Naomi’s Story

Creative Worship, Meeting Report, Youth Ministry Ideas
We are now in our 17th week of storytelling our way through the Bible. There was one week that was just a review so tonight was our 16th story. I wrote a version of the book of Ruth that I called Naomi's story. It was a fun one to write because the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz is such a rich one, but also a very straightforward story. I have included the story after the jump. There may be a typo or two, but I think you will find it helpful. THE STORY During the time of the judges in the town of Bethlehem there lived a man named Elimelech and his wife Naomi, which means pleasant. Because of a Famine in the land Elimelech, Naomi, and their two…
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Life-Sized Bop-It

Life-Sized Bop-It

Games, Meeting Report, Object Lessons, Youth Ministry Ideas
Suddenly we got a new channel on our cable system called "The Hub." I don't know where it came from, but it has classic Transformers and G.I Joe cartoons, Fraggle Rock, and this interesting double dare-ish game show called "Family Game Night." The show is just a blatant commercial for the Hasbro board games, but my son likes it so it is something that is fun to watch for the whole family. One of the games on the show is this big Bop-it inspired octagon that has 8 different stations where people whack, pull, and bop things as they are told by computer voice. My son thinks the game is great and will often walk around the house saying "bop it, kick it, pull it, etc." One day when we…
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Geekstravaganza

Geekstravaganza

Meeting Report, Outreach Ideas, RPG, Youth Ministry Ideas
  My volunteer technical director (and co-host of God Geeks) is heading off to college. This past week was his last Wednesday night so in honor of him we did an all Geek youth lesson that I lovingly called a Geekstravaganza. It was the first lesson that I wrote fresh in a long time. I have been doing things from Lifeway and then stuff from our Dating 101 since December so it felt nice to get back into the writing again, even if it was themes that we have covered many times before. The Geekstravaganza was broken into 3 parts: 1) You are a super hero. You have powers because Jesus said that you have power. In Ephesians 2 Paul elaborates on that and says that you have the same…
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Sure Target

Cool Stuff, Meeting Report
I don't know if there are other wanna be After Effects movie makers out there, but if there are I found a great free effect over at Video Copilot. It makes camera movements very intuitive. Check out the tutorial and download the project file for the effect. I have included my first video attempt using this effect below.
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