Trending This Week (May 2)

Jacob Eckeberger
May 1st, 2014

Every Friday we send out our favorite trending links from the past week. This week includes some amazing blog posts, inspiring hashtags to review from live event tweets, books to be aware of, and some fun things to fuel your procrastination. 

Blogs From YouthSpecialties.com This Week

We launched a survey on Monday at the YS Blog on Youth Ministry & Sexual Identity. We're almost to 1,000 responses so far and would love your input. If you haven't taken the survey yet, swing on over to the link here: CLICK TO VIEW

Brooklyn Lindsey (@brooklynlindsey) wrote an engaging piece on leadership qualities that she picked up from Angela Ahrendts, Apple's CEO. “How Angela Ahrendts Is Leading Me In Youth Ministry – Part 1.” CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

A repost from 2012 on the YM360 blog that still carries a ton of weight for youth workers today – “How Healthy Is Your Relationship With Your Senior Pastor.” CLICK TO VIEW

“3 Ways Student Ministry Drains You” by Eric Geiger is a great quick read with a strong reminder about the weight a youth worker carries. CLICK TO VIEW

Our friend Jim Hancock (@jimhancock) shared a great article from RelevantMagazine.com that's good for any parent or youth worker. “How Not to Talk About Purity.” CLICK TO VIEW

Dan Istvanik (@JHuthguydan) introduced us to a fascinating interview at PSFK.com with teen entrepreneur Will Berman, on “How Teen Entrepeneurs Can Lead A Maker Revolution.” CLICK TO VIEW

Hashtags To Review

Here are a quick list of some of our favorite youth ministry hashtags from this week. There is a ton of great insight behind each one. We pulled the twitter searches for each hashtag and made them clickable so you can easily view and scroll through all the youth worker wisdom in 140 characters or less. 

#Exponential : CLICK TO VIEW – The Church Planting (@churchplanting) & missions conference with incredible speakers like Ed Stetzer, Jon Teter, and Louie Giglio 

#iym14 : CLICK TO VIEW – Fascinating conversations happening under this hashtag as the 2014 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry took place this week (@princetoniym). 

#Awana14Launch : CLICK TO VIEW – Awana (@awana) had a 2 day event filled with solid speakers, bloggers, and some inspirational ministry vision casting. Excited to watch what God develops for their ministries this year. 

Fun Things To Fuel Procrastinate 

DuckTales theme song transformed into an R&B slow jam. My saturday morning cartoons just got way more awesome. Slate.com has the video from Postmodern Jukebox. CLICK TO VIEW

Tiny Hamster eating tiny burritos (digg.com). It's exactly what you think…. but way more awesome than you'd expect. CLICK TO VIEW

For all you youth worker nerds out there, Medium.com posted an interesting article on the history of the GIF. CLICK TO VIEW

Next time you need to send emails to volunteers or parents, Lifehacker.com has some data that suggests sending them at 2pm – “Send Important Emails at 2pm For Quicker Replies.” CLICK TO VIEW

Jacob Eckeberger

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