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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 […]


 
 

 
 

MLK Jr. Quote

As a young man with most of my life ahead of me, I decided early to give my life to something eternal and absolute. Not to these little gods that are here today and gone tomorrow. But to God who is the same yesterday, today, an...
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A Dad Teaches Substitutional Atonement

Way back when Nathan (my this month turning 8-year-old) was a toddler (and I was till new enough to the dad game that I was trying to parent by principles and not just by whatever would keep me sane until they go to bed) I was ...
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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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