Chowtime – 9/7

Now, everyone is back to school.  So as you have been busy getting things all lined up for the great fall you have planned, here are a few things you may have missed…

Stat to Chew on… 51% of teens are afraid of talking to their parents about personal problems. (thanks

Quote to Digest…”When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Student Ministry Blogs to bite into

  • Ben Read encourages us to stop making youth ministry so complicated 
  • Michael Bayne asks if we are drifting away from the mission
  • Ben Kerns shares 10 steps to make your Senior Pastor love student ministry
  • Leneita Fix shares her thoughts on being a woman in ministry

Are there other stats, quotes or blogs that you chewed on this week?  If so, share them so we can learn and benefit from each other.



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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