I have a bias regarding the content I’m about to share with you.
The truth is that you do, too.
My bias isn’t that I write for this blog, which in turn tracks back to Simply Youth Ministry and Group Publishing. It would lame for me to just tell you what I think I’m supposed to write here versus what I really think about anything. I’d hoped by now you’d see that coming and know better from me and any of the other diligent writers here. We’re here to encourage and serve you through thoughts, questions, stories and more.
My bias… is that I want our youth workers to feel equipped with content so they can be more relationally freed up to invest into students.
With me so far?
Ready to own a bias of your own?
It’s why I’m telling you to go check out Simply Youth Group right now.
I first dove into the content in the spring after picking up a free DVD at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. It was in beta-mode at the time, and yet still was a fine product that we immediately took advantage of in our church. The games and videos all complemented each other well, which further drove home whatever point we were trying to glean that day.
That’s just it, though – there was more than one fixed idea we hoped the students would grasp. While Simply Youth Group competently offers a biblical takeaway with each lesson (which addresses at least one of nine essential faith questions), its main offering is the “inquiry-based learning” approach. In short, it’s your personal on-ramp to Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry as you pose questions to your students just like Christ did.
Again, let me confess one more bias.
I write curriculum throughout the year, be it in-house for our church’s ministries or for publication. Not only do I have a critical eye for what we’ll use with our tweens and teens, but I’m likewise aware of my own limitations as a writer/creator. The resources provided in Simply Youth Group (for about $10 a week) are beyond what I can produce on my own. I’d guess you might feel likewise, even if you have the skills but prep time always seems to be an issue each week for you or your adult volunteers.
Curious? Interested? Try the free trial for a month.
Disagree? Have questions? Feel free to share your comments.
While you’re at it, feel free to share your bias and what you’re looking for to serve your students and leaders.