10-Second Tip: Pack Extra Deodorants

Jacob Eckeberger
July 28th, 2016

At the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to share a 10-second youth ministry tip.


Whenever you’re traveling—especially with junior highers—pack extra travel-size deodorants.


It’s always a good idea to pack an additional bag for your first aid kit, extra hygiene products, and more back-up stuff in a “go bag” for your trips. If you don’t have one yet, here’s a short list of the universal travel essentials for your youth ministry go bag:

  • Standard first aid kit
  • Pocket-sized Bible
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito and tick repellent
  • 2-3 travel-sized deodorants
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Moist wipes
  • Body soap
  • Kleenex
  • Maxi pads
  • Rain poncho
  • A back-up printout of all students on the trip, their emergency contact info, volunteer contact info, and the schedule for the trip
  • Duct tape
  • Extra pens or markers
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Multi-tool
  • Bottle of water
  • Granola
  • A deck of cards, Frisbee, or small Nerf ball

Join us this year for the National Youth Workers Convention in Cincinnati, OH for way more tips and ministry ideas from the 50+ seminars and training opportunities. Register early for NYWC to save BIG: NYWC.COM.

JACOB ECKEBERGER is the Content Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the spouse of a church planter, and a long time volunteer youth worker. You can find him blogging about social media and digital strategy ideas at JACOBECKEBERGER.COM.

Jacob Eckeberger

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