Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include some really practical ways to make the most out of your summer ministry, ways to care for your interns, examing how you determine your growth, a short list of our favorite #hashtags from the week, and a Celine Dion video you'll actually enjoy mixed in with more fuel for your procrastination.
Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week
Josh Griffin (@JoshuaGriffin) shares 5 really practical ways to care for your summer interns: “5 Ways to Care for Your Interns” CLICK TO VIEW
We formally introduced all of you to another incredible member of the YS Team, our Director of Networks Fred Oduyoye (@FredOduyoye). Check out an interview with him: “Introducing Fred Oduyoye” CLICK TO VIEW
Derry Prenkert (@DerryPrenkert) gives a great short list of ways to make the most out of your summer camp, mission trip, or other big event: “4 Ways to Take Your Camp to the Next Level” CLICK TO VIEW
Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week
Jen Bradbury (@ymjen) wrote a thought provoking piece to help change students' perspective of scripture: “How to Change Students' Relationships with the Bible” CLICK TO VIEW
Our good friend Terry Linhart (@TerryLinhart) asked great questions on how we determine our growth: “Charting Your Development” CLICK TO VIEW
Andy Blanks (@AndyBlanks) provided some great practical ideas for making the most out of summer youth ministry schedules: “Summer Youth Ministry: Grow Those Relationships” CLICK TO VIEW
I found this great post from Coy Lindsey (@CoyLindsey) with a different perspective on destructive life patterns: “Learning to Recognize God's Love Despite Destructive Patterns” CLICK TO VIEW
A bit of encouragement from Shauna Niequist (@SNiequist) for all you Dad's out there: “Dad's Aren't Dumb” CLICK TO VIEW
#Hashtags To Review
Here are a quick list of some of our favorite #hashtags from this week. There is a ton of great insight behind each one. We pulled the twitter searches for each hashtag and made them clickable so you can easily view and scroll through all the youth worker wisdom in 140 characters or less.
#praxis14 – CLICK TO VIEW : Praxis Tulsa (@praxistulsa) was a gathering in the great state of OK that was filled with creative reflections on life, art, ministry, and scripture.
#ctcac2014 – CLICK TO VIEW : I saw some really great ideas about new visions for ministry coming from this week's Central Tx Annual UMC Conference.
#SBC14 – CLICK TO VIEW : Tweets coming out of this year's Southern Baptist Convention in Baltimore.
Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination
Purin the Beagle wins all of the World Cups: “Purin the Super Beagle” CLICK TO VIEW
A guy gets trapped in the Las Vegas airport overnight and what does he do? He films a video for Celine Dion's “All By Myself”… of course! It's amazing. CLICK TO VIEW
If you love the World Cup, check out this post: “Goalposts around the world” CLICK TO VIEW
Everyone smiles when they see 1 elephant playing the piano and a 2nd elephant's backend dancing to it: “Piano Duet with Peter the Elephant” CLICK TO VIEW
Did you know that you can cook hot dogs in Pringles cans? Neither did anyone else… except this one guy. CLICK TO VIEW
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