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Edition 12, No. 8 - May 26, 2007

In This E-Update

  • Send a Youth Worker to a Youth Ministry Convention

  • Back to Blogging

  • New Resources at

  • 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.

Send a Youth Worker to a Youth Ministry Convention


I am excited to announce this new apportunity that will take place on an annual basis at This was a great idea developed from some of the regular P2Y users and it is a joy for me to be able to announce it and share it with everyone.

On an annual basis, starting around January 1st of every year, I will take e-mail submissions from Youth Workers who would like to attend one of the annual Youth Ministry Conventions (such as the National Youth Worker's Convention OR the National Youth Ministry Conference), but cannot afford to go, to explain why they feel they are the most deserving of the scholarship money that will be raised that year to help offset their expenses.

This individual has already been chosen for this year. BUT, we need your help!!! We ALL know how tight money is when you work in Youth Ministry. We ALL realize that "every penny counts." Well, that is the idea here. I have set up a "Chip In" account on to collect donations for the purpose of scholarshiping this individual for one the conventions this year. But, we need YOUR help!!!

You can donate funds to help this individual by either clicking on the "CHIP IN" graphic on the left-hand column of the homepage for, or by simply clicking this graphic:

  As I said, I realize that money is tight for everyone these days. But, think of it this way. Give up 2 fast food meals this month and donate the money to help a youth worker. Give up 2 starbucks visits this month and help a youth worker. Give up 2 blockbuster movie rentals this month and help a youth worker. All three of these examples would be about $10. Our goal each year is to raise $1,100 total. If we could get 110 people to donate $10, we would reach our goal. 55 people to donate $20. And so on.

You can note that ALL donations will be used SOLELY for this scholarship fund. This is why we set up "Chip In" so that everyone can track the progress and see how many people have contributed and how much has been raised so far.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and PLEASE donate today!!!

Back to Blogging

uthpastor.comFinally Back to Blogging!!!

After having a few months where I was MIA on my blog, I have resumed blogging on a regular basis. This is a great opportunity for me to share what God is doing in my personal life, ministry life, on, and so much more. It is a chance to share with others what is going on in my life and allow others to share with me how this impact them. Some posts are serious, some are light-hearted and fun.

I would love it if you would consider adding me to your blogroll if you have one. And regardless of whether or not you have your own blog, I would GREATLY appreciate you taking some time to stop by and visit my blog, read a little, post your comments, and tell your friends about it.

You can find my blog at: (EASY to remember too)

Hope to have you stop by, share in my life with me, and leave me a message.

New Resources at

simplyyouthministry.comSome GREAT New Resources at !!!

The folks over at have been working hard and cranking out some EXCELLENT new resources. There are some great new additions to their already amazing line of Youth Ministry resources, and I wanted to highlight a few that I recommend not only checking out, but purchasing and putting into your youth ministry library of resources.

#1) "Throw & Tell Ice-Breaker Ball"

Inflate ball. Roll with the fun. Get youth discussing and sharing—instantly! The Throw & Tell Ice-Breakers Ball includes 52 questions . . . some serious, some wacky, some funny, some deep, some intimate—all intriguing. Simply inflate and let teenagers toss the ball around and answer whatever question lands under their left thumb. It's quick, it's easy, it's fun . . . and it involves everyone all of the time.

Get teens talking, sharing, bonding, laughing, and exploring--as you prepare to launch a lesson. Group's new Throw & Tell Ice-Breakers Ball is your secret weapon when teenagers show up distracted, bored, or withdrawn.

Some of the questions include:
What's the best advice you've ever been given that you wished you'd taken?
If you had only one chance to leave your house for the rest of your life, where would you go?
Balls are crafted of extra-thick plastic and designed for years of use. Works well with any teenager at any spiritual level--and in any youth group setting...small groups, large groups, retreats, events, and more.

#2) "Jr. High Reeled In"

Get ready for a heck of a fish tale with Reeled In. Looking at three Bible stories about our water-breathing friends, Kurt takes students through three stages—from accepting God’s help in life, to becoming aware of the world’s needs, and then empowering them to follow Christ’s call. These messages will help your students focus on following and obeying Jesus while also strengthening them for the struggles they have now and the challenges they’ll face later. It’s a whopper of a series that you—and your students—won’t want to miss.
Week 1—Jesus Fills The Nets
Week 2—Jesus Feeds 5000
Week 3—Jonah

#3) "Hooked"

Money. Sex. Pride. Drugs. Glory. The lure of temptation is strong, and all it takes is one bite to get hooked—sometimes for life. Temptation is everywhere! Even if you’re not experiencing temptation at this moment, it will be knocking at your door in no time.

Help your students get a big-picture perspective on how God wants to help them deal with temptation. And then follow up with some very practical steps they can take to prepare them to deal with tomorrow’s temptations and protect them for years to come.

This four-week series covers:
Identifying and dealing with temptation
The importance of positive friendships
God’s plan to help us break the cycle of temptation
How Jesus is the model for us to follow

#4) "Jr. High Play It"

Pulling up just short of backbends and pirouettes, Play It may be one of our most flexible super-series yet. Each of these messages can stand alone—by helping your students take a look at their language, their personal life, and their understanding of forgiveness. But with a theme of popular board games tying all these lessons together, it makes for an exciting three-week series with lots of built-in illustrations and activities. Great for a weekend retreat or camp, as well as a regular meeting or small group lesson. No matter how you decide to play it, students will never be able to look at board games the same way again!
Week 1 — Scrabble: The Power of Words
Week 2 — Operation: How to Perform Surgery on Yourself
Week 3 — Perfection: How to be Perfect

These are some INCREDIBLE new resources that I highly recommend you get!!!

Lost Password? ID? Need Help?

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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