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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)

Great Game Ideas

Chris —  March 4, 2014 — 3 Comments

Who couldn’t use more game ideas for Wednesday Night?  Last week the YS Idea Lab featured the king of youth group games, Les Christie giving some fun ideas.

What’s your favorite youth ministry game?

Need more games ideas, check these out:

Ball and Game Bundle - Physical
Games - Video Edition - Physical
Absurd Holiday Games Vol 1 - Digital

Son of God Movie Resources

Chris —  February 24, 2014 — 3 Comments

The Son of God movie from Mark Burnett opens this week, and I saw this awesome version of the trailer done in LEGOs.  It might be a fun way to introduce your students if you plan on taking a group.  You can also download a ton of FREE resources from the film’s site.

Do you plan on taking a group of students?

Flappy Crowd Youth Ministry Game

Chris —  February 21, 2014 — 3 Comments

If you are looking for a super fun new game for your youth ministry, you need to check out Flappy Crowd.  You may not be able to get Flappy Bird in the App store any more, but you can still get your students playing a fun version on the screen in your youth room.  Get the crowd flapping to keep the bird in the air and collect coins and power ups.

This is how it works:

Check it out over at DYM.

Bob Goff: Ideas On Turning Into Love

Chris —  February 19, 2014 — 2 Comments

I love the YS Idea Lab and when they have an episode with Bob Goff, it can’t get much better.

Watch more of the YS Idea Labs HERE.

The fine folks over at Download Youth Ministry have a great new video series called 5-Minute Youth Ministry.  Like the name implies these are short videos with great youth ministry training.  The first one with with Doug and Cathy Fields talking about how the spouse feels after a late night of ministry.

Catch the rest of the series HERE.

How to Cut the Cord

Chris —  February 10, 2014 — 1 Comment

I know a lot of you have already cut the cord and I’m constantly hearing from people that they are thinking about getting rid of cable and just going with Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.  Here’s a great episode from the new podcast Cordkillers with a great tips to get started and live cable free. They talk about getting over the air broadcasts, where on the internet to watch, how to find out what’s available to stream, and even some suggestions to what to watch.

I highly recommend the podcast.  Click the link below to subscribe.

Cordkillers Audio Podcast

Have you cut the cord? Or do you still have cable?

Are you excited for the new Superman movie?  I know I am, and I came across a pastor’s resource website for the movie. It has free talk outlines, downloadable clips and images.  Everything you need to plan a fun summer lesson based on what will likely be one of the biggest movies of the summer.  It would also make a great father’s day lesson.

Click HERE to check out the resources.

I confess, I saw Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend, and I loved it.  Sure it wasn’t perfect, but it was a fun, space adventure — everything I want in a summer movie. (As a side note, it made me super excited for what JJ will do with Star Wars).  To celebrate the number one movie this weekend. Here’s a funny little video I saw this weekend:

I think I may have to make a starship Enterprise costume like this to wear at Comic Con this summer.

Bob Goff on YS Idea Lab

Chris —  May 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

In the latest episode of the new YS web show, YS Idea Lab, they interview Bob Goff. I also enjoy an opportunity to listen to him, if you’ve never heard him before this is worth 5 minutes of your time.

YS Idea Lab – Bob Goff: Loving People Inefficiently from Youth Specialties on Vimeo.

I’m really excited that Bob will be at the National Youth Worker Convention this fall, I hope to see you there.