I have the privilege of being a contributor for an incredible website called Download Youth Ministry. Created by student ministry legends Doug Fields and Josh Griffin, DYM is a website that provides youth workers with access to high-quality, easy to use, and affordable resources. Whether you're looking for solid teaching content, hilarious games, small group curriculum, or parent resources... DYM literally has it all. Listed below are a few of my resources that are available.
CROWD CHARADES flips the classic game of charades on its head and gets your entire crowd involved. Choose two contestants (or more) to come to the stage and have them compete to see who can guess the answer as the ENTIRE audience acts it out. Encourage the crowd to work together and watch as hilarity ensues! I created several editions (including holidays) of this game because my students love it so much!
JUST DO THIS. is a teaching manuscript and small group guide based on Micah 6:8 that shows students how our response to what God has done for us should be to do justice, love mercy, and walk in humility. It includes a complete and editable teaching manuscript with high-resolution graphics, small group discussion questions, and social media integration for Facebook and Instagram.
HIPSTERGRAMS is a ready-to-use image pack that features awesome photos (mostly of young people) paired with Scripture and inspirational quotes. These high-res images are perfect for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Each volume contains ten (10) scripture images and three (3) inspirational quotes. Several editions available... including one for each season!
WHERE IS YOUR FOUNDATION? is a teaching manuscript and small group guide based on Matthew 7:24-27. This resource includes a complete and editable teaching manuscript with high-resolution graphics, small group discussion questions, and social media integration for Facebook and Instagram.
Do you have trouble telling the difference between all of the famous guys named Chris in these super hero movies? Are you convinced that they were all made in a factory that produces 30-something action heroes with great hair and stubble? CHRIS-CROSSED is the perfect game for you! It will help you tell the difference between Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans with fun and challenging multiple choice questions that your crowd will love!
CUSTOM SNAPCHAT GEOFILTERS STARTER KIT is a graphic design resource that helps you create your own custom, on-demand geofilters for Snapchat. It includes 10 custom filters that are ready to go, as well as the Photoshop templates and instructions you need to create your own.
I've probably sent more time studying Jesus' parable of the father and his two sons in Luke 15 than any other passage in the Bible. It's a powerful tale that resonates in our current culture, and challenges non-Christians and Christians alike. PRODIGALS is a two-week series on this parable that includes teaching manuscripts with high-resolution graphics, small group discussion questions, and social media integration.
REAL OR FAKE: UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO EDITION was a random idea that came to me the week this drink was released by Starbucks. Two days after I made it, Josh Griffen used this game at a student ministry conference I was attending, and I got to watch a huge crowd of youth pastors roar with laughter while playing a game I made on whim. It was a fun experience, and I'm glad that hundreds of student ministries around the country got to use this fun game.
BEAUTY OR BEAST is a game I created because a bunch of my students were in the musical. The audience is shown a close-up image of hair, and they have to determine if it's a photo of a celebrity or a wild animal.
Yep... it's kinda hilarious.