Trending This Week (Nov 21)

By Jacob Eckeberger on November 20 2014

Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a reminder to have real-life conversations with students, embracing our students' brokenness, addressing the pride in our ministry, thoughts on why you would stay at a church, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. 

Blogs From This Week

Mark Matlock (@MarkMatlock) shares a "Theological Understanding For Youth Ministry" - CLICK TO VIEW

Beth Slevcove talks about the importance of spiritual direction: "Why Spiritual Direction?" - CLICK TO VIEW

3 incredible youth workers share their Favorite Advent Ideas - CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Amy Jacober (@AmyJacober) reminds us about building relationships in person: "Turn It Off and Have a Real Conversation" - CLICK TO VIEW

Andy Blanks (@AndyBlanks) wrote a great post on "Embracing Our Students' Brokenness" - CLICK TO VIEW

Joe Garrison (@JoeGGarrison) talked about "The Pride in our Ministry" CLICK TO VIEW 

Jen Bradbury (@ymjen) offers her thoughtful perspective on being committed to your church: "Why'd You Stay?" - CLICK TO VIEW

Brooklyn Lindsey (@BrooklynLindsey) shared a great post on "How Spiritual Formation Leads Teens To Christ Caues" - CLICK TO VEW

Hashtags To Follow

This week is the National Youth Workers Convention in Atlanta, GA. Catch up on all the youth ministry wisdom in a convenient 140 characters by following the hashtag #NYWC - CLICK TO VIEW

Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination

It might be fake, but it’s still funny… Church band guitarist flips out during a song - CLICK TO VIEW

Kids get covered in paint and try to deny it - CLICK TO VIEW

A tiny hamster having a tiny Thanksgiving - CLICK TO VIEW

"I’m All About That Baste” a Thanksgiving parody - CLICK TO VIEW

How to not pronounce Worcestershire sauce - CLICK TO VIEW