Everybody’s Urban: An Interview with Leneita Fix

Last week I got the chance to catch up with friend, youth worker, writer, and contributor to youthworktalk.com, Leneita Fix. Her new book with Jeffrey Wallace is Everybody’s Urban: Understanding The Survival Mindset of the Next Generation – Here’s a quick interview that covers the content and purpose of the book.


You can pick up her book at Simply Youth Ministry’s Website or at Amazon. 

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99 Things Every Guy Should Know: An Interview with Mike Hammer [VIDEO POST]

Recently I was able to catch up with friend and fellow youth worker, Mike Hammer. He is one of the authors of a great new book for guys titled, 99 Things Every Young Guy Should Know. I have looked through this book and it is highly practical for guys in your ministry. I could tell you more, but why not hear what Mike has to say?

If you want to pick a copy of the book, you can buy it over at Simply Youth Ministry or Amazon

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Interview with Darren Sutton: Everyone’s Called To Youth Ministry

Last week I was in Colorado at Group Publishing HQ for the Simply Youth Ministry IT3 Summit. I managed to catch up with my good friend Darren Sutton, (and contributor in this blog), and ask him about his new book: Everyone’s Called to Youth Ministry.

If you are interested in picking up a copy of Darren’s book, click on the link below.


If you have a question for Darren, feel free to leave a comment for him!

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If Ministry Is Tough, It’s Time To Breathe

My good friend in ministry, Darren Sutton, made this video that communicates how he was able to breathe again in ministry. If you feel like you are suffocating in ministry, or need some time out to refresh, maybe you can take Darren’s advice?

FREE Video Training for Youth Workers and Their Teams

Leneita Fix has created some incredible training videos that are short, thought provoking and informative. If you check out her website, you can pick up more free training videos that come with discussion questions for you and your team to interact with.

Check out the first video by clicking here

Full Disclosure: Leneita is a good friend in ministry who guest blogs on youthworktalk.com. However, I love her passion and content and love to pass these kind of resources along to others.




Youth Questions on Youtube

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Tim Schmoyer is launching a youtube channel specifically for students who have questions about faith and life. He, along with a panel of youth leaders will be answering students questions on a weekly basis. Spread the word with your teens:




Why I am Going to SYMC!

At the end of February I am headed to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago. As someone who is in full-time student ministry I believe in the importance of not only incredible training, but also the opportunity to grow individually. This conference allows me to get both. At SYMC I am able to gain some great skills as well as build community with all kinds of youth workers in an authentic and intentionally conversation way. Check it out for yourself and watch the video from Doug Fields to capture the heart of SYMC…

Register for SYMC (click here)

Below is a video that captures the heart and message of SYMC 2010.

Tips for New and Transitioning Youth Workers

Here’s an interview I did with Tim Schmoyer at the National Youth Ministry Conference back in February. I am constantly having to refocus and remind myself how to keep ministry sustainable, simple and effective. Maybe this is a good reminder for you too? 

Tim is a great youth worker has an incredible youth ministry blog with loads of tips, ideas, resources, interviews, videos… the whole enchilada! Check it out at www.lifeinstudentministry.com

Loving Your Wife throughout Ministry…

A few weeks ago my wife and I were at the National Youth Ministry Conference in Columbus Ohio. While I was there, I got the opportunity to ‘hijack’ Tim Schmoyer’s Life In Student Ministry camera… Me and my new buddy ‘Julio’ decided to talk about how we love our wives well in Ministry. Check it out and watch for the out takes at the end… funny stuff. 

Tim Schmoyer hosts a GREAT blog! He has great insights and has lots of resources, tips, video blogs, and hosts a weekly Youth Ministry phone in… check it out!


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