||Jonathan's Resource Ezine
Weekly Resources, Ideas and Articles from The Source for Youth Ministry
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
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Featured Resource: A Free Video Download You Don't Want to Miss
You know how much I love to give you free stuff. And you know how much I love
it when people actually give stuff away "no strings attached." Well check out this free video
from my friends over at Dare 2 Share. Here's the deal:
Dare 2 Share has a great new resource on DVD that you've gotta see. The
resource is their new ?reality show' called The Gospel Journey. This relevant training/outreach
series is available as an eight session DVD set that is normally priced at $200. But they're
giving away the first session as a free download just because they want people to check it out.
The Gospel Journey Kit is a unique training and evangelism tool that is impacting hundreds of
youth ministries across the nation. What makes it so unique and impacting is its 'reality show'
based format and open dialogue.
Basically, Dare 2 Share took seven students to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado
and walked them through extreme challenges and the story of the Bible (think Survivor
meets Brat Camp... meets Jesus). Here's the cool part-four of the seven students are not
Christians, in fact they come from atheist, Wicca, and Jehovah Witness backgrounds! So I'm sure
you can imagine the intriguing twists and turns the journey took.
In addition to the free download... they're offering you a great deal:
Dare 2 Share is a big fan of us at TheSource4YM, and they love youth
leaders almost as much as I do, which is why for a limited time they are offering the Gospel
Journey Kit for a greatly reduced price of $160 for TheSource4YM EZINE subscribers only.
It normally goes for $200, so this is a great deal. The kit includes 8 DVD sessions, a leader
guide, promotion materials, and more. If you use the Gospel Journey Kit as a training and
outreach series, it will cover 15 weeks of meetings!
Greg Stier, President of Dare 2 Share, has told me that entire churches are using this product
because of the youth group's response, which has typically been multiple salvations- so you know
you're getting something that folks are using effectively!
To watch the first full session, click on this link:
(quick registration). Or, to get this exclusive deal, call (800) 462-8355, and tell them you are
calling to secure this special Gospel Journey Kit promotion.
Thanksgiving Service Project Idea: Rake and Run
Looking for a great way to serve your community
this time of year?
A NOTE FROM JONATHAN: I'm a sucker for service projects. I think one
of the best ways we can point to Christ is through "acts of service." I'm not talking about
handing out tracks or "door knocking"... I'm talking about good ol' fashioned helping people in
need. And if people ask why, we simply answer, "Because that's what Jesus would have done, and
we're pretty excited about Jesus."
Here's a fun and simple service project idea sent in by one of our EZINE subscribers,
Rake and Run!!!:
Each year, we get a list of elderly people from our parish, divide up into groups of 6-8 and
then run from house to house raking up their leaves to be picked up by the dept. of public works
in our city.
If you don't have a list- who cares? Pick a neighborhood in need and go to work!
It is so much fun. And, from time to time, the kids will rake all the leaves together and just
start diving into them for fun! (Is your liability policy up to date?)
It is a great service project as well as some fun for the teens. Over the years the kids and
elderly have become more relaxed around each other and often the elderly will bring candy or
drinks out for the kids.
Thanksgiving Resources: The Place to Look for Thanksgiving Ideas
Looking for some more Thanksgiving ideas? You've come to the right place!
Our web site has a ton of great ideas; you've just got to know where to look. Allow us to
give you a guided tour.
Jump on our web site www.TheSource4YM.com and click
on the left hand side bar where it says
HOLIDAY IDEAS. That page lists a bunch of the free resources and ideas we provide by topic.
Once on that page, scroll down to where it says "Thanksgiving" and check out some of the ideas
linked on our page. You'll see anything from a "Regressive Dinner" and "Bobbing for Caramel
Apples" to the Thanksgiving Sermon we highlighted in our last EZINE.
FOR OUR HOLIDAY IDEAS PAGE
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