My friend Jeremy Smith, who writes for 78 Productions, just released two eBooks on Download Youth Ministry. Let me pause the rest of this post by saying two things:
1. I love 78 Productions. The content that they put out is Class A for technology and media in the church. I am a total idiot when it comes to this stuff, and since I’ve known Jeremy, this site, and people who network on this topic, I’ve improved drastically. Which is why the two eBooks are going to revolutionize the way you do ministry.
2. I love Download Youth Ministry. They have 3 of my 6 favorite female bloggers on there, for one. For two, everything they do, they excel at. They are pretty much amazing. I’m glad these resources are available on this site, and I hope they understand that the contributors at YouthMin.Org have a bromance (sismance?) for them.
Now that my initial advertisements are over, I will get to the main course! I got to read these eBooks very thoroughly, as I had the privilege of editing them (during a hazed migraine…so forgive me if and when they aren’t perfect!). Here are my brief reviews of the eBooks.
Retweeting the Church: 40 Social Media Ideas for Youth Workers
When you think of social media, there are typically two camps of answers: You either love it and desire to utilize it or you freak out and avoid it completely, even though you know you probably should use it. According to 78P, 46% of churches say that social media is their most effective method of reaching out to their community.
This eBook offers tons of practical ideas for: games, ministry opportunities, utilizing volunteers, equipping parents,and even soul care for professionals. This book is great, no matter what kind of ministry you are involved in. I will honestly use this book very often.
Practical Blogging: 52 Blog Post Ideas for Churches
Did you know that: The average company that blogs generates 55% more website visitors, 97% more inbound links, and 434% more indexed pages. (Source: 78P)
Have you ever read something and went, “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that?!” That’s how I felt about this eBook. Everything about this is completely practical, and easily translatable to any ministry. Whether you’re a senior pastor, communications director, youth pastor, or just a ministry blogger in general, this book will give you ideas to improve your blog. As a blogger, there are many ideas that I will be able to translate to my own blogging.
GO. BUY. THESE. At $5 each, these eBooks give you countless practical ideas to use. Seriously: Just do it.