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Free Christmas Movie Resource

Chris —  November 16, 2015 — 1 Comment

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I love being able to share great resources with fellow youth workers, it’s even better when they are FREE. It’s great of the fine folks over at the Youth Cartel to release a free collection of Christmas Movie lessons written by Joel Mayward. This could make a great short series in December leading up to Christmas.

The movies included are:

  • Elf
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Joyeux Noël

Go grab the download and check out some of their other great resources.

Take Me to the Download

 

If the awesome new trailer that came out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t long enough for you, someone incredible person edited all the trailers into one masterpiece of viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Free Game – Choose A Move

Chris —  September 23, 2015 — Leave a comment

choose a move free youth ministry game

I don’t know about you, but finding new games that students will enjoy is always a challenge. That’s why I was happy to see that the team over at Download Youth Ministry are giving away this game right now.

From their description:

Get it while it is hot – the Whip or the Nae Nae craze will be gone before you know it, so have some fun dancing and playing this silly fun game. Students simply choose a move, and then get eliminated one by one. Maybe throw in a dance off at the end!

I don’t know how long the giveaway is going on, so click on over there now. Enjoy!

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Friday Fun: Return of Strong Bad

Chris —  October 3, 2014 — 4 Comments

Just because we haven’t seen enough of Strong Bad and the gang from HomeStarRunner.com in the last 10 years. Enjoy a new music video with Strong Bad, Coach Z and a little help from a fisheye lens.

I hope we see more in the near future.  Who wouldn’t want to watch a new email video every Monday.

Summer Movie Guide 2014

Chris —  June 11, 2014 — 1 Comment

Movie, Theater

I love summer movies, and they can be a great opportunity to hang out with students from your youth ministry. The team over at The Source for Youth Ministry has put together a great summer movie guide.  Some of the have already come out, but there are plenty of blockbusters still to come.  Check it out and know what movies may make great youth group activities.

You might also want to check out their FREE reviews and discussion starters.  They already have a few of the summer movies posted for you to use.

If you are looking for more info about what movies contain and what age groups they would be appropriate for, check out Common Sense Media.  It’s a great resource for reviews movies, tv shows, books, apps, and more.

 

Image Credit: Halmeoni 

Wow, this took me back to elementary school.  They should introduce these kids to Oregon Trail.

Star Wars Day

“May the 4th” otherwise known as Star Wars day is coming up soon.  This year it happens to fall on Sunday, so if you want to have some fun with it in your program.  The team over at DYM have you covered.  They have a great FREE Powerpoint game for you to download and use.  Enjoy, and May the Force be with You.

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This guy is great.  You should try to get your church organist to play this in this weekend’s service.

HT: Sploid

Twitter released a new tool to easily find out what your first tweet was.

Here’s mine:

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(Evidently I wasn’t big into capitalization.)

Check out the your first tweet!

Youth Game Idea:

If you have a lot of students who use twitter, you might be able to make a youth group game out of it.  You could look up student’s or staff’s first tweet before youth group so you know what it is.  Then bring them up on stage and see how good they are at remembering what their first tweet was.  You could even make it multiple choice.  “Was your first tweet about a) Food, b) Your Parents, or C) Homework.” You might also let the group try to decide what the first tweet was about.  Then put in the user name with the tool up on the screen so everyone can see.  Even better might be to make up some fake ones.  You won’t be able to use the tool live then of course, but it could be lots of fun.

What was your first tweet?  Don’t forget to follow me at @CRD55 or this blog @YMGeek.

Here’s a little happiness for your Friday.  What do you get when you mix the Pharrell Williams song “Happy” with characters from Star Wars?  I’m glad you asked.

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I love that it was actually shot on location where they filmed the Tatoonine scenes.

(HT to Mashable)