The Youth Pastors Gift Guide 2012: Office/Organizational
Do you have a sweet office?
This past year I was able to hang out with one of the pastors from Mars Hill Seattle, and one thing that struck me right away. That was this guys office. It was unbelievable. He had a stand up desk, a cluster of comfy chairs, and whiteboards. One thing that stood out to me was that if you office looks great, you will spend time in it, and people will want to meet up in your space.
My goal this year is to get rid of the youth room, and make my office into a new youth room where I could have meetings, hangout and counsel students and adults. Here are some things I want for my office!
1. Wall Decals from Blik
I have a blue city scape on my wall and people are always commenting on it. It looks amazing, and I want another one. The cost is $50 for huge decal that is easy to put on and will look great.
2. Calendar from Neu Year.
I used this calendar last year and I love it. I don’t think I will start a new youth ministry year without one of these calendars. The best thing is that I will have a master and my interns will be able look at a year out and know we have a plan. I am way too excited about a calendar.
3. Mason Jar Lights.
I just put these lights in my office and they look awesome. Creating a space that looks great worth the money especially it if costs a mason jar, and a electrical cord!
4. A nice T.V.
One I found on amazon was a Samsung UN46EH6000 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black). It might be too big, but this is a crazy deal. The cool thing about having a monitor in your office is that you can convert it into a conference display. When you are doing your discipleship meetings out of your office on this, it will be worth investing into a screen. Make sure to mount it on the wall!
5. xbox 360
I think this would be a great addition to an office that wants people in it…nuff said!
6. apple tv
This would help make my office into the ultimate meeting place. I could have my laptop on the desk and mirrored on to the tv through the apple tv. You could stream music on it, or just pictures. This is one gadget that I would love to have. Turn your office into a wireless conference center.
If you are a nerd like me, the one thing I had is when people “borrow” your library books and never bring them back. My wife bought this for me a few years ago, and it has been a great addition to my personal office library. If a book goes out, I quickly register it and sign it out for my friend. The book always comes back, or else they get a call in a month!
What else do you love in your office? what would you add to this list?