About Terrace Crawford

nationally recognized youth SPEAKER; a MENTOR to youth & youth workers; social media CONSULTANT; writer & EDITOR @ churchleaders.com; AUTHOR of @goingsocialbook

LIVE from D6 in DALLAS!

I’m in DALLAS speaking at the D6 Conference this week. If you can’t join me here you can catch the LIVE stream [here]. ((Check out the LIVE Stream schedule below))

You can also follow me on twitter (@terracecrawford) to catch the action. I’ll be on Snapchat and Instagram too, if you’re there (find me @terracecrawford).

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Love these speaker tiles the d6 Conference created:
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Hurricane Harvey: 4 Ways To Help

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Even though Hurricane Irma just packed a punch across the Eastern part of our United States, people are still in desperate need after Hurricane Harvey left its destruction in Texas.  Many of our youth ministry friends have lost so much in the path of this storm and are in great need of our help!

I’ve put together several ways for you to help make an instant impact in the lives of those affected by Hurricane Harvey:

1. PURCHASE THIS BUNDLE (50% Of Proceeds Benefit Texas Youth Workers!)
At MinistryDownloads.com we’ve put together a bundle of resources (Over $750 in  Downloadable Resources–Sermon Series, Games, Admin Helps, Media & More! for  ONLY $49!) and we are donating 50% of ALL proceeds to benefit Texas youth workers! This bundle will be available for purchase until 11:59PM EDT on September 30.  Go [hereto check out this bundle and purchase now.

2. GO (OR PLAN) TO SERVE
I am working with TWO great missions organizations (Experience Mission and Group Mission Trips) to help coordinate short-term and long-term serve opportunities on the ground in Texas!  If you would like more information about how you can take a team (big or small) on a short-term or long-term serve project, please contact me.

3. PRAY FOR VICTIMS
The storm has passed but the affects will be long lasting. Those affected by Hurricane Harvey will be dealing with the destruction for months, maybe years, to come. Texas youth workers, among everyone who experienced a loss of some kind, very much need our continued prayers.  Do not underestimate the power of your prayers.  We need a great prayer army to remember everyone during this time (especially since their stories are no longer being covered in the media).

4. GIVE TO OTHER CHARITIES
Even if you don’t purchase our Bundle at MinistryDownloads.com, there are numerous charitable organizations that are on the ground and doing great work in the state of Texas. I personally have donated to individuals who have suffered loss, to Samaritan’s Purse, to the Red Cross, and to the Salvation Army. I would recommend donating funds to any of these organizations.


SHARE this post with your friends on your Social networks. Getting the word out about how to help is really the first step in serving those who need a hand.

If you’re on Twitter, you can click [here] to Retweet this post.

How You Can Help Texas Youth Workers!

We thought nothing could ever touch the impact of Hurricane Katrina until now. Our friends in Texas are recovering from what is considered the worst disaster in our Nation’s history, Hurricane Harvey.

Just days ago this came home to me (and many of us) as my dear friend, Stephanie Caro, and her husband, Steve had to be rescued in the flood waters of Katy, Texas (pictured below: Caro’s Rescue).  You can read more about the rescue [here].  There has been a GoFundMe Campaign set up to help Stephanie and her husband recover. Please go [here] to make a donation and read the full story of why their need is so great.

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This week I’ve been hearing stories from youth workers who have been affected by this storm, in addition to Stephanie, and I want to help further.  At MinistryDownloads.com we’ve decided to offer 50% of the profits from our Fall Starter Bundle to benefit youth workers in Texas.

This bundle features over $750 in downloadable resources, and we’ve reduced it to ONLY $49 — but only till September 30. The entire month of September you can purchase the bundle, 50% of the profit from your purchase will instantly go to youth workers affected by the Hurricane, and you can enjoy & use all the downloads in your ministry!  Go [here] to purchase the bundle & make an instant impact in the lives of church leaders in Texas!

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This really goes without saying, but most importantly during this time those affected by the storm need our prayers!  Join with me in praying for the victims of this disaster, and if you can help, please give.  Thank you!

 

Final Hours to Save BIG on D6 Conference!

d6newbannerI’m STOKED to announce that it was just confirmed I’ll be speaking at this year’s D6 Conference in Dallas, Texas!  And I want YOU to join me and hundreds of other church leaders for the best Family Ministry Conference.

TODAY is a huge day… as it’s your last chance to SAVE BIG on tickets! You can save until midnight, so HURRY, and get registered [here].

Don’t forget, your Senior Pastor can join you free! Use the code: BRINGMYBOSS

The D6 Conference is the one family ministry conference designed to help your ministry team get on the same page to minister to the families in your city. We invite over 50 of the top family ministry leaders to lead you through a learning and planning process that you’ll never forget. The whole conference is centered around making sure that each member of your team has the chance to learn and grow together. You won’t believe what a difference it makes when your entire team dreams together at the same event.

“D6 feels less like a conference and more like being part of a movement that God is using to impact a generation.” – Brian Haynes

Go [here] and register NOW!

Dare 2 Share LIVE: A Rally Point for Teen-Led, Gospel Growth

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On September 23rd, 2017, 50,000 teens will boldly take their faith one step further. Rallying together for THE Cause of Christ — a.k.a The Great Commission — students and their youth leaders will gather for the first ever Dare 2 Share LIVE simulcast!

But what is Dare 2 Share LIVE? Simply put, Dare 2 Share LIVE is a teen-led movement of gospel-conversations from coast to coast for the purpose of reaching the next generation.

In greater detail, Dare 2 Share LIVE is all about One Day. One Message. One Hope — with the desire to spark revival within the Church.

ONE DAY

Driven from a live event in Denver, Colorado and broadcast out to 50+ locations nationwide, Saturday, September 23, 2017, Dare 2 Share LIVE is the start of a movement where thousands of teenagers and adult leaders will be released…at the EXACT SAME TIME…into their communities to serve and share the gospel.

See specific time zone schedules here.

This one day will also equip students to have gospel conversations wherever they go, including conversations they may have a week later at See You at the Pole (a worldwide event where millions of teens gather at their own campuses to pray over their schools).

ONE MESSAGE

We know that the gospel changes everything. And as Christians we have a Cause – Christ’s Cause – to share this good news with our world.

When students are captured by Jesus and His mission, their heartbeat changes and so does the trajectory of their lives…and the lives of those they reach with the gospel. This message is where true change and impact is going to start, not only for this generation, but for our communities and this country.

ONE HOPE

Nothing transforms a student like seeing someone respond to the clearly articulated gospel. Once they experience this, it’s a game changer. Their excitement is uncontainable and their energy makes them an unstoppable force.

Now imagine 50,000 teenagers all going out equipped with the gospel, and as they step out into their communities to serve through local food drives, they are bringing help to those in need. Paired with the gospel, teenagers will show the world the hope that the followers of Christ bring. This is the true hope, not only for this generation, but for our communities and this country.

In One Day, with One Message, with teens rallying together for One Hope, lives will forever be changed by the power of the gospel. And if this is what we can do in just one day, imagine what these same teens can do with the rest of their lives. Imagine the eternal impact.

Want to learn more or sign your youth group up for this teen-led movement of gospel conversations? Click here.

Blog Buzz About MinistryDownloads.com

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This week there’s been a bit of a blog tour going on about the launch of MinistryDownloads.com – a new resource site for Ministry Leaders that I launched just 2 weeks ago.

Check out the following blogs of some great leaders:

Rob Shepherd – [Click here] to view his blog
Rob is the Senior Pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in VA and has been a great friend to me! He is one of my favorite speakers too.  
Austin McCann – [Click here] to view his blog
Austin is leading a fierce effort to reach the next generation. Love this guy’s creativity! He’s got several resources on the site
Tom Pounder– [Click here] to visit his blog
Tom is a fellow Orange blogger, podcaster, and is doing some great work in Student Ministry!  Be sure to follow him.
Ben Marshall – [Click here] to visit Ben’s blog
I recently met Ben, a Campus pastor from Michigan (super nice guy!). This dude definitely has a gift of encouragement. He’s got some resources on MD too. Check them out!
Brad Huss – [Click here] to view his blog
I connected with Brad years ago online.  He and I have been friends ever since. He’s in the Charlotte area, but his reach goes incredibly far beyond that!  Really appreciate this guy.
Bobby Howell – [Click here] to visit his blog
I recently got connected to Robert. He started blowing up my Twitter encouraging the heck out of me after reading my book, Going Social. Then he started sharing about MinistryDownloads.com.  This guy is awesome.
Randy Brown – [Click here] to visit Randy’s blog
Randy has a huge heart for the next generation.  I recently ran across this blogger who is doing some great work in Student Ministry. 

I so appreciate anyone sharing the news about the launch of the site. If you tweet about it, tag me (@terracecrawford) and I’ll retweet you! If you blog about it, shoot me a link & I’ll add your link to this post!  Thanks, friends!

Win $1000 in Resources for Your Church

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So excited to officially announce this.

I really wanted to do something to help Small(er) Churches, so I’ve asked YouthMinistryPartners.com to team up with me to offer $1000 in Resources for Small(er) Churches!

One lucky church will get $1000 in Resources (including Downloadable Resources from MinistryDownloads.com + GROOVE Curriculum from YouthMinistryPartners.com and the brand-new release from Brad Fiscus & Stephanie Caro, Small(er) Church Youth Ministry: No Money, No Staff, No Problem!)

Enter the [giveaway here] for a chance to win some amazing resources for your ministry!

The Launch of MinistryDownloads.com!

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So excited to announce that over the weekend I launched MinistryDownloads.com! This new Ministry Resource site is for every ministry leader in the Church.  You’ll find resources for Children’s leaders, Youth Leaders, Group Leaders, and even Senior Pastors!  New products will be released EVERY Tuesday!

Check it out [here] and let me know what you think in the comments!

This week, in celebration of the Orange Conference, I am offering 20% OFF ALL products over on the site!  Just use code: ORANGE20 at checkout!  Happy Shopping!

I sincerely hope this site is a blessing to you.