Thursday, May 9, 2013

TheSource4YM.com Resource Review


This is a review of the website TheSource4YM.com. I looked at some of the strengths, weaknesses, and best take-aways, as well as what the background of the website is. If you would like to look at the website itself, all underlined points are the categories in which the information may be found. Hopefully this will be helpful in making you aware of a new youth ministry resource and how to use it. God's blessings!
Website Background: About Us
·         Nonprofit organization
·         Begun 1999 as JonathansResources.com
·         Run by Jonathan McKee
o   Founder and president
o   Author of numerous youth ministry and parenting books
o   Speaks and trains at conferences
o   Frequently writes articles for websites such as YouthSpecialties.com
Strengths
·         Logistical Crud: Completely free printables, including permission forms, fundraising forms, leadership/staff applications and interview guides, etc.
·         Games and Icebreakers: Games and how to lead them
o   Suggested by other youth leaders
o   Easily navigable
·         Free Training Tools/Videos: articles for how to connect to teens, navigating church politics/logistics, maximize ministry
Weaknesses
·         Music Discussion, Movie Discussions, Youtube Discussion Starters, Talks/Sermons, etc. had moralistic rather than Law/Gospel oriented or Christological focus
·         Slang Dictionary records terms not frequently used by youth (possibly excepting inner city youth)
·         Religious or denominational affiliation not made clear, so no ties to a specific theology or teaching
Take-Aways
·         Movie reviews can help determine whether or not to see movie and recommend to students, questions can provoke discussion on meaning behind movie
·         Games and events helpful for planning, can be tailored to group needs
·         Printable forms such as permission forms, guidelines/procedures, staff/volunteer applications, etc.
Rating: ⋆⋆⋆⋆ (4/5 stars)
Overall, this is a strong free website for youth leaders needing supplemental resources for planning, organization, logistics, advice, etc.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rocks Trivia



What is the study of rocks called?
A.Geography
B.Rockology
C.Teleology
D.Geology


What type of rock does 1 Peter 2 call Jesus?

A.Cornerstone
B.Sandstone
C.Center stone
D.Limestone


What did Jesus say about the rocks on Palm Sunday?
A.They were made holy by his touch.
B.If the people weren’t praising him, the rocks would.

C.He formed them with his own hands.
D.By Friday, they would be used to reject him.


Who is commonly called the “King of Rock and Roll”?
A.Michael Jackson
B.Justin Bieber
C.Elvis Presley
D.Slash from Guns n Roses


What type of rock is used today in pencils?
A.Lead
B.Graphite

C.Onyx
D.Hematite


Which of the following is NOT a rock type Pokémon?
A.Steelix
B.Golem
C.Graveler
D.Onix
E.Tyranitar


What type of stone was used to build the Lincoln Memorial?
A.Granite
B.Marble

C.Limestone
D.Sandstone


What year was the band “The Beatles” formed??
A.1967
B.1944
C.1960
D.1959


How old was the rock artist Jimi Hendrix when he died?
A.27
B.43
C.22
D.65


What type of rock does Proverbs 31 compare a virtuous woman to?
A.Diamond
B.Emerald
C.Pearl
D.Ruby


What type of rock is the Sphinx in Egypt made of?
A.Sandstone
B.Granite
C.Limestone

D.Hematite


What was the first meaning behind the phrase “rock and roll”?
A.Movement of a ship
B.Music
C.Dancing
D.Putting a baby to sleep


Which of the disciples’ names meant “rock”?
A.Thomas
B.Levi
C.Matthew
D.Peter


Which of the following is NOT a rock?
A.Diamond
B.Ruby
C.Jade
D.Emerald
E.Pearl


What did God bring out of the rock for the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 17)?
A.Manna
B.Water

C.Honey
D.Snakes