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Minecraft Bible Study Update

I am re-teaching Faithcraft at our church so while I am doing that I am redoing the videos and such and making them a little more useful for you guys. I am adding 2 more weeks and changing the order of the weeks a bit. I am also making 3 video devotions for each week […]

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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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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 […]



Pay your Debts of Respect

Romans 13:7–8 (HCSB) 7 Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor. 8 Do not owe anyone anything, except t...
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Board Games for Youth Groups: Codenames


Bottom Line 4 / 5 - Very Good
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That Dragon Cancer

There is a game that was just released called “That Dragon, Cancer.” It was developed by a man who lost his son to cancer after a long, long battle. The trailer (posted below) makes me want to run away and not think...
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Slowing Getting Back to Journaling

I have been away from for far too long. There is a myriad of reasons why, and I have made these coming back posts for about all of them. I think the biggest thing is that I no longer feel like it is responsible to...
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Music Before My Time

OK, there are three things that all came together to create this idea in my head and they are: I bought Rocksmith to help me learn to play some lead guitar (it is wicked fun btw) My son wanted to break the Lego Rock Band drums ...
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