Ruth Viens of St.
George Catholic Church
Do any of
you have Youth Ministry/Youth Group type websites or know of any
good ones you could point me to for some ideas? I've had a page
for the Youth Group on our parish website since '98.
by Sharon Hemmerly of smhDESIGN
and maintain 3 church sites, all with youth ministries. What I
have found is that it is hard to get the kids to participate online.
They like games and music but rarely offer suggestions for what
they would like to see. You have to try to strike a cord with
them. Get them involved with the site is your best approach.
by Brandon Jubar of ParishWebmaster
Get a core group of teens who will commit to being involved with
Get the youth minister involved in planning a strategy. What does
she hope to accomplish with the site? If all you are doing is
trying to reach teens that are already active, she won't see much
benefit from the extra work, and she'll lose interest before too
Put something new on the site every week and tell the teens about
it through an eZine.
by Carol Freed of Youth
Ministry of Westside Church
I am a "graduated"
parent of our 3 sons and helped their youth ministry when they
were in high school. We feature a 360 degree picture of the inside
of our youth center and skate park, pages of pictures of youth
in our photo album, an online Bible, a new believer page, and
the standard map to find us, contact us page and who we are page
for our mission statement.
challenge is getting cooperation from youth staff for new ideas
and updated pictures - you have to be a determined webmaster to
find news. I want to add taking polls and bought a program but
it is not working. I learned Front Page and used a template and
the site improves as I learn more. I am very thankful for this
GNWDA community site to network with others in this unique ministry!