Author: Elle Campbell

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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REVIEW | A New Tool to Help Your Small Group Leaders Break the Ice

So let’s be honest. Leading a small group isn’t always a walk in the park. You know what I mean. You wrangle your students from every corner of the building… You convince them to sit in what might be described as a circle… You wait for them to stop throwing wads of paper at each other… Then, finally, you ask, “So what did everyone think of the message this week?” And… Yeah. Leading a small group can be painful sometimes. That’s why I’m so excited about a really fun new tool from Lead Small (the experts on all things small-groups-related). This super fun Icebreakers Box is packed...

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OC16 | XP3 Panel Discussion

There are only two reasons I can imagine for waking up at 5:30am on a Thursday. 1) Because my house is on fire. 2) Because I’m getting ready to grab breakfast at The Orange Conference 2016 with some of my favorite middle school and high school pastors. And since I am sad that we couldn’t invite everyone in the world, I went ahead and captured some of my favorite thoughts, ideas, and best practices from our conversation so you could get in on it. THE XP3 PANEL DISCUSSION The Orange Conference 2016 For this discussion, our panel included three of my faves:...

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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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