The Middle Years Ministry

THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Next Generation Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors. Our goal is to MEET YOU in the MIDDLE in the Middle Years
, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Friday, March 22, 2019

It Is Here and This is Moving....MYM Resources is ALIVE!

Hello Middle Years Ministry Friends, Followers, and Fanatics... 

Crazy things are going on personally, but more about that soon.  

As some of you know a bigger, better, and faster FULL site has been in the works.   A site that will include all the content, freebies, hints, and Ran-Dumb fun you love...but now with actually resources to purchase! 

All that to say, if your looking for fresh content here, there will not be any new post here.  The new place is open but still under a bit of construction (as I mentioned personal life is crazy), so don't judge it yet.  You are however welcome to head on over and check it out.  An official grand opening will be coming soon with prizes, discounts, and fun!  Be on the look out! 


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hints/Helps: “Generation Z Resource Collection”

They are here and now they are heading to college!  You might have already missed the first round of them in your youth ministry!  They are GENERATION Z.  Born around 2000, the are now 18-19 years old will continue to be born and head into your Ministry and Church! Do you understand them?  Are you ready to minister to them?   

Here is a collection of resources to help you out" 


VFY: National Youth Workers Conference
"Reaching Generation Z" 
Teen Leadership Conference 
Clark Summit University- Clark Summit, Pa. 
July 15-19th 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Interview/Podcast: "Elementary to Middle School Transition" (Herding Cats Podcast)

Episode Summary
Talking about how to effectively partner with middle school leaders to transition children from pre-teen and elementary environments to middle school. Also, he details event ideas, and ways for folks to integrate ministries much earlier than promotion Sunday!


Find Out More About The Herding Cats Podcast!
- Facebook
- Website 

Monday, March 18, 2019

News U Can Use: “YouTube Kids App and Parent Controls”

"Nearly four years after rolling out YouTube Kids — an app aimed at youngsters that’s supposed to block weird, sexual, violent and otherwise age-inappropriate content on the Google-owned video service — YouTube is finally giving parents and guardians full control over exactly what their children can view.

However, the parent-approved content feature is available only for the Android version of the YouTube Kids app right now; YouTube says it is “coming soon” to the iOS version. YouTube earlier this year announced plans to roll out the white-listing tool, which has been perhaps the most-requested feature among parents.

Since launching in February 2015, the YouTube Kids app has generated more than 70 billion views and now averages over 14 million weekly active viewers. The app is currently available in 40 countries and in 10 languages.

The popular YouTube Kids app, however, has occasionally fallen down on the job: In the past, some disturbing and definitely not kid-friendly videos have been discovered in the app, including content using children’s characters in violent or sexual situations. YouTube uses various algorithms in part to filter the videos that are populated in the kid-targeted app...”