The Beatles’ song Eight Days a Week referenced that they were working so hard, they were working eight days a week. This always seemed like a potential theme song for youth ministers to me. Here continues a weekly series to serve you over your next eight days with eight notes and sets of links for your information and formation. Pass these along in your e-newsletters (and offer Project YM a little love in the process, please.)
- We’ve always provided an extra image with this weekly post. We are trying something a little different and making an infographic for you on a very timely issue: Ebola (left click to enlarge, right click to print, save, or post it and share!)
- This is the week! Join us Oct. 2nd for the (free!) Rebuild My Church video conference.
- Two weeks ago, we discussed Andy Andrew Root’s upcoming book Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker. By way of preview, we find more is coming out, including this key reminder: “Youth are not the future of the church. Jesus is.”
- The feast of St. Francis of Assisi is next Saturday. America Magazine offers insight in this most popular but often misunderstood saint.
- There are always ups and downs in youth ministry. Let’s focus on the ups.
- And remember, God measures success
- It’s the baseball post-season. (Go Orioles! Go Nationals!) Our image above shows that even Pope Francis has baseball fever.
- Always remember, you, too, are a great catch! We pray God blesses your service as a youth minister because we Ain’t got nothing but love, babe, eight days a week.