This video created a neat moment in tonight’s service.

JG

Funny video promoting The Refinery (formerly known as The Student Zone) preview tours this coming weekend … fun stuff.

JG



Limping Into Summer

Josh Griffin —  May 25, 2008 — 1 Comment

I liked Kurt’s new article on YouthMinistry.com about limping into summer. We’re gearing up for the grand opening of our student building (see the progress here) and we’ve got a full calendar. There’s some wisdom in this, here’s a clip:

Second, easier is sometimes better. Over the years I’ve discovered that while my students enjoy trips to the amusement park, camps and other big events, they also really like the cheap and easy stuff like park days, pool parties and the like. In fact, in our ministry we have more students show up for the cheap and easy stuff than the big stuff. Maybe it’s because the cost is less and maybe it’s because they can just show up without the need for pre-registration, medical releases etc. Putting a few big events on the Summer calendar is always fun, but don’t be afraid to balance those out with a few cheap and easy ones, too.

JG

Have you checked out the Marriage and Youth Ministry Podcast? I haven’t yet … but I’m excited to see what Doug and Cathy Fields have to say. Check it out on their new channel on Blip.tv!

JG



This video ended our service as we now head into week 3 of Bringing Sexy Back. Tough questions and straight answers next week …

JG

According to Kurt’s blog, the Student Zone now has an official name: The Refinery. Cool! Details if you head to his blog and you can find the latest updates and picture of the project here, too.

JG



Been thinking about ways to get the word out about student ministry to the community. Sitting here in Tully’s Coffee, I’m thinking about RippleTV that I’m watching, and at the movies this weekend The Twenty looked like a possible outlet, too. There’s always Google AdWords, too … but all of it seems quite expensive and impersonal.

Obviously, handing out Dear God cards this weekend and asking students to hand them to their friends with a personal invitation is best … but I’m just enjoying thinking about other options, even if we can’t pursue them right now. How do you get the word out about your student ministry?

JG