FREE Social Media Course

My friend, Nils Smith, is one of the leading voices on Social Media in the church world today. He has created a 3-part Video Course designed to help churches grow!

Are you ready to grow your church using social media?

Nils has created 3 unique training sessions on the following:

  1. Top 10 Mistakes Churches Make with Social Media
  2. The Facebook Framework to Grow Your Church
  3. Defining the Win for Your Church on Social Media

There is no catch, it’s absolutely FREE! Nils does have other resources you can purchase after the course like his book, The Social Media Guide, but this training itself is completely free and we believe will help you start growing your church in the next 7 days!

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Click here to get started.

Have You Heard of 30 Hour Famine?


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.

FREE DVD: Fearless!

If you’ve followed my blog or twitter long enough, you’ll know that I absolutely LOVE giving away FREE stuff.  Today (and tomorrow) are those kind of days here.

My friends at Dare2Share are putting together an incredible 2015 tour called
“Fearless” and they want to give you a sneak peak into this year’s experience. Make sure you click the link below to get your FREE copy!

At the 2015 Fearless Tour, through deep worship, powerful training from the book of Ephesians, and life changing dramas, teens will encounter God’s radical love for them and then have the chance to share that love with others in a practical outreach experience.

Here’s a little info on what you’ll get if you click to get your FREE Tour DVD (by mail or instant download):

  • Fearless-DVDVideos and information about Dare 2 Share
  • Promotional videos you can show your students to get them excited for the event (including a 2 week pre-conference video curriculum)
  • Speaker and Artist information including music videos from The Digital Age, Starfield and Kutless
  • A special message from Greg Stier to church leaders

[Click here] to get your FREE DVD now!

Want to Win Starbucks for Life?

Starbucks just announced something pretty big. This holiday season our friends @Starbucks will be giving away 10 “lifetime Starbucks cards,” which offer free beverages every day for 30 years!  From December 2 until Christmas, anyone who swipes a registered Starbucks gift card gets a chance to win one of these special cards. They will also be eligible for other giveaways too!   Not too bad, eh?

I love giving away FREE stuff too.  Subscribe to my blog right now and follow my twitter (@terracecrawford) for your chance to win as we’ll have a series of giveaways between now and this Christmas!

What’s your favorite Starbucks Holiday drink of choice?   I like anything with Salted Caramel Mocha.



I Can’t Believe This Resource is FREE!

I feel awful.  Last summer I found a pretty amazing resource (a FREE one!) and absolutely loved it!  The thing is, I only told people about it word-of-mouth.  I never mentioned one thing (to my knowledge…) about it here on the blog.   So, with that said… check this out!

Here’s a quick summary about this resource: The Life Book contains a short recap of the Old Testament, the entire Gospel of John, scriptural answers to issues that teenagers face, as well as an opportunity for teenagers to put their faith in Christ.

Did I mention that these are FREE?

As a veteran youth worker, I’m always looking for great ideas like this! This is one of those GREAT ideas! And, what’s amazing, is that they’ll give your youth groups 1,000 FREE Bibles to give away. That’s right — ONE THOUSAND in your hands … FOR FREE.

Here are 3 ways we used LifeBooks in our context:

1. We gave them to students (after a little instruction) to hand out in their schools.

2. We used them in our gift bags for guests.

3. We took them with us on our summer mission trips and gave them away during our commute.

I just spoke with Adam over at @TheLifeBook movement and he gave me some amazing stats —  over 14.3 Million books have been distributed since 2010!  There have been nearly 7 Million books distributed during this school year alone and over 800k student missionaries have given the gift of The LifeBook to their classmates!   All of this is so great, but the truth is that every one of those numbers has a name. They represent people who need a Savior.

So won’t you consider being a part of @TheLifebook Movement? Contact them today and tell them I sent you!  Go… get your LifeBooks!

Free Webinar: Parent’s Guide to Social Media

Since I’ve written Going Social, a practical guide on Social Media, there have been several other really great resources released.  One of those is a great book by my friend, Adam McLane on helping parents (and teens, really) navigate life online.

There is no doubt that social media is shaping the way teens interact with each other and with their parents and there is always some new, challenging issue parents have to deal with as their kids move through the teenage years.  We know the power of social media but very few families have a plan in place for their kids or know how to help them navigate through our digital world.

I have good news. My friends over at ParentMinistry.Net are hosting a free webinar this Thursday (May 23, 2013 – 2:00PM CST) to help you process some of the current issues with social media and will offer resources on how you can help parents. Adam Mclane from the Youth Cartel is going to lead this special online session and I encourage you to reserve your spot and join in! There is limited space so make sure and hold you spot today!