Tuesday Tools: “Always” from Kristian Stanfill

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUOupak3yU] We know a lot of you are always looking for more worship tools. Today’s your day! YLO83 featured the new album “Mountains Move” from songwriter and worship leader Kristian Stanfill.  Read more about...

“Wednesday” video from Unleashed Youth

Now that we all have “Friday” stuck in our heads, here’s a great idea to make it a little less annoying! Props to Pastor Joe Small and the students at The Church on the...

Summer Camp or Mission Trip Theme Songs

The YLO83 Music Resource Book highlights the theme of Summer Camp, so I’ve had camp on the brain. And as I worked to the new Hawk Nelson album this morning, the song “We Can...

Of Cellphones, Sexting and Forever

I read an article this weekend that made my heart hurt. Unfortunately the basic storyline is one that is becoming all too familiar. The article, in the New York Times, recounts the story of...

Tuesday Tools: “In Defense of Summer Camp”

You may or may not know, but every edition of Youth Leaders Only has a theme – a focus on a youth ministry-centric (is that a word?) topic. The first section of every Music...

YLO in the real world

Mark Pittman talked to Chris at the SYMC conference last week about how he uses Youth Leaders Only. The idea of rotating the curriculum between Sunday School teachers is a good one! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCyw9bJ52k] So...

Tuesday Tools: Gungor

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqy1a_Gz0zQ] Our crew (and all of the rest of you) that were at SYMC 2011 in Chicago last week were bowled over by Gungor. We’ve been excited about the band, and their new CD...

Paying Attention

This week, as I looked over the iTunes Top 10 and saw only one “explicit” label (for Dr. Dre’s “I Need A Doctor”), I decided to do a little digging.So here’s what 5 minutes...

Tuesday Tools:”Build Us Back”chord chart

The new album from Know Hope Collective is featured in the new Youth Leaders Only, and Mark and Will are on the cover of the Resource Book. We were honored to provide another avenue...

Music Sticks

Brothers Chip and Dan Heath wrote a popular book a few years ago called “Made to Stick.” It’s categorized as a business book, but it offers great advice and insight to all of us...