Trending This Week (May 16)

By Jacob Eckeberger on May 15 2014


Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week we looked at how students respond to 2 different types of listeners, a shocking infographic about youth ministry burnout, our favorite hashtags from the week, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. Enjoy!

From The #YSBlog This Week

Jonathan McKee (@InJonathansHead) looks at how we can be better at engaging students in conversation. “Which Listener Are You?” CLICK TO VIEW 

Brooklyn Lindsey (@BrooklynLindsey) continues her 2 part post about 10 leadership qualities she learned from Apple’s Angela Ahrendts. “How Angela Ahrendts is Leading Me in Ministry – Part 2” CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Leneita Fix shared at DYM (@DownloadYM) about her perspective as a parent of 13 year old son that is defining masculinity: CLICK TO VIEW

Our friends over at the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (@CPYU) shared an article on USAToday.com with safety tips for kids & tablets that you can share with parents: CLICK TO VIEW

Aaron Helman (@aaronhelman) shared a shocking infographic on youth ministry burnout at SmarterYM.com. Let’s fix these statistics together: CLICK TO VIEW

Chuck Hunt at Fuller Youth Institute (@FullerFYI) put together a solid article with 4 key ways to help students mitigate pain and loss in transition: “What do my students need when transition happens” CLICK TO VIEW

#Hashtags To Review

Here are a quick list of some of our favorite youth ministry #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. 

#StickyFaith : CLICK TO VIEW  – These are great little insights from youth workers utilizing the book “Sticky Faith” by Kara Powell (@kpowellFYI) & Brad Griffin (@bgriffinFYI). 

#360LA : CLICK TO VIEW – Tons of great tweets from the Urban Youth Workers Institute National Conference. 

#EndExploitation : CLICK TO VIEW – These tweets are coming from the End Exploitation Summit hosted by PornHarms.com, that is going on today & tomorrow (May 16-17).

Fun Things To Fuel Procrastinate

Wall's Ice Cream enlists some cops in CA to give people an ice cream break: CLICK TO VIEW I really wish a police officer would have given me ice cream the last time I was pulled me over.

Jimmy Fallon somehow convinced Lance Bass to recreate the singing “Big Mouth Bass” by being “Big Mouth Lance Bass." CLICK TO VIEW

Did you know that Chuck Norris gave Bob Barker karate lessons for 8 years? Mental_Floss - “48 Successful People With Unique Hobbies.” CLICK TO VIEW

English is the most common language in the US. But what’s the second most common language? Check out this map from Neatorama.com that breaks it down by state: CLICK TO VIEW

Switching gears a little, we found this amazing virtual tour of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum. It’s incredibly moving and worth the time to view: CLICK TO VIEW



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