Free Discipleship Evaluation Resource from @ym360

20140603-173829-63509256.jpg My friends over at youthministry360 have put together a cool little resource. It's a framework to help you think about and evaluate your ministry's effectiveness at leading teenagers to be more authentic Christ-followers. It's called "The Six (Biblical) Discipleship Traits," and it's a really tool to help you in your discipleship efforts.

Here's what they had to say about it: "We poured through the Bible searching for how Scripture describes disciples. What resulted are six specific traits that all disciples have. By thinking about these traits as a goal of sorts, you can begin to think about what it takes to see these attitudes emerge in the lives of your students.

We're thrilled to share these with you today in a free 22 page PDF that explains each one of the six discipleship traits, shows how Scripture supports them, and challenges you to consider how effective your youth ministry is at seeing the traits realized in the lives of your students."

If you're interested, you can download the PDF over on youthministry360's site by going here:

hands down the best free resource on the web

youth leader stash

Ok, this may not be hands down the best free resource on the web, but it is pretty amazing. Most of the freebies on the web are put together by web professionals, publishers, and for sure by people who have not done hands on ministry in years. This is not the case with Chad Swanzy is a creative and passionate youth worker. His stash is not just a collection of games and images gathered from the far reaches of the web, they are his games and images. He may not have originally come up with the game, but he has spruced it up and made it compelling for the digital generation. Everything on this page has been used in an actual ministry context and has worked well enough for him to pass it on to us. How cool is that?

I love when talented people are secure enough in their call to be gracious with the gifts and talents to bless the body of Christ and help those of us who struggle to put together events that are compelling and relevant.

Besides being a fantastic resource for cheep skates like me, he also has a compelling blog. I hope you have a great weekend and are inspired to keep your ministry fresh and creative. And if you don't have a creative bone in your body, I hope you are inspired by somebody else's amazing gifts and abilities to put a little more effort into it. But, no matter what your niche is in the body of Christ, I pray that you would live more fully into the unique gifts and talents that God has blessed you with, and to not just be a consumer of information and ideas, but to also be a contributor.

Happy Friday!