Youth & Young Adult Stuff

This list is compiled of some of the best websites for youth work as suggested by many youth directors and youth leaders.  61 resources and 12 categories. If you know of more, let us know.

Ministry Support

Ministry Support

LIVING IT HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCE – Living it is a resource center where youth leaders of all kinds can find encouragement and support for working with public high school students. This site is all about people getting connected to Jesus and Living it with Him every day, everywhere.

CONFERENCE YOUTH DEPARTMENT – Yearly calendar of events. Provides support for local youth ministry as well as organize Conference wide events. Some of the services provided are speaking for youth events, youth leadership training seminars, youth Sabbaths, youth rallies, contact information, music programs, etc.

NAD YOUTH MINISTRIES – Official website of the North American Division Youth Ministries Department

GENERAL CONFERENCE YOUTH MINISTRIES – Official Website of the General Conference Youth Ministries Department

SDA UNIVERSITIES – Recruiting office can provide a team for a youth Sabbath, A.Y. Vespers, that includes drama , music, preaching, etc.

CENTER FOR YOUTH EVANGELISM (CYE) – Based at Andrews University in Michigan, it is an extensive youth ministry network offering a variety of programs and resources.

B.A.Y.D.A.  – The mission of the Black Adventist Youth Directors Association is to promote the spiritual, physical, academic, moral and cultural development of the youth of the North American Division.

LEADOUT MINISTRIES – Leadout Ministries is a non-profit organization providing inspirational and educational resources for churches, schools and communities.

YOUTHMINISTRIES.COM –  A great resource for youth minitry leaders filled with articles, helps, ideas and programming for youth groups.

YOUTH SPECIALTIES DIRECTORY –  A list of youth ministry organizations and resources for youth workers.

YM 360 –  This website has a good collection of ministry resources to buy and get for free. Check out their blog, its pretty good.

BOUNDLESS –  An award-winning ministry for Christian young adults who want to grow up, own their faith, date with purpose and prepare for marriage and family.

Books and Magazines

Books and Magazines

ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER (ABC) – All types of books, manuals, music cd’s, Bibles, gifts, etc

ADVENTSOURCE – Excellent resource online store. Includes a section on youth ministry. Wide selection of youth ministry materials. All your Pathfinder, Adventurer, Master Guide, materials and resources, uniforms, etc.

GUIDE MAGAZINE – Guide’s mission is to show 10- to 14-year-old readers, through stories that illustrate Bible truth, how to walk with God now and forever.

INSIGHT MAGAZINE – Magazine for Christian Teens. Recently introduced “The Flow” a place where Insight magazine readers can connect and converse.

BACK TO BASICS – Back2Basics Magazine is where young adults look to to be informed and inspired in their walk with Christ.

ACCENT MAGAZINE – ACCENT is a quarterly online resource for youth leaders, published by the Youth Ministries Department, General Conference of 7th-day Adventists.

CONFLICT OF THE AGE SERIES FOR YOUTH – Modern language version of Ellen G. White’s Conflict of the Ages series.

GROUP PUBLISHING – Produces ministry resources for church ministries with plenty of resources for Youth and Children's minsitry.

Program Ideas

Program Ideas

INSIGHT YOUTH RESOURCE MAGAZINE – This publication contains programming ideas for youth leaders, youth pastors, youth Sabbath School teachers, and AY leaders.

INVOLVE YOUTH – Excellent program ideas (free), list of materials for sale, mission trips, training workshops, awesome speaker for youth events. INVOLVE YOUTH (formerly Piece of the Pie Ministries) energizes young people for service.

YOUTH SPECIALTIES – Everything you need (almost) for your youth ministry. One of the best resources available. Organizers of the National youth workers convention.

SIMPLY YOUTH MINISTRY – Probably the most complete idea and resource site on the web designed especially for youth leaders. Includes articles written by experienced youth ministry professionals.

DOWNLOAD YOUTH  MINISTRY - Download tools you need to add spark and relevant programming content to your youth ministry. The material on the site has been used and created  by youth pastors to grow and nurture youth in their own ministries.

YOUTHMINISTRIES.COM –  A great resource for youth minitry leaders filled with articles, helps, ideas and programming for youth groups.

DYM: DOWNLOADABLE YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES – Website where you can purchase all kinds of great media, graphics, games, bible studies and other stuff for youth ministry.

GROUP PUBLISHING – Produces ministry resources for church ministries.

YM 360 –  This website has a good collection of ministry resources to buy and get for free. Check out their blog, its pretty good.

Mission Opportunities

Mission Opportunities

WE CARE MISSION TRIPS – Have you wondered what it would be like to lose everything, or how it would feel to not have the daily basic items to get by? Have you wondered how it would feel to be in a classroom and be rained on because you don’t have a roof over your head? Everyday, people are losing their homes, losing access to food and water and even losing loved ones. Domestically and Internationally, poverty is all around us. CYE’s WeCare Mission Trips serves to not only help those who have been stricken with poverty, illness and loss, but they also present the opportunity for others to take an active role in bringing hope to the those individuals.

MARANATHA’S ULTIMATE WORKOUT – The Ultimate Workout is a unique mission project designed for teenagers in high school. Stripped of electronics, parents, and other familiar comforts, volunteers step into the mission field in search of a fresh perspective on the world, relationships, and God. During the project, volunteers live in spartan conditions while building a church or school, coordinating outreach for the local community, and strengthening their personal connection to Jesus Christ. The Ultimate Workout is Maranatha’s most adventurous project–and the most popular!

ADVENTIST MISSION – Excellent website with all things related to the 7th-day Adventist Church’s Missionary efforts around the world. Great video stories to share with your youth group or Sabbath School Class.

HE SAID GO– He Said Go is the official website for the Office of Volunteer Ministries of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Inspired by Jesus’ Gospel commission found in Matthew 28:19, our vision is to promote service from and within our division and throughout the world.  With more than 48,000 thousand short-term & long-term volunteer missionaries deployed each year, the Office of Volunteer Ministries continually impacts the lives of countless people through its efforts.

JUST SERVE – JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community. JustServe provides opportunities to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity—it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.

Bible Study

Bible Study

REAL TIME FAITH – Sabbath School study guides for earliteens (12-14 years) prepared by the Sabbath School Department of the General Conference of 7th-day Adventists

CORNERSTONE CONNECTIONS – Cornerstone Connections is the Sabbath School Bible study guide for high school teens.

BIBLE INFO – Adventist Bible answers site, run by the Pacific Union Conference ministerial department. Bibleinfo.com helps people find answers to life’s questions. Here you will find counsel, direction, encouragement, and help — all from God’s word.

LIVING IT HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCE – Living it is a resource center where youth leaders of all kinds can find encouragement and support for working with public high school students. This site is all about people getting connected to Jesus and Living it with Him every day, everywhere.

GenU.tv YOUNG ADULTS – GenU.tv is a place for young adults to be spiritually stretched and theologically challenged. If you just so happen to be a young adult, then everything we provide on this site is specifically intended to help you have access to as many resources as possible to wrestle with your questions about God, His church, and where you fit within His plan.

Outreach

Outreach

GLOBAL YOUTH DAY – A worldwide outreach event that takes place each year in March. Adventist Youth and their friends are encouraged to spend Global Youth Day outside of the church walls doing acts of kindness and community service as well as outreach. Under the theme “Be The Sermon” thousands of youth around the world hit the streets and connect via social media.

COMPASSION MINISTRY – Compassion is preaching with our actions, because actions speak louder than words. It is the new lifestyle of a generation of Adventist youth and young adults who have the same priorities of Jesus and want to live a life filled with His love and kindness for humanity and all creation.

ADVENTIST YES! (YOUTH EMPOWERED TO SERVE)  – Youth Empowered to Serve (YES!) is a ministry that engages and networks youth and young adults in Service Ministries (Ministries of Compassion) for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America.  YES! is fundamentally rooted in the mission statement of ACS: “Serving communities in Christ’s name”

DO FAST – TO DEFEND ORPHANS –  The 24-hours do fast is second Sabbath in November, during which the young people can participate through their schools, churches, sport/youth groups, and other social, faith, and business communities to raise awareness and funds in the fight to end child starvation and hunger-related disease and poverty. It is an opportunity to draw closer to God and one another as youth unite to accomplish His work and influence others to join. Suggested activities are included in the do fast participation “tool kits” designed for specific age groups. During the entire month of October, known as World Hunger Action Month, Restore a Child invites all education and religious institutions to host daily activities and events to build compassionate action into every person’s daily life and thinking. Six million children die every year because of hunger and starvation. Build the character traits which God promised will develop through our active involvement in helping children who, without our help, will die. Join this global fast in solidarity with starving and hungry people, especially children whom God entrusted to our care.

LIVING IT HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCE – Living it is a resource center where youth leaders of all kinds can find encouragement and support for working with public high school students. This site is all about people getting connected to Jesus andLiving it with Him every day, everywhere.

JUST SERVE – JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community. JustServe provides opportunities to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity—it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.

Videos/Media

Videos/Media

RIGHT NOW MEDIA – Largest selection of online videos ranging from topics on leadership, youth ministry, Bible studies and all things ministry.

ANGEL HOUSE MEDIA – Videoclips, DVD, media resources. AngelHouse Media, presenting the word in new ways we stimulate faith, charge it up, wake it up, even stretch it. Enjoy!

SERMONSPICE – Videoclips, DVD, media resources for illustrations. Looking for a short video to come along side your sermon? Sermonspice is here to offer you creative and inspiring choices to fit this need.

SONSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL – SONscreen was created by the North American Division (NAD) of Seventh-day Adventists to nurture Christian filmmakers in their craft, career development, and spiritual lives

SABBATH SCHOOL DISCUSSION FOR YOUTH – Live discussion of the Sabbath School Lesson Study

SKITGUYS – Great stories and illustrations with a funny twist that can be used as discussion starters or as part of an overall program on a specific theme.

LIVING IT HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCE – Living it is a resource center where youth leaders of all kinds can find encouragement and support for working with public high school students. This site is all about people getting connected to Jesus andLiving it with Him every day, everywhere.

DYM: DOWNLOADABLE YOUTH MINISTRY RESOURCES – Website where you can purchase all kinds of great media, graphics, games, Bible Studies and other stuff for youth ministry.

At-Risk-Help

At-Risk-Help

EATING DISORDERS – Answers to questions about eating disorders by Loma Linda University  Behavioral Medicine Center.

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE – Keeping America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY if you are a teenager who is thinking of running from home, if you have a friend who has run and is looking for help, or if you are a runaway ready to go home.

CENTER FOR PARENT/YOUTH UNDERSTANDING – Helping parents, youth workers, educators, pastors and others understand and reach today’s youth culture.

TEEN ISSUES – Tough stories of kids getting through difficult situations and becoming stronger and better for it.

ADOLESCENT SELF-INJURY (cutting, etc) – The Shield Program for Adolescent Self-Injury at Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center is designed to help your teen learn ways to cope with extreme emotions without resorting to self-injury and to help parents understand how overwhelming emotions lead some teens to hurt themselves.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION – The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

Games

Games

GAMES FOR YOUTH GROUPS – Over 1,000 games for youth groups. Includes icebreakers, Fun games, outdoor games and hundreds of other categories.

EG WHITE VIDEO GAME – A fun and learning game for kids and youth. Can be played online as well as on a smartphone by downloading the app.

YOUTH MINISTRY GAMES FOR TEENS  – Hundreds of games for teens that can be used for youth ministry events and activities.

Music

Music

ADVENTIST MUSIC GATEWAY – Adventist Music Gateway is a cross-continental database and profile source of Adventist recording artists and related resources, gateway to sites of musical interest to Adventists, and music ministries support.

INTERLINC (Youth Leaders Only) – Started in 1983 in the Word Records system, interlínc assists youth leaders in getting quality Christian music to their students. Our mission is to link the resources of the Christian music industry with the needs of your ministry.

News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Youth Today – Youth Today is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

ANN Adventist News Network – Official news network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Stories, videos and commentaries from around the world

NPR Youth Radio – Teen driven news from the Youth Desk of NPR. News Written and reported by teens.

IDEAS Y RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

IDEAS Y RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOL

SABADO JOVEN – Has llegado al sitio oficial de Sábado Joven, donde los líderes, jóvenes y pastores están encontrando respuestas e inspiración para sus ministerios juveniles. ¿Te has preguntado como puedes retener a los jóvenes o como puedes revitalizar tu iglesia? ¡Sábado Joven tiene la solución!

PCJOVENES – Excelente pagina para lideres juveniles y jóvenes que incluye un podcast de la matutina, la lección de escuela sabática y otros materiales TODO en español.

ESCUELA SABATICA UNIVERSITARIA – Website dedicada completamente a la Lección de Escuela Sabatica Universitaria. Incluye material de apoyo y material de estudio diario.