Culture
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I Spell Fun With Four R’s

Fun has taken a beating lately.  When it comes to youth ministry, I’ve heard all of the following comments: “Fun makes for shallow youth ministry”.  Possible translation: “I love deep stuff and wish more teenagers would, too.” “Teenagers don’t like fun and games any more.” ..
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Speaking
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FREEBIE: “New Storylines for Youth Ministry” by Jason Ostrander

Reflecting back on our time at Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2014 in Columbus has become one of my favorite daily pastimes. For instance, I find myself often wondering things like, ‘What ever happened to Jake in the elevator?’ or ‘How are those two people who..
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Freebies | Programming
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FREEBIE: God or Girlfriend Powerpoint Game

This is a great icebreaker to get students talking to each other, and to get them thinking critically about what they listen to, even ” Christian” music. It pulls lyrics of popular Secular and CCM titles, to ask the question “Is the singing to God,…..
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Small Groups
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Discussion Guide: NFL May Penalize Use of N-Word

In The News Washington—Sports radio is buzzing about the NFL’s proposed no-slur rule, which may soon be implemented. Players would be penalized 15 yards for using discriminatory words—especially the N-word. Groups such as the Fritz Pollard Alliance have been lobbying the league to ban the..
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FREEBIE: Hilarious Rock Opera Skit!

It’s called a “rock opera.” Essentially you act out what a recorded narrator is saying and then when you have a line to “speak” you are lip-syncing to a song lyric. The lyric is typically pretty short. Every story is as different as you want..
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