Since this is a creative ministry blog, I thought I would take some time to highlight some of my friends in the world of youth ministry, who are creating great resources for leading the various aspects of youth ministry. I’ve met most of these guys through my work with a very creative youth ministry resource called…

Interlinc: Way back in 1984, Allen Weed parlayed his experience in the Christian music industry into an amazing youth ministry resource called Youth Leaders Only (YLO). YLO and it’s various sister resources combine great Christian music with solid biblical teaching. Using the themes of songs and videos as jumping off points for Bible teaching, written by real world youth ministry folks, makes this a very accessible youth ministry resource.

Todd Pearage: Todd serves as a youth pastor at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. He’s been a writer for Interlinc for years and he also writes movie reviews at www.thesource4ym.com Recently Todd has begun writing downloadable games for Download Youth Ministry. You can check them out here. He’s writing some pretty creative stuff.

Paul Turner: Paul is youth pastor at Pleasant Grove Assembly in Birmingham, AL and Founder of The Disciple Project. Paul has a plethora of really creative resources available in his online store. This is one prolific creative, who also generates a lot of how to videos for almost every aspect of youth ministry.

Rick Bunschuh: Probably the most “famous” of my creative friends is Rick Bunschuh. This guy suffers for Jesus on what may be the most beautiful place on earth, Kauai, HI. Where he pastors Kauai Christian Fellowship, a church born out of a youth ministry run AMOK (See how I did that.) He’s a pastor, a surfer, an amazing cartoonist and a writer. His accomplishments are too numerous to mention, but you can check out his books here.

Ken McCoy: Emperor of Jumpstart Ministries. With over 40 years of youth ministry experience, Ken helps jumpstart youth ministries, with coaching, resources, etc.

This is far from all of my creative youth ministry friends, but it’s a good start. I’ll publish more articles like this in the future. Youth ministry is still very near and dear to my heart and I work with youth as often as I can. These guys have some great stuff that you can use to help reach the next generation.

Keep your eyes open for some new creative arts ministry resources for youth from AMOK as well

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