Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ran-Dumb Youth Ministry Meme #60 (Pop Star Edition #7)

Teaching Clip #15: "The Time You Jelly Beans" (w/suggested verses)

* Giving Credit Where Credit is Due- Eddie Witkowski on His Awesome MS/JH Ministry Blog- Posted this Cool Video as Part of His On Going Series of Posts Called "Viral Vids: Appropriate Viral Videos of Youth Ministry"

This is a great clip and so very teachable for a lesson on time, priorities, and life.  Consider using a couple of these verses with this lesson?

Suggested Bible Verses:
- Eph. 5:15-17- "Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.."
- Ps. 90:12- "Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

- James 4:13-15- "Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

* Great for the EASTER Season and This Coming Weekend! Consider the "Game" from yesterday using Jelly Beans as a fun start to a lesson using this clip!?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Game #53: "Peanut Butter Ping Pong Paddle Pick-Up!"

- 2 Ping Pong Paddles (or similar game paddles)
- 2 Packages of Ping Pong Balls (8-12 balls)
- Small Jar of Peanut Butter
- String
- Duct Tape
- Optional: paper, drop cloth, or floor covering

Set Up:
Cut 2 pieces of string long enough to reach from a person's mouth almost to the floor.  Duct tape or tie the string to the paddles.  Spread a good amount of peanut butter evenly and completely on one side of each paddle.  If you have a drop cloth or floor covering spread that out creating a playing area. I would suggest this to lessen your the mess and clean up later of peanut butter on the floor? In your small "playing area" dump out your ping pong balls and spread them out a bit.

Game Play/Rules:
Call up or assign to 2 players to play.  Have them come up and explain the rules.  Players will place string opposite of the paddle in their mouths holding it with their teeth allowing the paddle to hang down and swing. On "Go!" they will be given 60 seconds to "pick up" as many ping pong balls with their paddle covered in peanut butter...NO HANDS ALLOWED!  The person with the most ping pong balls stuck to their paddle wins!

* Easter Hint/Help:
 With Easter coming up this weekend, considering giving it an Easter time twist using plastic eggs or jelly beans instead of ping pong balls!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last Minute Easter Freebie Collection



"Escaping the Bunny Trap" from Junior High Ministry. Org (*and ME!)
- "Crave" (based on "King and Country" song) from Interlinc
- "The Father's Sacrifice" from Wing Clips
"The Thread of Love) from Youth Ministry 360
- "The Big Picture" from Youth Ministry 360
*  Study Help Book: "Jesus and the Scripture" from Logos

- "God's Not Dead" (Narnia & Newsboys Mash-up)  from The JH Uth Guy
-  "Raised to Life" (lesson package) from Elevation Church
- "Matthew 27" from Muddy River Media
- "The Final Hours" from Muddy River Media
- "Easter Still Backgrounds"  from Hyper Pixel Media
- "Good Friday/Easter" (media package: 7 motions & 13 stills) from Dan Stevens
"Easter Icons Collection" from Creation Swap
- "Easter Welcome and Background Stills" from Ballast Media
- "True Love" (still) from Creation Swap
- "Cross Roads Easter" from Vintage Church Resources

- "Human Easter Egg Hunt" from Pre-Teen Ministry.Net
- "Bunny Ear Ring Toss" from Junior High Ministry.Org
- "Creepy Easter Bunny Pictures" from Funny or Die
- "Funny Egg Pictures Video" (great for a welcome or countdown loop) from YouTube
- "Time Lapse Melting Chocolate Bunny" (great for a welcome or countdown loop) from YouTube

News U Can Use: "The Power and Influence of Teen Movies"

" There’s a reason “As if!" and “Four for you, Glen Coco” are embedded in the memories of today's ex-adolescents for all eternity: Teen movies hit people "at an incredibly malleable, influenceable time," as filmmaker Charlie Lyne explains. His new documentary about the genre, Beyond Clueless..." (Read More at "THE CUT")

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Inspiration: "12 Year Old Talks About Abortion"

Close to 2 Million Hits, This JH/MS Girls is Another Example of Middle School (Jr. High) students holding the "KEYS TO THE KINGDOM!"   Great clip to use with your group as a "Teaching Clip", but is also great to show students as an example of expressing their voice and doing God's work in the world!  I also would challenge you to use it with your leaders, leadership, and with other youth workers as an example of the power of the middle school years and the importance of pre-teen/early teen ministry in the church!?

Check her mom, Lia Mills, YouTube channel to see more videos from this amazing young lady and also some great videos from her mom as well!  (CLICK HERE)

Top 10: Sports Star Ways to End Your Lesson This Week?

I have told you Top 10 Rock Star Ways to End Your Lesson. Now that you have tried all of those... (Thanks for all the Great Pictures!!) It is Time for a New Set of Ways to End Your Lesson...SPORTS STAR STYLE!!?

10. Spike Your Bible and Do a Little Dance! (really cool effect if you are using an I-Pad or Tablet)

9.  Drop To A Knee and Point to the Sky! (show the respect)

8.  Tear off Your Shirt Run Around the Room! (extra points if you can get your leaders to pile on top of you)

7.  Have Your Leaders Dump a Cooler of Gatorade Over You! (or one of those church coffee urns full of coffee would work as well?)

6. Run and Chest Bump a Student! (or your Sr. Pastor!?)

5.  Point to Your Spouse and Yell Thier Name (Adrian!...or Whatever Their Name Is)

4. Shake Up a Bottle of Mt. Dew and Spray It Over the Crowd! (a bottle of milk will work also)

3.  Yell- "I Am Going to Disney World"! (or Chuck E Cheese, if your church is boycotting Disney?)

2.  Snap your Mic in Half Over Your Knee and Walk Off!? (see #1)

1. Announce- "Performance Enhancing Drugs Were Not Used For This Lesson!?" (a 24 oz Monster before the lesson doesn't count)
- News U Can Use
- New Game
- Teaching Clip & Lesson Help #15
- Book Review
- Youth Ministry Meme of the Week
- and MORE!!!