Taffy and I promised all of the youth workers in our track at David Crowder’s Fantastical Conference a few forms and graphics for them to download. Here you go!

1) get the CRUD form. This is the document we use for students in bands. Could be super valuable to you! CRUD stands for Commitments, Requirements, Understandings and Dress Code. Thanks to Taffy over at RiceandWorship.com for the freebie.

2) here are some links to graphics and videos that may help you with the worship (in music):

JG

This week Doug, Matt, Josh, and Katie gather round the table to talk youth ministry and answer your questions. After Doug admits to liking podcast team members more than everyone else the real content begins. In a follow-up to last weeks discussion about finances and raises, there’s more encouragement for those in tough places (and Doug manages to put Josh on the spot again). The gang also talk about time management, spiritual maturity, eye patches, the Simply Youth Ministry Conference contest, working through drama with students, Matt’s love language, and everyone’s favorite show, Wipeout.

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Here’s the digital copy of the new Simply Youth Ministry Conference brochure, hitting youth workers this week. SO excited to once again join the youth ministry team helping with this event. We’ve got some great stuff planned – I hope you’ll join us in Chicago this March!

JG

We can’t wait for our conference this year. Things are really coming together for it. Our brochure is getting ready to be printed and mailed out, but I wanted to share it with you guys first.

For more information on the conference visit our website: YouthMinistry.com/SYMC.
See you in Chicago!



Congrats to Jeff Stapleton, random winner of the contest this week for 2 tickets to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago this March. Get to the Windy City for some youth worker training with 3,000 of your closest friends, too!

Jeff Stapleton at 10:31am September 2
I’m a youth minister just beginning my third year in a small East Texas town. The resources and support from SYM (newsletters/products/podcasts) have been huge in my development as both a teacher and a leader. To learn and worship with other youth ministers is a tremendous encouragement, and something I look forward to. I hope to make it to the SYM conference one way or another…and get the chance to sit in on an epic live podcast. Thanks for all you do Josh!

JG

So the official website just went live for the 2011 Simply Youth Ministry Conference. It lists amazing speakers and great workshops, along with plenty of other reasons to plunk down your hard-earned money (or youth ministry budget if you’re lucky enough to have one) to register and attend. But I might have a way for you to skip out on the whole “paying for it” part.

I’m giving away 2 registrations to the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in Chicago March 4-7, 2011. All you have to do is leave a comment with one thing you love (or would love) about attending a conference with 3,000 other youth workers!

Enter now – and I’ll select one at random next Tuesday!

JG



The official site of SYMC 2011 is live – SO excited to be there with so many of you, too! Killer speakers, great full-day and half-day concentrated learning tracks, total access to speakers, teachers and authors, a live Simply Youth Ministry Podcast and so much more. Be there!

JG

This week’s question – have you had formal education in youth ministry? I’ve had a ton of on the job experience with 15 years and through a jillion events and conferences. You?

JG