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Three Great Youth Ministry Resources

I have three terrific opportunities for youth workers to share.

First, the folks at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference have given me a discount code that will save first time registrants an additional $25 off the early bird price (a total of $65 off the registration) by October 31, 2011. I have had the opportunity to attend this event twice and am looking forward to going again this year when it takes place in Louisville, KY, March 2-5, 2012. To get the code, leave a comment and I will email it to you.

Second, and speaking of SYMC, each time I’ve attended I’ve had the privilege of serving fellow youth workers through the conference’s peer support ministry called The Shelter. The need for providing such support has been a passion for me for many years, so it was exciting to see SYM launch Simply Soul Care as a year round opportunity for youth ministers to receive confidential help. Please take a moment and click over there and bookmark it, just in case you or someone you know in ministry has a need.

Third is a project upon which I got to collaborate with several amazing members of the City Life ministry of Youth For Christ. Deeper Life is a 14 meeting curriculum designed for use at an outreach club. The content is written with the urban context in mind, is field-tested, and gives options for activities and videos to support the concepts. Though it is written for an outreach, the material would be easily adapted to another context. City Life has made the Deeper Life curriculum available for free on its website [click here to go to the download page].

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Patti Gibbons is a veteran of more than 20 years of youth ministry in many contexts with a desire to equip students and leaders to make a Kingdom impact in their environments. She currently volunteers with an urban neighborhood outreach ministry, facilitates an anti-bullying and suicide prevention seminar, speaks to students and adults at retreats, camps and conferences, and earns her keep as a freelance writer and content editor on youth ministry topics.