Author: Elle Campbell

What’s Your Biggest Struggle in Youth Ministry?

Youth ministry friends. Hi. We have something to tell you and then we need your help, okay? It will take 15 seconds. Probably. We made up that number. Total guess. Anyway, here’s the deal. 2017 is going to be a big year. That’s because Stuff You Can Use is going to spend 2017 helping you solve your biggest youth ministry problems. Yep. This year, our priorities are pretty simple. STEP 1: Find out your biggest ministry struggles, questions, and tensions. STEP 2: Help you solve them. So here’s what we’re asking you to do. Comment on this post or...

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So We’ve Got Some News…

Don’t feel like reading? Then listen to this post instead! Or subscribe to my podcast for more audio versions of my blog posts! SUBSCRIBE When it comes to ministry, I wish I could say yes to everything. All of it. Every person. Every opportunity. All the things. In the last few years, Kenny and I have said yes to a lot. Some days it felt like we were balancing one billion projects and people and yeses. And you know what? We don’t regret a single of one them. Each and every yes has been so fun and rewarding. But dang, all...

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4 Reasons I’m Going to the Women in Youth Ministry Campference

Friends, I have a confession. As a woman in ministry, I feel pretty guilty saying what I’m about to say. Like maybe it’s not allowed. I hope we can still be friends afterward. Are you ready? Okay. Here goes. I don’t like women’s events.   I know. I’m the worst. Maybe it’s because I’m terrible at baking and don’t own any doilies. Or because I like dinosaur movies more than chick flicks. Or because I’m better at talking about Harry Potter than about my feelings. Or because I’d rather play laser tag with middle schoolers than go to a dinner party with grown-ups....

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Our Best Games and How We Play Them

This year at The Middle School Ministry Campference, Kenny and I led a breakout called Our Best Games and How We Play Them. But this, friends, wasn’t your typical breakout. In this breakout, we didn’t just tell you about our favorite games. We actually played them together. And if you missed it, I’m sad for you, because it was so fun. If you couldn’t make it to the breakout festivities (or if you did make it, but you were having so much fun you forgot to take notes), this blog post is for you. Here are the 12 games (and links to their instructions)...

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5 Books to Fuel Your Creativity in Youth Ministry

This post is part of Summer Ministry Vlog Week 2016! What the heck is that, you ask? Check this out. Hey pals! Earlier this week I shared five tips that have been really helpful for me personally on how to be, and stay, more creative – especially in youth ministry. But to add onto that conversation, I thought I’d tell you about a few books I’ve read recently that have helped fuel my creativity, both personally and in ministry. So, okay, here we go. A CURIOUS MIND BRIAN GRAZER I actually listened to the audiobook version of this book, and it...

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Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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