Author: Elle Campbell

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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5 Ways to Be More Creative in Youth Ministry

This post is part of Summer Ministry Vlog Week 2016! What the heck is that, you ask? Check this out. 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...

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It’s Summer Ministry Vlog Week!

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...

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3 Ways to Use PHARISEES: The Party Game in Youth Ministry

“This is a legit way to get students (and adults, for that matter) to know more about the Bible and its stories in a super fun way!” Frank Gil YouthMin.org You’ve probably heard by now, but um… Kenny and I sort of invented a game. It’s a new spin on the classic party game known as Mafia. Except, this time, it’s got a little less organized crime and a lot more Bible verses. It’s called PHARISEES: The Party Game. And it’s now available on Kickstarter (and, actually, the project was fully funded in just 4 hours). And the first copies will be shipped in the...

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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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