I know that I am Broken. I know that I need Jesus.
Youth Story started out in October 2010 as the personal online journal of Jon Allen called Just Jon's Journey. I wrote mainly of my experiences going from a high school student, with a calling into youth ministry, to being a Pastor. Mainly I still use this website as a journal to sort of keep a record of the experiences that a young youth pastor will go through. My hope is that other young pastors or even students with a calling into the ministry will find some direction or wisdom from reading my story. Other times however I try to give an extra voice to some of the youth pastors I find online that have something to say that I feel could use a bigger audience. This isn't really a website that wants to sell you anything (except carpetball tables). This site also isn't designed to give you a lesson to teach each week or anything like that. My goal for this website now is to put my thoughts out about youth culture as it is ever changing. I also want to stay focused on how God is using youth to accomplish work for his kingdom!
Today Mac, Christian and I decided to begin trading our NYC 2011 Swag! At the end of the night we decided to post here a picture of the items that we acquired! We have many multiples but it is important to note that we each only started out with our Tennessee Swag bags which include: a bag, a fan that lights up, a flash light, a Tennessee shirt, a regional shirt, a horn (The annoying ones), A Trevecca Lanyard, a towel, sunglasses and a headband. From there we acquired an amazing amount of items for which we have developed a point system and we want to share it with you. Here is the Official NYC TRADING POST! The Yum Cup: 20 Points Available in the Yum Center for $5.50 d Hawaiian Beaded Necklace: 100 Points (Took forever to get one) Trevecca Lanyard: 25 Points SNU VIP Lanyard: 50 Points West Virginia South Lanyard: 40 Points Tennessee Horn: 100 Points SWO Light-up Key-chain: 55 Points TNU Staff Beach Party T-Shirt Butler High School All Purpose Tool: 100 Points School giveaway from c
Carpetball is the most fun game in youth ministry right now! You must get one for your youth room if you can! Step 1: Buy Supplies You Will Need To Buy: Playing Surface 2 : 8x4 Plywood Boards The Thicker The Better, Pine Is Great . Side Rails 2 : 12x1 Foot 1 1/2 Inch Wood Boards Legs 4: 3 Feet Long 4x4 Posts For a shorter Table Get Shorter Legs Backstop 1: 8 foot long 12 inch x 1 1/2 inch board to be cut in half then sized to fit Support Beams 2 : 10 Feet Long 4x4's Carpet Top 1 : 12 Feet Long and 3 Feet Wide Outdoor Carpet Large Screws 72: 2 1/2 Inch Wood Screws Small Screws 48: 2 Inch Wood Screws Staples 200: T50 Staples Surface Riser 2: 10 Foot 2x4 Boards Pool Balls 1: 16 Balls Assembly 4: 8 inch Bolts Assembly 4: Washers to fit the bolts Assembly 4: Wing Tipped Nuts That Match The B