving Stuff!!!

The folks over at ym360 are offering some great Thanksgiving resources. They’ve got a Thanksgiving page that features three Thanksgiving lessons and a handful of Thanksgiving games. The best part? It’s all FREE!

If you’re interested in downloading one or all of the Thanksgiving resources from ym360, simply head on over to .

If you have any questions or problems with the download, the ym360 team is standing by to help out.

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