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    YOUTH PASTOR RESOURCES

    Alpha Youth Film SeriesYouth Alpha (Free)
    http://www.alphayouthfilmseries.com/
    This Youth Alpha is a great short film series introducing young people to Jesus and helping young people understand what they believe. The two lead characters are from Canada and their humour and manner relates well to Australians. It also has to be mentioned that this course is FREE!


    My Youth Leader – Australian (Free)
    http://myyouthleader.com.au/
    My Youth Leader is a new Australian website that would be worth looking at – it has games, lessons, upcoming events and lots of leadership material on it. We don’t have many people writing and posting online in Australia in terms of youth ministry, so my youth leader is worth checking out and staying connected to.


    Download Youth Ministry ($$)
    http://www.downloadyouthministry.com/
    Download Youth Ministry (DYM) is my favourite – easy to navigate and heaps of resources. From fun games to leadership articles to small group material, DYM has it all. It’s the brainchild of long term youth Pastors (Doug Fields and Josh Griffin) and they have basically created a website that is great because it has everything you want!

    Fuller Youth Institute – Sticky Faith ($$)
    http://stickyfaith.org/
    https://fulleryouthinstitute.org/sticky-faith/what-is-sticky-faith
    The Fuller Youth Institute has some excellent curriculum on how to build faith into teenagers and how to set young people up for a faith win’ post school. Their material on vocational pathways, dealing with money, etc is well worth a look for your Senior High students.

    Think Orange – XP3 ($$)
    http://thinkorange.com/xp3s
    Orange has some excellent curriculum options and they package it up well. It comes at a price but is worth it. They have great partnering with parents material that usually accompanies the curriculum. One of the benefits of Orange is its strong children’s curriculum (first look for pre school, 252 Basics for Primary School), so if you are going for alignment and continuity across the generations (birth to 30), then XP3 could be a great option for your teenagers.

    Youth Ministry Specialities ($$)
    http://youthspecialties.com/
    Youth Ministry Specialities is always worth a look when it comes to resources. Mark Matlock is a great thinker and I rate his work. Curriculum and resources come at a price, but you are sure to find gold! At the very least, signing up to the email list is a must.

    Youth Group Collective
    http://www.youthgroupcollective.com/
    An excellent resource for youth leaders to plan events and exchange ideas.

    Group (Formally "Simple Youth Ministries")
    https://www.group.com
    A company with an abundance of ministry resources. Including bibles, lessons/sermons, devotionals, and games.

    The Source For Youth Ministry
    http://thesource4ym.com/


    stock-photos-that-dont-suck (Dustin Senos’ Blog)
    https://medium.com/@dustin/stock-photos-that-dont-suck-62ae4bcbe01b#.gkzciytm5
    A list of websites that have fantastic stock photos which are both free and copyright free.

    Youth Group Games
    http://youthgroupgames.com.au/

    Youth Ministry Media
    http://www.youthministrymedia.ca/

    Bulls and Arrows
    http://bullsandarrows.com/

    Canva
    https://www.canva.com/
    Easy to use, online, creative design software.

    YTHMIN
    www.ythmin.com
    Helping youth pastors & leaders run the best program they can.
    Developed by Ps Dave Edgar. Dave is the Youth Pastor at Faith Christian Church , Dandenong.

    Baptist Camping
    http://www.baptistcamping.com.au/baptist-camping/
    Christian camping that satisfies - 3 venues


    Christian Youth Camps
    http://cyc.org.au/
    The ideal place to hold your next school or youth group camp, or corporate team building retreat. There are multiple venues and a huge variety of venues and variety of activities around Victoria.

    ESA
    http://esa.org.au/camps-events
    ESA is an interdenominational Christian organisation that works in partnership with communities, individuals, families, organisations, agencies, denominations and local churches. Though the scope of the work & ministry of ESA is broad and diverse, the one thing that is at the core of each activity is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Scripture Union
    http://www.suvic.org.au/camps/
    Running diverse and innovative summer holiday camps in Victoria for over 50 years. Our camps have made a profound positive impact on the lives of hundreds of children, young people and families. All our summer holiday camps are run by highly committed volunteers who give their time and money to support each camp.

    Red Frogs
    www.redfrogs.com
    Red Frogs is a support program for young people from the ages of 15 – 25.

    Youth Dimension
    https://www.youthdimension.org.au/about
    Youth Dimension is an inter-church youth organisation based in Victoria and has been running since 1978. We are here to equip churches for mission -whether it’s city, country town or outback. Our heart beats to see the Gospel of Jesus, the missing dimension of life,shared with the youth of this generation.

    Baptists On Mission Blog