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Creation SwapToday’s Friday Favorite comes courtesy of Creation Swap. I stumbled upon Creation Swap several years ago when it went by the name CreativeMYK. Their site contains thousands of Christian based graphics and motion clips for you to use.

The site is a giant network of people who share their work through the site. It is loaded with all sorts of graphic art in different formats. While some can only be downloaded in a .jpeg or .gif format, many others are editable. This make it nice if you want to tailor it for your church or student ministry.

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EGAD IdeasHappy Friday! Today I want to share with you one of the greatest resources for games that you will find anywhere on the internet. EGAD! Ideas was founded and is run by Chris Fane. Their site offers over 1,800 resources for youth ministries. You can find anything from crafts to games to sermons.

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The Big GameThe Super Bowl is just around the corner, and since 111 million people tuned in last year, we figured there might be a good chance that you were one of them. The great thing about the Super Bowl is that you don’t have to be a football fan in order to watch. You may be watching because you want to hang out with friends, watch some funny commercials, or you may be one of those crazed halftime viewers!

No matter how you slice it, the Super Bowl is a phenomenal draw, and that’s why we are making the Super Bowl our Friday Favorite. To be more specific, we are going to give you a few helpful tips to make your big party a hit before it officially starts. The following are some pre-game ideas to take your party to the next step.

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The Source for Youth MinistryHappy Friday to you all! We hope you’ve had a great week! Today is Friday, so we want to once again share with you one of our favorite websites: The Source for Youth Ministry.

The Source has incredible resources and information that has been compiled by Jonathan McKee. He started another website in 1999 and found out that there were a ton of youth workers around the world that were craving a site like this. While many sites have launched since, The Source remains one of the elite, providing materials that are relevant and up to date.

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Austin McCann BlogNow that the holidays are over, Friday’s Favorite makes it’s return! This week our favorite is featuring another great blog for a vast array of student ministry related topics. I encourage you all to check out Austin McCann’s Blog.

I was first introduced to Austin’s blog through the another blogger, Josh Evans. I read Josh often and figured that any recommendations from him would be helpful. Austin provides a plethora of information on issues dealing with games, media, theology, leadership and a ton more.

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joshhevans.comIn celebration of the continuation of the world, we share with you another one of our favorites: Josh Evans’ Blog.

Josh is a student pastor at Union Grove Baptist Church in North Carolina. Despite being a die-hard Duke Blue Devils fan, he shares some great resources and insights on his blog. Of course, we focus primarily on the games (which can be found under the “freebies” tab on his blog), but he also shares about relevant topics that are pertinent to youth pastors today.

Personally, I love reading and hearing from other youth pastors who are in the trenches. I feel like they understand where I’m at and that our hearts are knit together by the same call and passion. Take some time today to check out and subscribe to Josh’s blog (I do!) and follow him on Twitter @grovepjosh. He posts frequently and shares relevant posts from others who are involved in student ministry as well. Gather some great ideas and start incorporating them into your ministry in 2013!

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One Dollar BillAs a kid, I would visit my mom and stepdad just about every weekend. For a brief time as child, we went to church. Honestly, I didn’t like it, but that’s another story for another time. However, one of the things I distinctly remember was that they made me and my two stepbrothers tithe 10%… on a $1 allowance. It’s not that I hated giving a measly dime in the offering every week, it was that I hated going to the Dollar Store after having to tithe on my $1 allowance! Do you know how depressing it is as a kid to know you are so close to buying something, only to have to walk away empty handed?!

Over the years, my view of dollar stores has changed. While I normally share websites, tips and games, today I want to share with you one of my favorite places to create a game: the Dollar Store. Now keep in mind that when I say the dollar store, I’m talking about those stores that sell EVERYTHING in their store for $1 or less. Places like Dollar Tree or the .99 Only Store.

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