Evernote is an extremely powerful tool. My last post gave some pointers on how to get started. Today we’ll look at what I believe to be the most useful way to use Evernote in youth ministry: collecting sermon ideas/resources.
A major component of a youth pastor’s portfolio is teaching and preaching. Ideas for devotionals and teaching moments seems to spring up from everywhere. The problem lies in capturing those moments, ideas & resources and having an efficient way of storing and filing them. Evernote’s got you covered.
I’ve created a notebook called “sermon ideas/resources“. This is where I pool all the ideas, a-ha moments, youtube clips, articles, quotes, links, jokes and illustrations I think I could use for teaching. A powerful way of doing this is using Evernote’s built in web clipper for your browser (Evernote is supported in Chrome, Firefox, Safari & even Internet Explorer!) Click here to download Evernote’s web clipper.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is to capture, file and store something from web.
Over time you can create a rich resource pool for teaching moments.
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So, are you using Evernote yet?