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Teens Driving Under the Influence
Can It Be Reduced by Parental and Spiritual Influence?
David R. Smith

Many teens drive under enormous amounts of distraction – loud music, friends, and texting. But new reports claim that half of teens and young adult drivers who die in car wrecks have one thing in common.

They’d been using alcohol or marijuana (or both) prior to...
JONATHAN'S BLOG: Quiz for the Super Bowl
It’s almost Super Bowl time… and that means our annual BIG GAME Quiz!

For those of you have been following TheSource4YM.com for the past few years, you probably look forward to the fun little free resource we provide every year called the Super Bowl “BIG GAME Quiz!” (I just posted it HERE). This quiz is a fun little party game you can use at your Super Bowl party at your church or your home. People fill out the quiz as they enter your party, predicting scores, catches, runs, etc., then you fill out the results during the game and tally up the winner (and PLEASE... remember to tally up the answers during the game because that's how the quiz works).

My friends over at Download Youth Ministry also have a really amazing package for sale called the BIG GAME EVENT KIT complete with a promo video, a pile of fun powerpoint games, and an 8-minute video message from Josh Griffin. Really good stuff (worth the price).

And if you haven’t already seen what I posted last year about “The Seahawks and Jesus“… take a peek. Awesome interview (although realize this was last year, so it was Mark Driscoll interviewing them).

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Season 5, Episode 8, Coda
It only took about 75 seconds into this week’s episode for us to realize exactly how far Rick was willing to go to protect the group. How far would you be willing to go? This season The Walking Dead has
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CAMPUS MINISTRY CORNER: The Power of Coming Together
Last weekend I was in a small town outside of Minneapolis where I witnessed something I rarely see in the world of youth ministry. I saw a network of 8 youth workers from different ministries come together to share ideas and do ministry together.

I almost pinched myself. A Lutheran, a Baptist, a Methodist, someone from the Covenant church and a Campus Life leader were drinking coffee together (sounds like a joke, right?) Yes, it’s not the first time I’ve seen it, but let’s just say I don’t see it often.

The youth ministry buzzword at hand here is called Networking. Faith leaders coming together to encourage each other, support one another and talk ministry. It’s something that doesn’t happen as often as it should.

I know, because I fly into about 30 cities a year to speak at conferences and events. In the majority of the cities I’ll sit down at dinner with a youth pastor and begin talking ministry. I always ask, “Do you know the youth pastor at the big white church I passed two blocks South? What about the church two blocks east across the park?”

4 out of 5 times the answer is, “No.”

“I’ve just been really busy. I’ve been trying to get things in motion here first, then I intend to start networking.”

Sadly, it rarely happens.

This small network outside of Minneapolis not only meets regularly, they run a weekly campus ministry together. Eight churches and Campus Life combine efforts to feed 400 to 450 kids weekly at the local high school. One of the churches is strategically located across the street from the school. Every Thursday, students have the option of going “to church” for lunch. They eat, they have fun, and they hear a little truth from God’s word.

The eight churches take turns providing the lunch, and all the churches provide leaders who interact with the kids each week.

None of the churches could do it on their own. But eight churches standing together… stronger than the Ecclesiastes 4 cord of three strands!

What might you accomplish if you came together like this?

What’s stopping you from stopping by that church down the street and inviting the youth worker to lunch this week?

JONATHAN DIVES INTO NETWORKING EVEN DEEPER IN THIS FREE TRAINING TOOLS ARTICLE: NETWORKING, VITAL… YET IGNORED

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God's Take on Sex

This resource, taken from our OUTREACH AGENDAS page, has never failed to produce LOTS of conversation! It also provides you with the opportunity to share God’s take on sex.

 

Discussion Starter: Men and Women Should… 
Stand up front and designate one side of the room as the “agree side,” and the other side of the room as the “disagree side.”(You may want to label the


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Sexual Purity (For Girls Only)

With Valentine’s Day looming in the near future, you might be looking for some great resources to teach about dating/relationships. Here’s a great one from our SPIRITUAL GROWTH AGENDAS page.


Discussion Starter: Getting Inside Girls’ Heads

As you begin, say, “Tonight we’re going to talk about sexual purity,” and then introduce a few of the “ladies” you’ve selected….


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