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!

FREE Resources & Giveaways from @ThisWeekinYM

Have you checked out the latests podcast? If not, you may have missed this…

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I recently interviewed Walt Mueller (from CPYU) on the show.  We talked youth culture, The VMAs, and more.  It was a great conversation.  During our time together Walt offered EVERY listener to the podcast a FREE, ONE YEAR subscription to CPYU’s Parent Page!   This resource is $5.00 monthly ($60 yearly), but you can get it for FREE from This Week in Youth Ministry. You must catch the show before the last day of September though, the coupon code we provide you with on the show expires then!

You can listen to the podcast [here] or on iTunes [here].

Also, we’re giving away an Apple Watch!  That’s right.  We’re giving away an Apple Watch with our friends @LeaderTreks.   You only have 2 days left to enter!   [Enter here now]

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Win a NabuX from #ThisWeekinYM!

This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast is giving away a Nabu X! It’s one of the latest products from Razer and is part fitness monitor and part social activity monitor in one piece of wearable tech.  Go here to [enter] now.

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 12.21.27 PMAs an fitness monitor, the Nabu X tracks steps, calories, distance and sleep along with its companion app for iOS and Android (Windows soon to come). One nifty feature with its sleep tracking is that you can set the band to either automatically go into sleep mode, or wait for you to manually enter sleep mode.

Compared with the original Nabu smartband, the NabuX is part social activity monitor, functioning with a multicolored light system, to notify you of texts, phone calls, and emails. The LED lights can be customized to illuminate for specific notifications, and they light up to show you your daily step goal percentages too!  In addition to these (and many other features), the NabuX battery life is good for 5-7 days and is water resistant up to 1m.

And you can WIN one for FREE from the Podcast.  Just simply go here to [enter]. Refer a friend and get 5 more entries = 5  more chances to win!  Hurry, this contest goes away on July 8th.  Enter [here] now!  And thanks for listening to #ThisWeekinYM!

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Starbucks


Chances are, you’ve already been to Starbucks today or plan to visit later.  This brand has become a global powerhouse and doesn’t plan to curtail its plans to expand moving forward. I love my cup of Joe too (preferably Iced, thank you), but these are 10 mind-blowing facts about the bean giant that I’ll bet you didn’t know:

1. There are more than 87,000 possible drink combinations at Starbucks.

2. A grande coffee has 330 milligrams of caffeine, more than four times the amount of caffeine found in a Red Bull.

3. Starbucks uses 4 billion paper cups per year.

4. The company earned more than $1.25 billion in profit last year, enough to buy every American 2 cups of coffee.

5. Starbucks has grown an average of 2 stores every day for the last 27 years.

6. There are plans to open over 1,000 new stores in China in the next year alone.

7. The coffee giant spends more in employee health care than coffee beans each year.

8. The most loyal 20% of Starbucks customers visit the store at least 16 times monthly.

9. Sante Fe Springs, CA has the most Starbucks stores in a 25-mile radius with 560 stores!

10. In the week leading up to Christmas 2013, the company sold more than 2 million gift cards every single day.

 

Win FREE TICKETS to the D6 Conference!

Update:  Congrats to Ryan Feltman, the winner of our giveaway!   

The D6 Conference is coming up & I would love for YOU to join me in Louisville for the event! To make that happen, I’m giving away TWO FREE REGISTRATIONS (one for YOU & a guest) to one lucky person right here on the blog on Friday, October 4, 2013!

All you have to do is (a) follow me on twitter, (b) TWEET about this contest (with a link to this post) and (c) leave a comment in this post with a link to your tweet. It’s just that simple. We’ll be choosing a winner at random, using Random.org, on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 5.00PM eastern.

Don’t forget to check back on this Friday to see if you’ve won!

*Please note the guidelines before entering to make sure you enter correctly.

Official Guidelines:
*The sponsor of this promotion\contest is
TerraceCrawford.com
*The promotion will begin immediately and will end at 5:00pm Eastern on Friday, October  4th, 2013

* The winner is responsible for contacting the sponsor (Terrace Crawford) after promotion ends and the winner is announced within 3 days to claim prize.
*To enter the promotion, the entrant must have a valid twitter account and follow @terracecrawford. The entrant must also tweet about the contest (or promotion) at least once and must comment here on the blog with a link to their tweet.
*One winner will be chosen by the sponsor at random (using Random.org). Sponsor will post the winner’s name to this post. If the winner does not respond within three (3) days, he or she will forfeit the prize.
*No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Sponsor and family members of such employees are not eligible to enter. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless sponsor(s) from any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the promotion.

We appreciate any additional tweeting about this contest! Good luck to all who enter!

Here’s a sample tweet: @terracecrawford is giving away FREE TICKETS to the @D6Conference!  http://bit.ly/17swyqG