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December 21, 2009

Bring Your Cell Phone to School

Filed under: Media,Youth Ministry — Neil @ 7:00 am

A youth ministry topic that’s being debated right now is: what to do w/ cell phones.  Some ministries are banning them totally.  Kids have to turn them in at the door or before loading the bus to go to camp or a retreat.

Others don’t take them up prior to small groups or worship, but will take them up if a teen uses during the meeting.

My personal philosophy: use them to your advantage.

Our student ministry has been using YouVersion Live since it was released.  We’ll ask for teens to post status updates while they are at church.  We’ve used them as an outreach tool (ask teens to send a text to a friend during the worship service).  We’ve also used them as a way for teens to pray for one another.  They are really useful in having teens send prayer requests or questions to us during a student worship service.

I’ve even had Sunday School teachers who didn’t have any luck w/ teens verbalizing their response to questions that began texting the group questions.  The result? Almost every teen responded to the questions.

Each philosophy has its positives & negatives.  Why not leverage them to help us accomplish our goal.

If you don’t see the video below click here for an interesting news story on the same topic.

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