Trending This Week (July 25)

Jacob Eckeberger
July 24th, 2014

Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week's trending links include a conversation about supervision vs. surveillance with media, thoughts about getting ready for the fall, 7 things that are good to know when starting in ministry, and plenty of fuel for your procrastination. 

Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week

Mike King (@MDKing) shared about the dangers of fear-based tactics whn raising support for youth ministry: “Demonizing Teenagers” CLICK TO VIEW

Charles Rikard (@CharlesRikard) wrote a guest post about how easy it can be to create a self-focused ministry: “Are You Creating a Self-Serving Youth Ministry?” CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Fuller (@FullerFYI) is continuing a great conversation on students and media: “My [Own] Space: Supervision vs. Surveillance” CLICK TO VIEW

Bill Nance (@BillNance79) reminds us about using summer to prep for fall ministry: “Getting Ready for the Fall” CLICK TO VIEW

The good folks at YouthMinistry360 (@YM360) wrote about ways to use the last remaining weeks of summer: “Summer is Winding Down… Are You Ready?” CLICK TO VIEW

Carey Nieuwhof (@Cnieuwhof) took a look back at his time in ministry and shared some great insights that all youth workers can learn from: “7 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Before Starting Ministry” CLICK TO VIEW 

The Huffington Post shared a great post that you could easily forward onto your students: “11 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started High School” CLICK TO VIEW

Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination

Sometimes you just gotta throw your walking sticks down and DANCE! “Opa! Grandpa!” CLICK TO VIEW

Weird Al continues his reign of hilarity with his song “Handy” (A cover of “Fancy”). CLICK TO VIEW

The SKITZY CHICKS shared a fun forwardable video to your parents: “All Mom Wants for Back to School”: CLICK TO VIEW 

Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson make a workout video: CLICK TO VIEW

Rhett and Link remind us all that no matter how terrible a vacation can be, it's still vacation: “I'm on Vacation!” CLICK TO VIEW

Jacob Eckeberger

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