I received an email this morning from “life in student ministry” about the free D6 vids this weekend only, and I began to watch them. It was encouraging, and I felt that I needed to share some of this resource with you today.
For this weekend only, the D6 Conference leaders are giving away 4 video sessions and 6 mp3 sessions from last year’s D6 Conference. I have never been to the D6 conference, but after watching a couple of these videos today, I really want to go. I encourage you to check these vids and MP3′s out.
The line-up of free sessions you can watch this weekend include:
- David Platt – The American Dream and the Gospel
- Brian Haynes – What is Family Ministry?
- Richard Ross – Reaching the Heart of the Next Generation
- Garnett Reid – Leaving a Legacy that Matters
- Ed Stetzer – Attitudes and Practices That Lead to Robust Spiritual Formation
- Michelle Anthony – The Transforming Power of Christ for a New Generation
- Rob Reinow – Transforming Youth and Children’s Ministry
- Sean McDowell – Equipping Young People With a Biblical Worldview
- Voddie Baucham – Equipping Parents to Do Their Work
- Beth Guckenberger – Equipping Women to Be Agents of Reconciliation
You can find it all on the D6 Days site from now until this Sunday.
Check out what D6 is doing this weekend over at D6 Days. Hope these free vids encourage you.
The folks over at youthministry360 have just launched another round of free resources, just in time for Easter. They’re giving away three different Easter Bible study lessons, PLUS a set of 10-day Easter devotions for your students. It’s solid stuff that will help your teenagers prepare their hearts and minds for Easter. Easter is such a powerful time for Christ-followers. These tools will help you lead students to both reflect on and celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection.
And if for any reason you need help or have questions, their team is great about helping out.
Have you heard of “Stumin Sidekick?” Well, you have now! Stumin Sidekick is a new resource website for youth workers. They are providing student ministry curriculum, sermons, games, resources, forms, leadership training, and much more.
This week is the “Launch Week” of stumin sidekick, and they are giving away over $1200 in giveaways. You need to get in on this thing, and check it out!
I have taken a bit of a break with blogging. I have not blogged all week which is unusual for me. I have totally forgotten to share with you the free webinar that my friend, Jeremy, is sponsoring. Jeremy works over at parentministry.net which is becoming a hub for parents of teenagers to go and get training on dealing with their teenagers. Jeremy has Mark Oestreicher speaking today about the teenage brain. This should provide helpful insight on how teens think to help us address and disciple them. It is today so register now.
One of the best books that I have read recently is “Stop asking Jesus into your heart” by Pastor J.D. Greear. This book tackles the difficult doctrine of “assurance of Salvation.” Many Christians struggle with this concept, because we put so much pressure on us and our feelings when the pressure of our Salvation rests on Jesus, and what He has done and been for us. This book challenges each believer to look beyond your feelings, and rest on the promises of God for your Salvation! I believe in the concepts of this book, and believe in its theology! That is why I am giving away this book absolutely free to someone. The giveaway ends by 10:00 am on Thursday morning so let the contest begin.
Here is an excerpt of the book:
“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ‘amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer,’ I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender,” says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. “Lack of assurance” is epidemic among evangelical Christians.
In Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart, J. D. shows that faulty ways of present- ing the gospel are a leading source of the confusion. Our presentations may not be heretical, but they are sometimes misleading. The idea of “asking Jesus into your heart” or “giving your life to Jesus” often gives false assurance to those who are not saved—and keeps those who genuinely are saved from fully embracing that reality.
Read my full review of J.D’s book here!
Here is how to enter the giveaway
(The one who does the most has the best shot at winning):
- Leave a comment in the comment section below on why you would like to have this book!
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The winner will be announced by 10:00 am on Thursday morning, February 7th!!! Let the contest begin.
One of the most difficult things for us to come up with each week is a game for our youth group. Minute to win it has provided some fantastic games for you to use. They make it easy, fun, and creative. I want to share with you a few minute to win it games that I think will be a help to you. Each of these games have a video introduction as well as a countdown for the actual game.
One thing that I am constantly looking for is new looping backgrounds for worship in our student ministry! I feel that they look so good, and can take your media department to a whole new level. I came across a website entitled church media design recently under the recommendation of Tim Schmoyer, and was impressed at the free looping backgrounds that they offer. I figured that I would share this with you, and let you enjoy what church media design is giving away as a free resource!
Just heard about this webinar that you need to be involved in!
Student Leadership University will be hosting a 4 week webinar entitled, “Think Bigger.” This series is designed to equip youth leaders to challenge youth to go beyond the status quo and live in their full and God-inspired potential. During the sessions our network of youth experts and world-class speakers will offer insight into the strengths, weaknesses and needs of today’s youth, give practical advice on how to challenge your students to think bigger and provide resources to help you lead in a new way.
The series launches Monday with Jay Strack’s webinar on “Managing Present Demands While Leading for the Future.” They will continue the conversation inspired by each weekly webinar on the official SLU Facebook page, where viewers can ask questions and interact with their speakers and other leaders, as well as share their best ideas and experiences in developing young leaders for the future. Each session will be available for one week only so be sure to check back and experience the entire 4-week Think Bigger series!
Find out how to get in on this webinar here!
Here’s the full schedule:
October 22-28: Jay Strack (@slulead)- “Managing Present Demands While Leading for the Future”
October 29-November 4: Matt Lawson (@mattlawson77) – “The Funnel Principle for Campus Ministry”
November 5-11: Brian Mills (@brianmills247) – “Checkpoints: A Tactical Guide to Manhood”
November 12-18: Brent Crowe (@brentAcrowe) – “Dreaming with the Lights
They will be using the hashtag #thinkbigger to help track the online conversation and buzz about this exciting series.
Find more info here!
We occasionally do theme nights in our student ministry where we have students dress up and we decorate the gym. Well, we did the Price is Right, and we played the popular game show with our students. We had a host and played a 45 minute game show with our students, and they absolutely loved it! I wanted to put together all of our resources and give them away for other youth pastors to use and make their own. This freebie contains flyers that you can customize, games, scripts for the host, games, items for the screen to bid on, and intro videos for the game show! I hope that this is a help to you, and if you have any further questions about how we did certain things, comment below, or send a direct email to email@example.com! I will be a resource in any way that I can. We did build our own plinko board, spin wheel, and boxes to bid behind for the night!
Our annual “Family Fun Festival” is only 2 days away! You might be thinking, what is the family fun festival anyway? I am glad that you asked. It is a community wide festival held on our church campus. We invite the community to join us at our church for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and food! Some of the activities include:
- 12 Inflatables
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Cotton Candy
- Petting Zoo
- Princess tent
- Snow Cones
- Live Music
- Hot Dog Dinner
- MUCH MORE
The best part about the afternoon is that it is completely FREE for the entire family. Everything that I mentioned above is completely free. It is a great family event, and it gets the church being the church in the community. The date for the festival is Saturday, September 8th from 3-7 pm. The address for our church is 2295 Union Grove Rd. Lexington, NC 27295. We look forward to seeing you there! R.S.V.P. through facebook here.