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Your E-update Regarding Youth Ministry Games, Ideas, Links, Lessons, Resources and More!
Edition 10, No. 3 - July 26, 2005

In This E-Update

  • NEW RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - Attention Writers... YOUTHBLAST '05 Needs YOU!!!
  • A Continued PLEA for YM EXCHANGE Submissions
  • Lost Password? ID? Need Help?

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     Greetings Member/Subscriber,

     There is always new information to share about what is happening at 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 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.


YouthBlast 05      Attention Writers! We're currently seeking submissions of Bible study curricula for an exciting new annual project we will launch this fall! Keep reading for the description of this new annual project and how you can be a part of it.

     Welcome to "YouthBlast"!!! This annual project is very exciting. Let me tell you a little bit about it... but read on, because we need YOUR HELP. Are you tired of the same old youth retreats? One more game of “capture the flag” and you’ll have a mutiny on your hands? It’s time for a YouthBlast!
     YouthBlast05 is a high-energy youth weekend designed to recharge your youth group through games, activities, worship, and Bible study.
     The YouthBlast Guide will be designed to cover everything you need to run your very own YouthBlast weekend. The event can be scaled to support as many or as few attendees as you expect.
     The games, activities, and curriculum presented in the guide will serve as both a resource and an example for your planning. You will be able to use all the articles in the guide for your own YouthBlast, or substitute your own lessons, youth group games, etc.

     Please submit your original curriculum via email to Here's what we're looking for:

     For the purpose of the curriculum, think "youth retreat," add caffeine and sugar, then shake until frothy.

     - Five lessons geared toward 7th to 12th grade students in small group settings (6 to 8           students with one group leader)
     - Each Bible study needs to last 20 to 30 minutes, and include response questions
     - The curriculum needs to be themed around a specific concept. The proposed theme for           this year's project is "In the Beginning," and may include discussion about creation,           the beginnings of popular biblical figures' ministries, the beginning of the Christian           faith, how to begin as a new Christian, and so forth.
     - If you have other ideas for themed lessons, feel free to submit them as well. Even if           your theme isn't selected this year, we may save it for use in future years' editions.
     - Keep it interesting and topical. Relevance to the teenage life's issues and connections to           popular culture are key.
     - We are looking for original and exciting ideas, lessons that will make an impact on the           lives of these students.

And now for the disclaimer: By submitting your curriculum, you grant permission to reproduce your material in part or in whole for the sole purpose of review. Your work remains your property at all times. If selected for use in this or future projects, you give permission to reproduce your material in part or in whole for open distribution to registered users. Project materials will be distributed from free of charge and, therefore, no royalties will be paid for the use of submitted material. You will be credited in all documentation in which any part of your submission is used. also reserves the right to revise this agreement with ample notification.


A Continued PLEA for YM EXCHANGE Submissions


     Exciting things are happening at now has OVER 15,800 registered members. There are a lot of members who regularly stop by to download fonts, lessons, Powerpoint Games, Powerpoint and MediaShout Backgrounds, Powerpoint lessons, and to pick up games for their youth group programs, just to mention a few. It is exciting to see so many people making use of, downloading, and utilizing the resources from That is what the site is here for.

     So, now is where I send out my CONTINUED PLEA to all of you to PLEASE take two-minutes to stop by and submit some resources for inclusion on the site: whether it be a lesson, a Powerpoint File, and game you play, or some other miscellaneous file that you utilize in your ministry. If we could get just HALF of all registered members to submit ONE resource this month, we could add an additional 7,900 resources to this constantly growing site. How awesome would that be? Think about the return-rate. You give 1 and get in return 7,900!!! That is quite the return. All resources are able to be submitted directly on the site by clicking on the "add game" or "add resource" link within the proper section of the site.

     There are a few who have continued over the past month to submit resources to the site to help with the continued growth and I would like to express a special thanks to them. I appreciate how you help to continue to grow, and provide fantastic resources for all to use. So to those who have contributed, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

So, please help add to this list of contributors and continue to make a growing and vital resource for youth workers around the world.

     In case you have any problems submitting your files, or if you would simply prefer not to do it yourself, you can e-mail the files to me at and I will upload them for you making sure all ownership, permissions, and credit is given to YOU!!

     I, and thousands of other youth workers around the world, thank you in advance for taking a minute to add a new resource.


Lost Password? ID? Need Help?

Need Help?     Has it been a long time since you have been to Have you forgotten or Lost your Username? Are you having troubles with your password? Don't let that keep you away. If you have forgotten or are having any problems logging in to your account at, just send an e-mail to with your need and I would be more than happy to help you out.

     Another reminder as well: You can personalize your password to make it easy to remember for the future. Once you log in, click on the "My Account" link in the left-hand column. Inside there, you will find a link titled "Change Your Info". If you click there, you can personalize as much of your account information as you would like, including the option at the bottom to change your password. Enter the new password twice and push save - then you don't have to worry about trying to keep track of, or remembering, that crazy automated password you received when you first registered at

     If I can help you out with any of this information, please don't hesitate to let me know.


      Thanks again for all you do to further the kingdom in your ministry! Please be sure to stop by often for all of the recent updates at, and don’t forget to continue sharing your resources so that others may be blessed by you!!! Don’t ever hesitate to contact me either.

     Keep an eye out for more E-Updates to come helping you make the most out of your onlline experience as you search for Youth Ministry material to help you. We are excited about some of the things in store in the near future!!!

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