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Faithcraft: A Minecraft Bible Study Series

I know many people have been asking for the outline of Friendship Faithcraft. I have been meaning to make it one of my complete series for a while now, but I can’t seem to find the time. So in the interim here are my notes and a few files that should help you get started. […]

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Make Your Own Foam Party

Over the years I have come up with many different youth ideas. Most of them are epic, I mean, epic ideas, but when I start to think about all of the stuff that it takes to make them come to reality I realize that they probably aren’t the best use of my time. At my […]

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My Advice for Life (A Drawing While Teaching Lesson)

This summer I have been working on a series of lessons based around drawings. To kick that off I did this lesson you see here. There is something almost mantra like about the opening to me. I wrote it, so it is weird to say, but it is a very cool way of pouring advice […]

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Squishy Circuits: An electric lesson for younger youth and children

The Idea: Use a simple circuit to light up some LEDs using “squishy circuits” to talk about sharing God’s love with others. What are “squishy circuits” you ask? Squishy circuits are two specific types of homemade dough that you can use to create simple electrical circuits. You will need to create both a conductive dough […]

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Youth Group Lesson Plan: Gross, Weird, True

Download Gross, Weird, True Complete (ZIP) Download Gross, Weird, True Non-Editable (ZIP) (Does not include Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign files) Download Gross, Weird, True Lessons (PDF)  Gross, Weird, True is a 4-week youth group Bible study that looks at some of the strange stories and commands in the Bible. It includes instructions on how to incorporate […]


 
 

 
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Poem: A Riches to Rags Twist

this Christianity thing is a real rags to riches story like Cinderella going from ashes to ball gowns, from servant to princess It’s like David going from shepherd to king, like Gideon transformed from coward to warrior like ...
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Faithcraft: A Minecraft Bible Study Series

I know many people have been asking for the outline of Friendship Faithcraft. I have been meaning to make it one of my complete series for a while now, but I can’t seem to find the time. So in the interim here are my note...
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Quick Thought

Integrity is rarely easy,  but is almost always simple. Doing the right thing can be the harder potion,  but if you commit to doing the right thing before you are faced with the choice then you don’t have to worry over ...
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“Standing up for our rights” Always makes my heart hurt

I’m not going to go into a whole big Duck Dynasty debate. I mean what is left to say that hasn’t been said. He has free speech to say what he wants. A&E has the freedom not to associate with him because of what ...
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Living the fantasy

As a youth pastor for 15 years now I can say that some days it is hard to believe the fantasy that all this stuff we do actually matters.
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