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Simply Youth Ministry 40-40-40 Sale

Every year in June we have a huge 40 40 40 sale over at  There are tons of resources for 40% (and some for 20% also), it’s the best time of year to stock up on student books, curriculum, and other resources.  It’s never too early to think about next fall and what you’ll need.

You can also grab 40 FREE Backgrounds while you are there.

Just incase you need a little more reason to go, we made a fun little video to help promo it. And it involves one of my favorite games, Angry Birds.

Simply Youth Ministry 40-40-40 Sale. Starts June 14th at 12 AM PST, Expires June 16th at 3 PM PST. No code needed.

ScoreKeep - Download

is something almost every youthworker who plays games on their computer.

What is it you ask?

is a visual scoreboard that projects onto your screen.  I’ve tried it out, and it’s super easy to use.  The first thing you do is setup your team names.  You are limited to just two teams but for most games I think that’s enough.  You can also setup how points are awarded for each “+” you award.  It also has a timer built in that you can set to go up or down.

Setup screen:

After setting up how you want your score to work, you can pick your theme.  Five are included and they all look nice and are diverse to apply to many different gaming situations.  The included themes are 1. Chalkboard theme that looks like is sounds, hand written chalk on a blackboard, 2. LED that looks like an 80’s digital watch, 3. Marquee that has a movie theater feel, 4. Modern has a clean slick look, and 5. Wallpaper has an artsy look that put the scores in picture frames.  Additional themes are available for purchase in the app.

Theme setup:

Now you’re ready to play.  The actual play screen is really easy to use. There’s are buttons to add or subtract points to each team.  The teams can even go into negative territory if you need it to.  You can also start and stop the countdown and show the winner. The actual scoreboard is projected onto your screen so your audience only sees scoreboard so they can cheer for their team.

Play Screen:

I just love this app, and I think you will too. It’s another great resource from

Here’s their description:

Have you ever wanted to play a game with your youth group WITHOUT using your chalk board to keep score? Well, now you can! Score Keep lets you keep track of points in style. Choose your theme, name your game, name your teams, set a timer (if you want) and let the competition begin! Now, what to do with all that chalk you bought in bulk…

Product Features

  • Mac and PC
    All Gameshows are standalone cross platform (Mac and PC) AIR applications. Adobe AIR is included in the installation. System requirements can be found on Adobe’s site.
  • Easy to Edit, Easy to Play
    You choose a theme, name your game and your teams, set a timer (optional), set your point value and whether high or low score wins. Control the game on one screen and play with the crowd on another.
  • SD or HD (720p)
    Works with any second display (TV, projector, monitor). Requires second display up to 720p resolution for fullscreen output. Automatically adjusts to any screen ratio and resolution. It just works!
  • Themes
    We don’t want to hold you back with one boring background so we’ve created custom themes to enhance your competitive experience. Just choose the theme that best compliments your game and let the competition begin!
  • Save and Share Games
    Share your game ideas and files with your friends. Edit your game ahead of time during the week. Be sure to check out our Community Exchange to share your ideas and files with others.

Jump over to to pick it up or download the trial.

Simply Youth Ministry has a special Friday the 13th special going, who says it’s unlucky?  You get 13% off with the promo code THIRTEEN (good for almost everything, and only today).

If you need to pick up some resources to get ready for summer today’s a great day to save some dough.

Happy Friday.

Happy Friday!

If you need to pick up some new youth ministry resources, you can get double reward points over at right now.  That can really add up to get you FREE stuff faster.  If you haven’t been in awhile I’d take a look at what’s Brand New, there’s some great stuff there and some really good bundles (like the Graduation Gift Pack).  This is only good until 5/9/2011 so don’t wait. Enjoy!

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Over at you can save 20% off your order for the next 2 days by using the promo code: SCAREANDY.  What better way to celebrate Halloween.  Also there are a bunch of books on sale, and you can double up with the 20% off and really save some coin.  Jump over to the sale category to have a look at those.


It’s 40 40 40 sale time at Simply Youth Ministry.  If you are looking for a great deal on some great youth ministry resources, for the next 40 hours you can get 40% off at for 3 days only.

You can also grab 40 free backgrounds.

Want to win 40 movie tickets?  CLICK HERE for more info.