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Must Read Books

Last summer I got to hang out with Mark Oestreicher for a week in Auckland. Marko heads up the Youth Cartel, and was president of Youth Specialties for 8 years. Here is Marko’s list of must read youth ministry books.

doodle Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Scheduling meetings: Doodle

Trying to plan a meeting with with other youth workers, ministers or church members is a nightmare. All of the back-and-forth emails about who is in town, or not, or who can meet after lunch, before lunch, catch me after church…

GTD Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Getting Things Done – tips for youth workers.

Being a youth worker, it is very easy to be busy, but it is not so easy to be productive. Often you are interrupted in what you are doing to do other tasks, whether that is from a student, your minister, a parent, a member of the congregation etc. I think most of us are very good at using a calendar, we put events and meetings into our calendar, and we trust the calendar system, and we check our calendar so we know what we are up to, and we don’t miss calendar events.

discipleship Presbyterian Youth Ministry

Making disciple-making disciples

Peter Cheyne was the moderator of the Presbyterian church of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2010 to 2012. His theme was Making disciple-making disciples

Peter says he chose this theme because Jesus’ parting words to the disciples were “go and make disciples” and it’s something he is passionate about.

Facebook Code of Conduct for youth groups

imgresDifferent youth groups do different things to encourage healthy interactions online. St. Peter’s Church in Tauranga developed a Facebook Code of Conduct, which helped in their situation, and can now always be referred back to if needed.

Here it is: