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RESOURCES

Podcast

Youth pastoring is not a stepping stone to real ministry, it is real ministry. Listen to this weekly posting for Alliance youth leaders.

Merchandise

T-shirts, hoodies, and other items await when you visit our exclusive AY merchandiser at lifemerch.com

Links & Apps

With new apps and web resources being created every day, our quick reference guide can help you decide and provide relevant material.

Books

Everyone is looking for a good read these days. Check out our list of recommended books curated specifically for Youth Leaders in the C&MA.

Media

Our uniquely curated list of media resources will support your next steps of youth ministry.

Seminars

Seminars and conferences provide insight into the youth culture and adolescent psychology, providing practical ways to help you minister well.

Top Reads

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry by Rick Lawrence

Youth Ministry 3.0 by Mark Oestreicher 

Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry by Doug Fields

Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark

Website Links and Mobile Apps

Websites:

Life Merch – The offical apparel provider of LIFE and Alliance Youth. Check it out and purchase some gear!

The Culture Translator by Axis – A great resource for youth workers and parents to remain up to date on youth culture.

The Youth Cartel

Youth Ministry Booster

Google Voice – Get a free phone number specifically for your youth ministry! Use it to recieve messages from students or get creative!

Stuff You Can Use – Stuff you can use! Curriculum, small groups, parents, volunteers, games and more!

Unsplash – 100% free HQ stock photos that work great for your youth group social media accounts!

 

Apps:

Word Swag – Make social media easier for yourself!

VSCO – Slap a filter on a photo quick, or fine tune an image.

Ministry Hub – Keep track of your students information and attendance.

Google Voice

Wunderlist – A great app for keeping checklists!

Evernote – Organize sermons, meeting notes, study sessions and more.

GroupMe – A group text app that brings Androids and iPhones together.

Seminars

Launching the Next Generation from Alliance Council 2017

     – Notes

     – Powerpoint

 

Reaching the “ME” Generation from Resonate 2017

     – Video

     – Powerpoint

 

 

 

Media

Alliance Youth Branding

Do you want to use the Alliance Youth Logo to represent your youth group? Check out our logos and brand guide! 

 

How to Build a Healthy Youth Ministry by Pastor Chris Durso

Pastor Chris Durso talks about his 5 favorite verses in the bible that pertain to leadership and also touches upon how you can build a healthy youth ministry.

 

The Bible Project

“We are a non-profit creating videos that walk through the narrative of the Bible. We do this book-by-book and theme-by-theme. Download full resolution versions of all the videos for free. Also download free teaching guides. These downloads are at www.jointhebibleproject.com”

 

Youth Ministry Media

Resources and how-to’s to keep your ministry visually relevant.