Friday, January 23, 2015

Free Media #66 : "NEW OLD STOCK" (Free Stock Photos)

New Old Stock is an interesting collection of photos created by Cole Townsend. The idea is to publish vintage photos from the Public Archives that are free of known copyright restrictions.

CLICK HERE (to see the collection)

Ran-Dumb Youth Ministry Meme #75

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Featured Activity/Event: "FOOT GOLF"

Looking for something different and new for your youth group to do for your next activity or event night.  Tired of the old bowling and roller skating classics.  Have you done laser tag and scavenger hunts one to many times?  

Here is something new for your next youth group activity--- FOOT GOLF!!

** Come next spring or summer I am already planning an outing for my new group in our new area.  I found a course actually not that far away!! 

About FootGolf (from the official site): 

" FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a golf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. FootGolf as a game is played throughout the world in many different forms, but as a sport, it is regulated by the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG). The American FootGolf League (AFGL) is the exclusive member of the FIFG and governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the United States. The AFGL is organizing tournaments throughout the country working with golf courses to bring FootGolf to their clubs as another avenue for revenue and to develop the game further." 

CLICK HERE (to find a location near you!) 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

JH Uth Guy Thought of the Week

News U Can Use: "Middle Schoolers Composing New Music"


"When Olentangy students hear the word composer, they too often think of a long-dead European in a powdered wig.

That's the opinion of Aaron Given, a music instructor at Olentangy Hyatts and Liberty middle schools, who hopes a new project will change that.
Given has commissioned a piece for his bands from Scott McAllister, a composer and professor of composition at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. McAllister will answer questions and get ideas from the middle school students during the composition process through online video chats.

Given said he wanted to give his students an inside look at the creative process of a renowned professional.... "


Monday, January 19, 2015

Top 10: Senior Pastors Should "Stepping Stone" Into Youth Ministry!!?

So, you have 20 years of experience in the church.  You have 2 degrees and wealth of wisdom and knowledge.  You have worked hard, you know what it takes to grow a ministry.  Your have seen all the behind the scenes so you know all the land mines.   You have the experience to prove that you can do the job!  I think it is time you use that ministry stepping stone you have been waiting to use.  Senior Pastor it is time for you to move UP to the Youth Ministry!!!  Here is why....

10. Suit and Tie? vs. Comfortable Jeans and a T-shirt!

9. Spend your days in an office? vs. Spend your days with your people!

8.  Talking about what happened in the church? vs. Talking about what could happen in the church!

7.  Counseling people about their mistakes? vs. Counseling people how not make those mistakes when they are adults! 

6. Leader meeting discussing politics, complaints and money? vs. Leader meeting discussion life change!

5.  Stage, mic and spotlight where you can't see anyone? vs. Sitting on a stool on the floor looking eye to eye with the people you are teaching! 

4. Time spent looking up ancient words? vs. Time spent talking in today's language over a lunch table! 

3.  Worrying that you might offend somebody? vs. Know you will offend somebody! 

2. Showing up to Funerals? vs. Showing up to Graduations! 

1. Telling your youth pastor to...? vs. Be the youth pastor that....!!