Early Bird Deadline for The Summit

Just a quick reminder to my friends in youth ministry… today is the deadline to register for The Summit for as little as $129. [button link=”http://theyouthcartel.com/event/the-summit-2014/” color=”silver”]REGISTER HERE[/button] [hr] In related Cartel news… We’re sending 3 brand new books to the printer tomorrow. (Good Lord, willing) We’ve got a pre-release deal going on all of…… Continue reading Early Bird Deadline for The Summit

The Year of the Book

2012 will be remembered around the McLane house as, the year of the book.  First, I partnered with Jon to write Good News in the Neighborhood which came out in May. Then I partnered with Marko to write A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Social Media which arrived yesterday. If those two projects were bookend, starting a publishing line…… Continue reading The Year of the Book

FREE RESOURCE: YouTube You Can Use

Each week I produce a free resource called, YouTube You Can Use. The concept is simple. I take a viral video from YouTube and write a small discussion starter and/or devotional based on the content. Currently, more than 1100 people around the world receive it each Monday. They use in their youth groups, in small…… Continue reading FREE RESOURCE: YouTube You Can Use

10 Things I’m Excited About for The Summit

The Summit: A chat with some of the presenters from The Youth Cartel on Vimeo. With just over 100 days until The Summit, I thought I’d share 10 things I’m excited about. The theme. After the insanity of the past 3-4 years, the idea of linking arms– taking a big, deep breath, and looking at…… Continue reading 10 Things I’m Excited About for The Summit

I see your faith in action

A year ago I stood on the edge of a giant cliff. And jumped. No regrets. No turning back. Hit the play button on Tom Petty’s Free Falling. My jump involved leaving a life of the bi-weekly paychecks behind and launching McLane Creative & The Youth Cartel. It wasn’t a faith step in that resolution…… Continue reading I see your faith in action

Good News curriculum video shoot

Yesterday, Jon and I spent the vast majority of our day shooting the 6 fictional stories that go along with each lesson in our forthcoming Good News in the Neighborhood curriculum. Seeing some of the big picture pieces come together in this project has been amazing. Doing the video segments actually brought new life into…… Continue reading Good News curriculum video shoot

It’s Here! Good News in the Neighborhood Curriculum

Big news! Jon Huckins and I have been working on this curriculum for youth groups and young adults for several months. I’m excited to tell you that it’ll be out on April 2nd, 2012. Woohoo! If you buy it before it comes out… you’ll get it on April 2nd AND you’ll save $15. Here’s the…… Continue reading It’s Here! Good News in the Neighborhood Curriculum

Ignore Your Limitations (YouTube You Can Use Sample)

For the past six months I’ve written a free, weekly resource for adults who minister to teenagers called, YouTube You Can Use. It’s exactly what it is called. All I do is take a popular, short YouTube video and write some prompts designed to make it easy for you to have a Bible-based discussion with…… Continue reading Ignore Your Limitations (YouTube You Can Use Sample)