We recently asked: How do you go about developing curriculum/activities for your youth ministry?
- I use materials from Group/YS/Simply Youth Ministry. 13%
- I use materials from Group/YS/SYM but I have to adapt them theologically to fit my group. 15%
- I get ideas from youth ministry blogs/websites. 28%
- I write my own curriculum materials. 34%
I was not surprised that many of us get ideas from the web and write our own curriculum, but I now would be interested in knowing why you do this? For Jacob and I, it is often because we find much of the published curriculum out there does not fit our churches or youth theologically. After awhile, it gets tedious having to adapt everything and just easier to write our own materials. The challenge with this, of course, is that there is good curriculum writing and poor curriculum writing (more on this soon).
On another note, I wonder what all of us are doing with this curriculum we are writing. Are we sharing it with others? Are we willing to make it available online like the folks do at DiscipleDocs?