If you read this blog or know me, it’s no surprise that I’m a big Barefoot Ministries fan. There are tons of groups out there cranking out good resources for youth ministry, but Barefoot is one of my favorites. I’ve written in the past about MissioLife and The Jesus Creed (student version), but there’s a new resource that is worth checking out as well.
Barefoot Online has just been launched and it is a one stop place for almost every need in youth ministry. You can keep track of activities, birthdays, events, and even finances. There’s also lessons for preteens, middle school and high school students that are well written, theologically sound and easy to incorporate into most settings.
What I liked the most was the short video preview for most of the curriculum. Maybe I’ve been hanging around teenagers too much, but my attention span for finding lessons is dismal. I haven’t looked through all of the resources, but the disciple.me line seems really solid (you know I like discipleship, right?).
Probably the most unique offer of barefoot online is the youth worker training section. Again, lots of people are doing this, but Barefoot Online just makes it easier. There are videos and audio clips (I did a couple) that are short and to the point. Again, my attention span tells on me.
If you’re new to youth ministry or even have a some time under your belt, check out Barefoot Online. There’s a free 15 day trial. Who doesn’t like something free!