Chowtime – 5/18

Playing catch up from the week?  Chew on these tid-bits of information…

Stat to Chew on…10% of teens state their parents have no clue about what type of music they listen to while 83% claim that their parents like all or some of their music. (source:

Quote to Digest…“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

Student Ministry Blogs to bite into

  • Kurt Johnston talks about how Ownership in his middle school program is a difference maker
  • Want to build parent partnerships?  Ryan Reed outlines 5 Questions you need to ask in order to build those
  • Rachel Blom discusses how much older a youth leader should be than students
  • Michael Bayne shares about discovering that “win” for your volunteers
  • Jeremy Zach outlines 10 musts for leading a Youth Program
  • In this time of transitions, Joshua Griffin talks about Youth Ministry Transitions

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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