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There is always new information to share about what is happening at Pastor2Youth.com. It is a joy to be able to share with all of you the exciting things happening and the new resources available to all users. I pray that you will find this information useful and will be blessed by the features and resources at Pastor2Youth.com that are intended to help you in your ministry to youth. Please allow me to share with you some news and announcements about the highlights, help, and resources at your disposal.
BIG!!! HERE'S HOW...
Pastor2youth.com Photo Contest:
Starts on Friday, Oct. 21st and Ends on Sunday,
Nov. 20th at Midnight (PST).
Winners will receive all prizes in Downloadable format from
Simply Youth Ministry!
Take a picture in the most unique place possible with a sign (readable) that
Pictures can NOT be photoshopped. They must be real, genuine pictures you
The pastor2youth signs must be held in someone’s hand, not placed on the ground
or hung up on a wall.
When you have posted your picture, send an email to email@example.com with
the links to where the picture is posted.
By emailing the links to the photos, you agree to allow those pictures to be
used by pastor2youth.com and on the pastor2youth.com website for promotional
purposes and for display both during and after the contest. (ownership of those
photos remains yours, but you are giving permission for pastor2youth.com to
use and display those pictures.)
Even “normal” location pictures could win with the following
bonus point options:
Bonus points for having multiple people holding pastor2youth signs
Bonus points for multiple places where you post your picture (Blog, website,
facebook, twitter, etc.) NOTE: The links for each of these locations
must remain active until the end of the contest for it to count.
Bonus points for having someone hold the pastor2youth sign(s) when it isn’t
necessarily the most convenient time (i.e. The cashier at a grocery check-out
stand when you can see that there is a line of people waiting to be checked
out.) However, the lack of convenience
must be evident in the picture itself.
Bonus Points if you get other people to post your picture on their site (Blog,
website, facebook, twitter, etc.)
The Grand Prize winner will receive the following Prize
The Second Prize winner will receive the following Prize
into 5 Languages - Can You Help?
We are blessed at Pastor2youth.com to have
a LOT of visitors from many different countries (146 countries
to be exact) who are using the games on this site. Therefore,
it is exciting for me to announce that this week we will
begin posting many of the games from this site into FIVE other
languages: Spanish, German, Russian, French, and Chinese.
Click HERE to access the Translated Games...
It is my desire to make Pastor2youth.com even more valuable to people in other countries by making the games available in other languages. I do not want to use an internet translation program because those often are not accurate and only translate word-for-word - causing errors in grammar and syntax.
Therefore, Pastor2youth.com is looking for more people who can translate the "GAMES" on this site into a different language!!!
As a site that is FREE, we are not able to offer anything for translations other than our heartfelt thanks and encouragement that you will be blessing MANY other people.
If you would be willing to translate some games on pastor2youth into another language, please contact Ryan Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God Bless and Thank you!!!!
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Than (And Less Than) Dodgeball
by Nate Stratman
"I have always liked the title of Josh Griffin's blog: "More
than Dodgeball." My guess is that titles like "More
Than Dodgeball" are in reaction to a youth ministry
approach that has been pretty popular in the past 20 years,
featuring a bunch of splashing in the kiddy pool without
wading into the deep end. When Kenda Dean, (professor at
Princeton Seminary and author of Almost Christian), was asked
how she perceived how we in the church have responded to
current youth culture she replied, "With too much pizza." Again,
Dean and Griffin are barking up the same tree—and a necessary
tree at that.
Sometimes in our frantic effort for deeper, more challenging
and meaningful ministries we forget that playing dodgeball
is important as well. If you'll humor me with the pool
analogy for a second, our ability to help teenagers swim
back and forth from the shallow end to the deep end of
life is healthy. We show them that God is honored in our
play and he is also honored when we seek biblical justice
for those who have been denied their voices. While youth
ministers rarely get accused of not having fun, there is
still a stigma that pastors must always have their "A-game" at
all times. My friends were as shocked to find out that
my pastor dad didn't wear his robe around the house as
I was when I went to a pool party at my teacher's house
and she actually had on a bathing suit.
A Helpful Little Drawing
On a piece of paper, draw a picture of a pool and label the
kiddie pool, wading area, and the deep end. Think about
all the things that happen in your ministry and write them
in one of the 3 sections. The kiddie pool is not an evil
place. I actually contend that the kiddie pool is needed
in all pools, so just focus more on which end of the pool
you either ignore or put most of your attention on. For
example, a crud war with shaving cream is in the kiddy
pool, a local service project is in the wading area and
cultivating teenagers to make a difference in their schools
for Jesus is in the deep end. So, what does your pool look
The Need for the Whole Pool
From a holistic approach, I want my students to laugh like
crazy, be sore as all get out from serving, and have their
hearts broken for the hurt they see in this world. From
my seat in the stands I would say that we as the church
can get stuck in the middle of the pool, annoyed by the
splashing in the kiddie pool and afraid to tread water
in the deep end. What would your assessment of youth ministry
My prayer is that God would each of us in youth ministry
to grasp the depth and width of the ways God meets us and
moves us. I confess that I tend to keep my students in the
section of the pool that I like the most. It is when I reflect
on the past year in ministry I remember the ways in which
God has shown up in dodgeball and devotions."
Article Source: YouthMinistry.com
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click on the "Forgot Your Password?" link in the
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Another reminder as well: You can personalize your information,
including your password, to make it easy to remember for
the future. Once you log in, click on the "My Account" tab
on the top right. From there you can personalize as much
of your account information as you would like, including
the option to change your password.
If I can help you out with any of this information, please
don't hesitate to let me know.
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