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....Read More
Author: Elle Campbell
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)...Read More
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...Read More
Hey friends! I’m super excited to spend a few minutes talking about one of my favorite things ever – how to be and stay creative, specifically in youth ministry. But before we go any further, I get that some of you watching this video right now might not think you’re very creative. But…you are. Like Liz Gilbert says, “If you’re alive, you’re a creative person.” Creativity is simply the ability to take what’s sitting in front of you, and to build something new out of it. Maybe that’s a new idea, a new strategy, a new event, or even...Read More
Hey. Guess what. AUGUST 8-12 IS SUMMER MINISTRY VLOG WEEK! This week, a handful of my favorite ministry friends and bloggers are trying their hands at video blogging (in case you thought that vlog was a typo). #SMVWeek16 is the brainchild of the great Tom Pounder, founder of Youth Ministry Sidekick, and I’m super pumped that he asked me to get in the mix! Check out Tom’s blog post to learn more about the other bloggers who’ll be participating! So keep your eyeballs open this week because I’ve got three vlogs planned for you, all centered on one big theme… FOSTERING CREATIVITY IN YOUTH MINISTRY It’ll...Read More
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