Youth Resource Page

  1. High School

    1. Chrysalis: http://chrysalis.upperroom.org/finder/communities?q_country=US&q_state=MT

    2. CONVO Registration Form (available December 1)

    3. WAMY Registration Form (available February 1)

    4. Youth Facebook Pages

      1. https://www.facebook.com/youth2011

      2. https://www.facebook.com/YstoneYouth

      3. https://www.facebook.com/YSF.UMC

      4. https://www.facebook.com/pages/WJ-Young-People/137963022905180

      5. https://www.facebook.com/YPM.GBOD

      6. https://www.facebook.com/UMYOUTHMISSIONS

    5. Youth Websites (Fun & Faith Resources)

      1. Missions: http://globalyoungpeople.org/missions/

      2. Internships: http://globalyoungpeople.org/useful-links/internships/

      3. Games & Activities: http://www.thesource4ym.com/games/ or http://www.group-games.com/

      4. Fun: www.wordle.net or www.pinterest.com or www.stumbleupon.com

    6. Books for Youth

      1. Ministry by Teenagers http://www.amazon.com/Ministry-Teenagers-Developing-Leaders-Within/dp/0310670772

      2. Sticky Faith http://www.amazon.com/Sticky-Faith-Teen-Curriculum-DVD/dp/031088926X/ref=pd_sim_b_2

      3. Venti Jesus Please http://www.amazon.com/Venti-Jesus-Please-Greg-Stier/dp/0972550720/ref=cm_cmu_pg_t

      4. More Than a Carpenter http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Carpenter-Josh-McDowell/dp/1414326270/ref=pd_sim_b_4

      5. Crazy-Love http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Love-Overwhelmed-Relentless-God/dp/1434768511/ref=pd_sim_b_12

      6. Blue Like Jazz http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705

      7. Velvet Elvis http://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Elvis-Repainting-Christian-Faith/dp/0310273080/ref=pd_sim_b_6

      8. The Raggamuffin Gospel http://www.amazon.com/The-Ragamuffin-Gospel-Bedraggled-Beat-Up/dp/1590525027/ref=pd_sim_b_14

    7. Music for Youth Free (or cheap) - Christian Music Festivals

      1. Lifelight (Worthing, SD) http://www.lifelight.org/festival/southdakota

      2. Downpour (Great Falls) http://www.downpourfestival.com/

      3. Rock and Worship Road Show (all over) http://therockandworshiproadshow.com/splash/

    8. Videos for and of Youth Events - 

    9. Global Young People’s Convocation 2010 – look for Yellowstone Conference Reps Barbara Otey, Katie & Emily Sheltonhttp://youtu.be/L1z4zEEp0WQ

 

  1. Middle School

    1. Middle School Retreats (registration forms available one month before event)

    2. Youth Facebook Pages

      1. https://www.facebook.com/youth2011

      2. https://www.facebook.com/YstoneYouth

      3. https://www.facebook.com/YSF.UMC

      4. https://www.facebook.com/pages/WJ-Young-People/137963022905180

      5. https://www.facebook.com/YPM.GBOD

      6. https://www.facebook.com/UMYOUTHMISSIONS

    3. Youth Websites (Fun & Faith Resources)

      1. Missions: http://globalyoungpeople.org/missions/

      2. Internships: http://globalyoungpeople.org/useful-links/internships/

      3. Games & Activities: http://www.thesource4ym.com/games/ or http://www.group-games.com/

      4. Fun: www.wordle.net or www.pinterest.com or www.stumbleupon.com

    4. Books for Youth

      1. Ministry by Teenagers http://www.amazon.com/Ministry-Teenagers-Developing-Leaders-Within/dp/0310670772

      2. Sticky Faith http://www.amazon.com/Sticky-Faith-Teen-Curriculum-DVD/dp/031088926X/ref=pd_sim_b_2

      3. Venti Jesus Please http://www.amazon.com/Venti-Jesus-Please-Greg-Stier/dp/0972550720/ref=cm_cmu_pg_t

      4. More Than a Carpenter http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Carpenter-Josh-McDowell/dp/1414326270/ref=pd_sim_b_4

      5. Crazy-Love http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Love-Overwhelmed-Relentless-God/dp/1434768511/ref=pd_sim_b_12

      6. Blue Like Jazz http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705

      7. Velvet Elvis http://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Elvis-Repainting-Christian-Faith/dp/0310273080/ref=pd_sim_b_6

      8. The Raggamuffin Gospel http://www.amazon.com/The-Ragamuffin-Gospel-Bedraggled-Beat-Up/dp/1590525027/ref=pd_sim_b_14

    5. Music for Youth Free (or cheap) - Christian Music Festivals

      1. Lifelight (Worthing, SD) http://www.lifelight.org/festival/southdakota

      2. Downpour (Great Falls) http://www.downpourfestival.com/

      3. Rock and Worship Road Show (all over) http://therockandworshiproadshow.com/splash/

 

  1. Leaders/Parents

    1. Conference Retreat Application & Background Check Authorization

      1. (Click Here for Applications)

    2. Training

      1. YMI (Youth Ministry Initiative Model) (Click Here for Zip FIle)

    3. Youth Facebook Pages

      1. https://www.facebook.com/youth2011

      2. https://www.facebook.com/YstoneYouth

      3. https://www.facebook.com/YSF.UMC

      4. https://www.facebook.com/pages/WJ-Young-People/137963022905180

      5. https://www.facebook.com/YPM.GBOD

      6. https://www.facebook.com/UMYOUTHMISSIONS

    4. Youth Websites (Fun & Faith Resources)

      1. Missions: http://globalyoungpeople.org/missions/

      2. Internships: http://globalyoungpeople.org/useful-links/internships/

      3. Games & Activities: http://www.thesource4ym.com/games/ or http://www.group-games.com/

      4. Fun: www.wordle.net or www.pinterest.com or www.stumbleupon.com

    5. Books for Youth

      1. Ministry by Teenagers http://www.amazon.com/Ministry-Teenagers-Developing-Leaders-Within/dp/0310670772

      2. Sticky Faith http://www.amazon.com/Sticky-Faith-Teen-Curriculum-DVD/dp/031088926X/ref=pd_sim_b_2

      3. Venti Jesus Please http://www.amazon.com/Venti-Jesus-Please-Greg-Stier/dp/0972550720/ref=cm_cmu_pg_t

      4. More Than a Carpenter http://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Carpenter-Josh-McDowell/dp/1414326270/ref=pd_sim_b_4

      5. Crazy-Love http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Love-Overwhelmed-Relentless-God/dp/1434768511/ref=pd_sim_b_12

      6. Blue Like Jazz http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705

      7. Velvet Elvis http://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Elvis-Repainting-Christian-Faith/dp/0310273080/ref=pd_sim_b_6

      8. The Raggamuffin Gospel http://www.amazon.com/The-Ragamuffin-Gospel-Bedraggled-Beat-Up/dp/1590525027/ref=pd_sim_b_14

    6. Books for Youth Worker

      1. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry, by Doug Fields: ISBN-13: 978-0310240457

      2. Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It, by Mark DeVries ISBN-13: 978-0830833610

      3. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church...and Rethinking Faith, by David Kinnaman ISBN-13: 978-0801013140

      4. Uncommon Youth Ministry: Your Onramp to Launching an Extraordinary Youth Ministry by Ph. D. Jim Burns ISBN-13: 978-0830746835

      5. Best If Try This One by Group Magazine ISBN-13 978-0764434143

      6. The $5 Youth Ministry: Low-Cost Ideas for Effective Ministry by Todd Outcalt & Kurt Johnston ISBN-13: 978-0764463020

      7. Everyday Object Lessons for Youth Groups by Helen Musick & Duffy Robbins ISBN-13: 978-0310226529

      8. BURST Topics for Today's Teens ISBN-13: 978-1426706233

      9. Young Adult Ministry in the 21st Century: The Encyclopedia of Practical Ideas by Brad Lewis,  Beth Robinson & Carl Simmons ISBN-13: 978-0764428012

      10.  Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them by Ed Stetzer, Richie Stanley & Jason Hayes ISBN-13: 978-0805448788

      11. The Sticky Faith Series:

1) Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids by Kara E. Powell and Chap Clark ISBN-13: 978-0310329329

2) Sticky Faith, Youth Worker Edition: Practical Ideas to Nurture Long-Term Faith in Teenagers by Kara E. Powell, Brad M. Griffin, Cheryl A. Crawford ISBN-13: 978-0310889243

3) Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum with DVD: 10 Lessons to Nurture Faith Beyond High School by Kara E. Powell and Chap Clark ISBN-13: 978-0310329329

      1. The Single-Digit Series:

1)Single-Digit Youth Groups Working with Fewer than Ten Teens ISBN-13 978-0687740420

2)Single-Digit Youth Groups Working with Fewer than Ten Teens 2 More Activities, Plus Mission  ISBN-13: 978-0687334216

iv. The On The Spot Series:

  1. On the Spot: No-Prep Devotions for Youth Ministry, by Steve Parolini ISBN-13: 978-0764436758

  2. On the Spot: No Prep Games for Youth Ministry by Steve Parolini ISBN-13: 978-0764436765

    1. Other Resources

      1. Cardversations, Cokesbury ISBN-13: 978-0687740123

            1. Cardversations 2, Cokesbury ISBN-13: 978-0687494422

      2. e-Merge 2.0 Directors Kit ISBN-13: 978-0687642892

      3. One Minute Bible Curriculum, Doug Fields & John R. Kohlenberger III ISBN-13: 9780805445404

    2. Books for Parents of Youth

      1. Think Orange http://www.amazon.com/Think-Orange-Imagine-Impact-Collide/dp/1434764834/ref=pd_sim_b_5

      2. As for Me and My Crazy House http://www.amazon.com/As-Me-My-Crazy-House/dp/0764475533

      3. How Your Teenager is Wired http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Teenager-Wired-Discovering/dp/076444705X

      4. A Parent’s Guide to Teenagers in Crisis: http://www.simplyyouthministry.com/resources-hurts---issues-a-parent-s-guide-to-helping-teenagers-in-crisis.html

      5. Give them Grace http://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Grace-Dazzling-Jesus/dp/1433520095/ref=pd_sim_b_7

    3. Music for Youth Free (or cheap) - Christian Music Festivals

      1. Lifelight (Worthing, SD) http://www.lifelight.org/festival/southdakota

      2. Downpour (Great Falls) http://www.downpourfestival.com/

      3. Rock and Worship Road Show (all over) http://therockandworshiproadshow.com/splash/

 

FIELD GUIDE NETWORK http://fieldguideumc.org/

Ministry with young people is a constantly evolving field. Adult leaders currently active in these ministries across the United Methodist Church are creating and employing innovative ways of engaging young people. Watching interactions among youth and young adult ministry leaders at various events has helped Young People’s Ministries recognize the value of peer-to-peer wisdom sharing.

Young People’s Ministries (YPM/GBOD) believes that as Methodists we are called to carry out the spiritual discipline of watching over one another in love, thereby supporting healthy ministry with young people around the world. Because of this, Young People’s Ministries(YPM/GBOD) is initiating the Field Guide Network – an online community that will allow youth and young adult ministers to connect and mentor each other; supporting each other in wisdom and love.

The Field Guide Network exists to facilitate wisdom sharing among United Methodist adults who minister with youth and young adults – the age range of 11-35 years old. This wisdom sharing happens primarily through short-term mentoring relationships between Field Guides and Explorers. These relationships are formed and self-defined using the online tools available in the Field Guide Network.

TheField Guide Network is an online tool that helps create mentoring relationships for adults who lead youth and young adult ministries. Any leader of a youth or young adult ministry is welcome to join the Field Guide Network as a Field Guide or an Explorer.

Field Guides are ministers and leaders for youth and young adults who have:

  • Deep experiential knowledge of particular ministry areas

  • An active ministry setting where that knowledge is being demonstrated

  • A record of quality mentoring/relationship skills with peers and co-workers

 

Ministry Architects http://ymarchitects.com/category/about-us/

-Have training resources, can partner with a church “traininer” for different ministries interested in becoming sustainable ministries.

-Ask a question, get paired with a trained professional to get your question answered.

 

Young People’s Ministry General Board on Discipleship UMC: http://globalyoungpeople.org/

-Apply by June 1st 2013 for the 2014 Youth Service Fund grants to start up ministry projects, mission projects, etc.

-Training resources, seminars, webinars, devotionals, etc.

-Post job opportunities

-Sign up for the Youth Ministry Network which sends out weekly reminder emails for upcoming Friday Lunch Webinars, upcoming training dates, weekly blogs.

 

 

  1. YMT/Conference

    1. Annual Conference: http://herearethekeys.org/

      1. Keynote Speaker: Elaine Heath

        1. http://www.missionalwisdom.com/Missional_Wisdom_Foundation/Welcome.html

    2. Contact: Janna Lauver or call 406-698-0810 for more information on how to get involved in your district Youth Ministry Team.

    3. Youth Ministry Team Application (Click Here)

  2. Mission

a.  Journey to Hope: Where Do You Find Hope? http://youtu.be/bqauLyGuNTk