Win 2 Tickets to the D6 Conference! #D62019

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I’m stoked to announce that I will be speaking at the D6 Conference in Orlando, Florida this September and I want you to join me!

I am giving away 2 FREE TICKETS to the Conference (Valued at $700!) to two lucky people.  Enter NOW here for your chance to win these tickets.

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 community. 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 entire conference is centered around making sure each member of your team has the opportunity to learn and grow together!

Hurry – you must enter by May 15. Enter NOW here for your chance to win!

Have You Heard of 30 Hour Famine?

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One of the best experiences (in my mind) with students has been a shared experience with them where we tackle some of the world’s problems … like hunger.  I have taken students through a 30-Hour Famine numerous times.  I mean, who can forget going without food for 30 straight hours?  It’s not even the focus. You begin to understand, even in that small sacrifice, what others must deal with DAILY around the world.

World Vision sets you up for an experience that you and your students will never forget. They provide a FREE event kit, complete with activities and ideas for you to do during your time together as you get just a taste of the hardships others face globally.

World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine is an opportunity that will empower your students to fight global hunger. The idea is simple: students fast for 30 hours and participate in activities that help them learn about the realities of world hunger. Those 30 hours will transform their relationship with God as they discover – and help fight – the injustices that hunger inflicts on millions of children all over the world. Join thousands of other youth fighting hunger through the 30 Hour Famine.

Simply pick your own date and order your FREE event kit from World Vision! Visit their website to sign up at 30HourFamine to learn more or to get started. When you sign up, they’ll send you a FREE event kit with everything you need to impact your students’ lives.

Go to 30HourFamine to sign up.

6 Tips on Engaging Youth in Service

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My friend, Kevin Mahaffy, shared 6 tips on how to get teenagers involved in their communities and I thought these were very helpful.  I will share 4 of them with you here on the blog, and you can get the link to the full post at the end.

        • Make it fun. If serving is a drag, students will not want to do it. It can be hard and challenging, but it’s never dull. Find ways to make service fun. Build fun competition, crack jokes when things aren’t going as planned, give them fun incentives, etc. Give students shirts when they register. Host a swim party after a long day of serving. Take students out for a Slurpee or a burger on the way home. Be creative and show them that serving, especially together with their friends, can be fun.
        • Make it short. The best way to introduce healthy elements into your ministry is by starting small. For “Love Long Island,” I knew that if I asked students to sacrifice their whole spring break, our participation would have been minimal. By making it a two-day commitment on the front-end of the week, they still had five days to sleep in, play video games, or whatever they wanted. Our service days were only 9am-3pm so they still had their evenings on those two days.
        • Make it affordable. Service projects are built into my student ministry budget. I purchase needed supplies, etc. using those funds. For “Love Long Island,” I just charged students $25. For the two days that covered their t-shirt, bag lunches, chaperones, and transportation. Even if you don’t have a budget, you can keep the cost low. Again, be creative. Have students bring personal work gear, tools, and even their lunch.
        • Make it regular. Through the years I have always looked for ways to make service a constant on our calendar. In addition to our annual events and mission trips, we also designate monthly or bi-monthly “Serve Nights” for our small groups. On those nights, rather than having regular small group meetings, they plan and implement service projects as groups. Through the years they have made care packages for kids with cancer, wrote Valentine’s cards for veterans, visited nursing homes, cleaned the church, delivered goodie bags to local business owners, and picked up trash around town.

Go here to read the full post.

 

Last Day to Save!

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D6 Conference 2019 FINAL DAY to save $80.

Register TODAY and save $80 per person. Price increases at midnight.

Generational Discipleship is the very essence of cultural change. Only when the church partners with parents will true discipleship occur.

COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM TO PLAN YOUR DISCIPLESHIP STRATEGY

Register TODAY and save $80!

Go here and secure your spot(s) today!

FREE Ticket to the Student Strategies Summit

Have you gotten your FREE TICKET to the Student Ministry Strategies Summit? This totally FREE, Online conference will be held on February 26-27, 2019 and will feature some of the top experts in the field of Youth Ministries.

The Student Ministry Strategies Summit will cover topics like: Campus outreach, Communication with Senior Pastors, Avoiding Burnout, Partnering with Parents and much more!

▶ Claim Your FREE TICKET Here.

Better Man University

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I’m excited to share some news with you. I am embracing a calling to a forgotten people group.

For the last couple of years I have had a burn in me to in invest young men (19-30) and I have really approached it unintentionally. My life, since 18, has largely been dedicated to youth work (teenagers), but I have said that our forgotten generation were kids who graduate out of high school and are lost. They are often left to wander with no shepherd. And more often than not, they wander with no earthly father.

What I found was these young men began to walk into my life and I was able to mentor them. Many of them now even consider me their earthly father. ( I can’t tell you how that touches the core of who I am ).

Recently I have spent considerable time reflecting, praying, and seeking direction and have decided to create something for this forgotten group. It will begin as a blog and website, continue with a podcast, coaching, regional events and expand into more as God leads.

This new venture will be evangelistic at its core, offering practical daily advice for men (19-30+), with life lessons and tips from both Christian and secular experts, but offering the invitation to faith in Christ.

It’s called “Better Man University.”

Better Man University will call men everywhere to be better students, friends, husbands, citizens, employees, and, yes, Christ followers too.

I hope you will join in the excitement here, with a comment or a share, or both and offer a prayer for this forgotten group. And, if you are so inclined to partner up with me, send me a message! Go to www.BetterManUniversity.com to learn more.

And for those wondering, I will continue my volunteer work with teenagers, my podcast for youth workers, and my resource sites (MinistryDownloads.com and MinistryPerks.com) will continue to serve leaders everywhere!

May this year be our banner year!

Practical Tips for Easter Engagement


My friend Ryan and I recently did a Video Interview discussing our top church ideas for Easter. These tips, we feel, will help you get some great engagement leading up to the Superbowl of Sundays…EASTER!

Also, If you’re looking for GREAT Easter Resources, be sure to check these great resource sites out:

The FREE Ultimate Easter Kit ➤ Download this FREE Kit!

MinistryDownloads.com ➤ Download Resources for Your Ministry

Last Day to Save!

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Today is a BIG day.  It’s the last day of the year, but its also your last chance to save BIG on a wonderful opportunity to secure spots for your team at at the D6 Conference with a really big discount!

If you register TODAY, before midnight, you will save $100 per person!

Generational Discipleship is the very essence of cultural change. This theme emphasizes the idea that discipleship is not an event, but a way of life. Only when the church partners with parents will true discipleship occur.

Over 50+ speakers will train your team in sunny Orlando, Florida at this conference.
Join me and hundreds of other leaders from around the globe at this incredible Family Ministry conference, designed for your entire team.

REGISTER HERE NOW TO CLAIM YOUR SPOTS!

How to Retire in 100 Days 🙌🎉


​One of the things I am always talking to people about is about earning passive income. I love affiliate programs and we have a solid one at MinistryDownloads.com too (see the end of this post for that).

​When it comes to affiliate programs, there are a few things that you should look for. Here are 4 that make up a good affiliate
program:​

✅ It pays you over and over again

✅ Customer is tracked to you for life

✅ Free to join

✅ Great affiliate support

An example of a program that meets those four requirements is ClickFunnels.

They give you 40% of the customers bill for life. Not only do you get paid over and over again, but the customers you referred are yours for life. Anything they buy in the future, you will make money on.​ ​

The affiliate program is also free to join. However, I do recommend you to be a customer or at least sign up for the FREE 14-DAY TRIAL so you can get to know the product better.

To help their affiliates, ClickFunnels has a 100 Day Super Affiliate Challenge. If you accept the challenge, they will guide to step by step on how to become a ClickFunnels super affiliate and retire in the next 100 days​. Yes, RETIRE in 100 DAYS.

The challenge is free to join and all the training is free as well. I recommend signing up even if you don’t plan to be a ClickFunnels affiliate because the training can be applied to any affiliate marketing program.

We have a great affiliate program at MinistryDownloads.com  too. We grant 50% of conversions on all sales to our affiliates, and we grant 50% on every ALL ACCESS
​subscription. That means every leader you get to sign up for our membership we give you 50% of their monthly payment for LIFE, or until they cancel or die (both are unfortunate)! ​ If you’d like more information simply contact me here and I’ll be glad to walk you through personally.​