When it comes to youth ministry resources, or youth ministry in general, going with the flow is not always a good thing. Because just because there is a new hot trend does not mean that will necessarily be best for your ministry. You have to take time to consider your students and the culture of your church and community to see if what ever idea or trend or idea you are considering, will be a fit for your context. But there is another layer to this.
Just because your church has always used a resources or always attended an event, does not mean that it always needs to in the future. For example, I know when it comes to Sunday School curriculum, many of us have a publisher that we automatically reorder from every semester or every quarter. This may be because it is easier or it could be because we are told we have to. But here is the thing, just because it is what we have always done does not mean it is best for today. Therefore you need to carefully consider what you do in your ministry based on what students are there and where you feel God wants to take them spiritually. This way you can make informed and wise decisions and not just take the easy road that always have been. Because what has always been done may be okay for you down the road but it may just not be right for today.
Youth Ministry Resources
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