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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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Featured: Over 50 New Games Added ... Easier to Access

Most of you have already been on our new web page launched less than 2 months ago! Since the launch- we've already added over 50 new games, mixers, etc.

Now, save even more time with NEW shortcuts to the new games at the top of each individual game page.

Just another resource from www.TheSource4YM.com to help you reach kids!

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Something You Can Use: Hunter, Puzzle Mixer, Alphabet Pockets ...

Here's three new activities/mixers that you might like:

Hunters
Designate a "lock-up" area of the room. Take a Polaroid (instant) snapshot of each student as soon as they walk through the doors. Give them a Nerf sling shot or Nerf gun (or you can use flags- like capture the flag, sock tags- socks filled with flour, or a balloon tied to the ankle- when popped you're out). When you are ready to begin give every student a picture of someone else. At that point, the picture they have is the person that they need to hunt and "lock up" (you can have an area to take "tagged people" or you can just have them sit down where they were tagged). The idea is that every person has someone to hunt while they also are being hunted.

In addition, if you shoot the person you were assigned to, you get that person's picture and keep playing until you shoot everyone or someone shoots and locks you up.
Added by Matt Warner

Puzzle Mixer
As kids arrive, give them each the piece to a small kid's jigsaw puzzle (min. 10 pcs, max. 25). If you have extras left over, place them back into the correct puzzle frames. Put all frames in the center of the room. Have kids locate the correct puzzles to which their pieces belong. The first group to completely put a puzzle together wins. (Great mixer which also serves as a tool for dividing teams)
Added by Young Life

Alphabet Pockets
Divide into teams of four or five. Everyone on the team searches through their own pockets, wallets, pocketbooks, etc. The group tries to come up with one possession which begins with each letter of the alphabet. The winning team is the one to have objects representing the most letters.
Added by Young Life

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ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT of 50% off registration for Jonathan's "Understanding & Reaching The Unchurched" Training in Sacramento-CA February 7th

Reaching the Unchurched REGISTER NOW: CONTACT THE SACRAMENTO YOUTH FOR CHRIST OFFICE at (916) 857-0660

If you are in driving distance from Sacramento, CA, you won't want to miss this Saturday workshop for youth workers on February 7th!

Tic Long, President of YOUTH SPECIALTIES EVENTS says, "We had Jonathan do his REACHING UNCHURCHED KIDS seminar at our National Youth Workers Convention and he did a great job. Not only is Jonathan's presentation dynamic, his information was extremely helpful to those in attendance. In fact, that's why we're publishing his book."

Here's the details of this exciting training workshop:

SACRAMENTO, CA

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: February 7th, Jonathan is doing a Saturday workshop (9AM to 3PM) for youth workers near Sacramento/Roseville. If you're a youth worker, barely paid or a volunteer, this is for you! Here's the details:

WHEN:
    February 7th, 9AM to 3PM
WHERE: COST:
    ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT FOR 50% OFF REGISTRATION!
    Two affordable choices:
    $10 a person if registered by January 31 (includes lunch)
    $20 at the door (includes lunch)
TO REGISTER:
    CONTACT THE SACRAMENTO YOUTH FOR CHRIST OFFICE at (916) 857-0660.
HURON, SOUTH DAKOTA

February 14th, Jonathan is doing a Saturday workshop (9AM to 3PM) for youth workers and student leaders in Huron South Dakota. If you're a youth worker, don't miss this opportunity to train your student leaders and volunteers. Here's the details:

WHEN:
    February 14th, 9AM to 3PM (plenty of time to get home and take out your valentine!) :)
WHERE:
    Bethesda Church, 1530 Frank Ave. SE, Huron, SD
COST:
    Two affordable choices:
    $20 at the door (includes lunch)
    ONLY $15 if you pre-register by Monday, February 9th (includes lunch)
TO REGISTER:
    Call the Bethesda Church office at (605) 353-1403.
WESTERN PA

May 22nd, Jonathan is doing a Saturday workshop (9AM to 3PM) for youth workers in New Castle, PA. If you?re a youth worker, don?t miss this opportunity to train and equip your youth ministry staff and volunteers.

MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON ON OUR WEB PAGE

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THIS TRAINING CLICK HERE

Worth Checking Out: YS Brings THE CORE training to 100 Cities this Spring

The Core Youth Specialties Youth Specialties has been providing dynamite resources and cutting-edge training for decades. 2004 brings yet another year of YS training opportunities.

If you live in the U.S. and you can't afford to fly to some huge conference ... NO WORRIES! This Spring Youth Specialties is bringing their THE CORE training event to a city near you.



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