Today’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.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of the game show, “Minute To Win It”, but what you may not know is that they provide an amazing list of games on their website. By simply clicking the link, you will have access to over 200 games!
Each game comes with written and video instructions, as well as what you’ll need to play the game. The simplicity and short time span that these games take make them appealing to ministries. Let’s face it, most nights, we don’t want a large chunk of time preparing and playing a game.
While the site is loaded with games, it can also be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we are going to sift through every single game and pick out our Top 20. Starting Monday, we will share a game every weekday during the month of March. We will also share some ways to incorporate the games into a themed night, month or summer competition.
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As you’ll see, it’s a simple concept, but tons of fun. We’ve also included a sample Freeze Frame (Boy Band Edition) for you to use so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about.
In ministry, it’s easy to get so caught up in your numerous endeavors, that we forget to stop and celebrate the successes with the people who help make them a reality. If you are a part of a healthy ministry, it is because you understand the value of getting others involved and recognize that a “do it all” mentality is foolish.
I recently read an article by Aaron Helman that said forty percent of youth pastors are suffering from burnout. Interestingly enough, ninety percent of those youth pastors are classified as workaholics. What it tells me is that too many youth pastors are trying to do it all by themselves. I understand that finding good help can be a challenge at times, but it’s certainly not impossible. I firmly believe that God not only calls us, but also equips us with the tools we need to be successful in His eyes.