10 Free Ebooks for Youth Ministry

I saw a post from Chris Brogan about free ebooks about social media, and I thought I would put out a list of free ebooks about youth ministry. The first link is where you can get the actual PDF file. The second link is the site that produced the ebook.

10 Free Ebooks for Youth Ministry

  1. 40 Icebreakers for Small Groups (PDF)Insight
  2. 130 Youth Ministry Tips and IdeasTim Schmoyer
  3. Bible Study Methods for Youth LeadersInsight
  4. 25 Free Marketing Tools You Can Use Right Now (PDF)Ministry Marketing Coach
  5. Facebook for Pastors (PDF)Ministry Marketing Coach
  6. How to Recruit Volunteers (sign up for the ebook)Ministry Best Practices
  7. So you Want to Start a Drama Team (PDF)The Preaching Thespian
  8. More than Make Believe (PDF)The Preaching Thespian
  9. So You Want to Start a Worship Team (PDF)Ministry Live
  10. When a Man’s Eye Wanders: Breaking the Power of Pornography (PDF)Radio Bible Class

Bonus: Generation Youtube (PDF)YouthMinistry TV (Full disclosure: I run youthministrytv.com)

10 Sites to Help You Save Money

10 Sites to Help You Save Money

In case you don’t know it, Janell is the queen of saving money. We can be shopping anywhere, and she always finds stuff on clearance or on sale.

Lately she’s been reading a lot of blogs that help her save tons of money and get free stuff.

I asked her to give me a list of her top 10 sites to save money. Here they are, in no particular order.

10 Sites to Help Save Money

  1. The Centsible Sawyer AND Sawyer Test Blog
  2. More Than Enough
  3. Thrifty Ways and Ideas
  4. Coupon Cravings
  5. Freebies 4 Mom
  6. Money Saving Mom
  7. Sisterly Savings
  8. Frugonomics 101
  9. Be Centsable
  10. Fiddle Dee Dee Blog

Since you read this far, we’ll give you another one for free: I Heart CVS

Do you have any good places to look to save money?

(Image by: Tracy O on flickr)

Free Productivity Tool

Free Productivity Tool

I was talking with Janell about productivity, and I told her that I needed a timer to keep track of my work during the day. I was thinking that I needed to use an egg timer to focus myself on one task. Then I got to thinking about how cool it would be to have an egg timer on my computer.

The idea is to set the timer to a certain amount of time and get working on something for that amount of time. When the time is up and the alarm sounds, I can feel free to focus on something else. I think having a timer like this would help me with my time management. (I tend get distracted a lot during the day).

Anyway, so I began working on a countdown timer in flash, and I have finished it. I’ve put up a special page specifically for the timer. It can work in the background while you are on the computer or reading or whatever else you need to do.

Anyway, I hope it helps me get work done, and I hope it can help some other people as well. If you use it, please let me know in the comments. Thanks. Please feel free to leave suggestions to make it better, too.

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