Youth ministry is hard. Whether you’ve been in the game for years, like Ministry Architects, or you’re just getting started, you’ve felt this. And finding good youth ministry resources – for free – can feel like just one more challenge to add to the list. But you’re not alone! Ministry Architects is here to help you find the BEST free youth ministry resources on the internet.
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At Ministry Architects, we have a ton of great resources for your church and youth ministry. But we know that we’re not the only ones with great tools for youth pastors. So, here is a round up of some of our favorite free youth ministry resources:
Looking for free youth curriculum resources:
Maybe you have a complete curriculum plan for the next 3 years or maybe you like to piece together your messages for youth month-to-month. Either way, Covid-19 has taught all of us that sometimes you just need a little extra. A lot of curriculum companies offer one trial message series for free, which can be AWESOME. However, some websites offer free curriculum materials year-round. Check them out below!
- Ministry to Youth– https://ministrytoyouth.com/youth-group-lessons/
- LIFE.CHURCH Open Network– https://open.life.church/categories/267-6-12th-grade
- The Meeting House– http://kidsandyouth.themeetinghouse.com/
- NEWSPRING NETWORK– https://newspringnetwork.com/resources/students
Looking for free devotionals resources:
Are your students looking to go deeper with their faith? If a devotional for every student isn’t in your budget right now, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Check out these free downloads!
- fervr– https://fervr.net/teen-life/
- For Ministry Resources– https://forministryresources.com/category/devotioinal/
- YM360– https://youthministry360.com/collections/free-stuff/products/3-free-student-devos-plugging-connecting-what-gods-doing
Looking for free apps:
Social media has kept most of us pretty busy in the last year (or years). But that’s not the only thing your phone is good for. In fact, the apps below are two of my very favorites on this list, and here’s the best part… THEY’RE FREE!
- Grow Games & Ice Breakers– https://games.stuffyoucanuse.org/
- This is the only thing I will editorialize on. THIS APP IS AWESOME! Seriously, it’s a life saver with games and ice breakers you can use at a moment’s notice. If you need something during check-in, standing in line, on the stage, outside, on a screen– WHEREVER — this app has got you covered! I love it. I’ve used it. And you NEED it in your life!
- YouVersion Bible App– https://www.bible.com/
Looking for free volunteer recruiting resources:
Fall is on its way and you know what that means… It’s time to start recruiting. But it’s daunting. Is there anything out there that can make it easier to find the right volunteers? Why yes, I’m glad you asked! Check out these great volunteer recruitment and onboarding resources!
- Ministry Architects– Volunteer Recruitment Process and Script
- Ministry Architects– Volunteer Megaboard
- Nick Blevins– https://nickblevins.com/resources/
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Looking for free summer resources:
So many people think youth pastors take off for summer… LOL! We at Ministry Architects know that couldn’t be further from the truth. You have a LONG to-do list. So, here are some great summer resources. Download them today and use them tonight!
- YM360– https://youthministry360.com/collections/free-stuff/products/25-rec-ideas-for-youth-ministry-summer-camp
- For Ministry Resources– https://forministryresources.com/summer-youth-ministry/
- dare2share– https://connect.dare2share.org/5-outreach-ideas-for-summer-for-youth-ministry?_ga=2.232451551.13074778.1624565281-172423612.1624469725
- Ministry Architects– Summer Trip Coordinator Job Description
Other Youth Ministry Resources FREE:
That was A LOT of free youth ministry resources… BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! If you just LOVE lists of free stuff, we’ve got you. Check out more great resources at the links below!
- Ministry Architects– https://ministryarchitects.com/free-tools-and-resources-category/
- YM360– https://youthministry360.com/collections/free-stuff
- dare2share– https://www.dare2share.org/resources/
- Tansquared Youth Ministry– https://www.tansquaredyouthministry.com/ultimate-youth-min-resource-kit/
- Nick Blevins– https://nickblevins.com/free-church-resources/
Friends, the internet is BIG. On the other hand, these free youth ministry resources were worth the search. We hope this list helps you ROCK OUT this summer and beyond, and that you are able to reach MORE STUDENTS because of these awesome free tools and resources. However, you might find this list overwhelming. If you feel like you’re doing less swimming this summer and more drowning, we’d love to bless you with a free 30-minute coaching session. We’ll help you take a deep breath and get your bearings. Seriously, you don’t have to do this alone!
Brandi Kirkland loves what she does every single day. She has led children’s ministry in both single-site and multi-site churches. As a result, she believes that each church has its own, unique offering that it brings to the cause of Christ. Click here to connect directly with Brandi.