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Stumin Sidekick Launch-Week

The blog here at Revolution Speaks has been silent for the last month or so as we’ve been preparing to launch StuminSidekick.com.

We’re beyond excited to announce that this week, Feb 25-28, 2013, is LAUNCH WEEK!! Resources are already flying out the door but we anticipate this week will be even crazier because of WE’RE GIVING AWAY OVER $1200 in FREE RESOURCES!!!

LAUNCH WEEK GIVEAWAYS!!

LAUNCH WEEK GETS EVEN BETTER…

For this ONE-WEEK only, a one-year subscription can be purchased for up to 40% off the regular price. Your subscription will give you full access for one year to all resources on the site, except the premium section. Oh yea…there’s only 20 available at the initial level. After that, price goes up for the next 200 subscribers this week.

To see how you can get a chance to win any of these resources or purchase a one-year subscription,  check out our Launch Week page now.

Would you do us a favor and give StuminSidekick.com a shout on social media or through email to your youth pastor friends?

 

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Hey friends, someone nominated one of my posts for Youthmin.org‘s Youth Ministry Blog Post of the Year contest. What started out as 70 nominations has now been paired down to 8. I’m honored to be a part of a great group of youth ministry blog writers in this group and would be completely honored if you clicked this link and voted for me. Hey, maybe consider it a Christmas gift?! :)

Voting for Round 4 ends this Friday, December 21st at 11:59pm. We have to finish in the top 4 to move to the final round, which will start on Saturday, December 22nd. Thanks for your support with a vote, tweet, Facebook message, or email to a friend!!

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REEL TRUTH FOR CHRISTMAS was a message series we hosted at EPICENTER in December 2011. We’ve never taken movies and developed a message series before. For this series though, we wanted to mix it up for a couple weeks and draw some truths out of 4-5 movie scenes each week.

Week 1, we used the movie ELF. Week 2, we used the movie A Christmas Story. Feel free to take any of the ideas, notes, etc and use them for your group

RTFC Week 1 notes – ELF
RTFC Week 2 notes – CHRISTMAS STORY
Week 1 powerpoint notes
Week 2 powerpoint notes
RTFC Game Week 2 - CHRISTMAS STORY Trivia
RTFC Game Week 1 – ELF

 

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Depression TrainingIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, yet so many students deal with difficult issues of depression and hopelessness during this season. While the holidays are enjoyable for many, it’s also a dreaded time for those who are dealing with hurt and pain.

The following video was filmed during a leadership meeting with our student ministry leaders this year. The lead trainers are licensed professional counselors specializing in depression, self injury, and suicide.

Hope you’ll find this resource helpful as you lead and/or parent students during the Christmas season!

If you watch this video, it will help you:

  • Identify the signs and symptons of depression
  • Know the reasons why a student may experience depression
  • See how depression in teens differs from adults
  • Understand how you can know if a student is just going through a difficult time or is experiencing depression
  • Recognize the events that increase the risk of depression in teens
  • Know five things you can do to help a teen dealing with depression
  • Know things you should say and the things you should avoid saying
  • Understand why people self injure (most common form is cutting)
  • Realize the warning signs and progression of self injury
  • Understand how to help those dealing with self injury
  • Understand the warning signs for potential suicide
  • Know the four things you can do to help a teen dealing with suicide

If you would like the powerpoint that accompanies this video, all you have to do is subscribe (it’s free!) to this blog. You’ll be sent a link to download the powerpoint. Click here to watch the training.

If you need the help of a licensed professional counselor, feel free to call Paraclete Counseling Center.

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Flipboard is an essential part of my personal growth plan. It’s essentially an RSS feed that’s way more flashy and convenient than checking emails for the latest blog posts I’m subscribed to.

I currently only use it for blogs that I follow but you can set it up to follow twitter, Facebook, instagram feeds and more.

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It’s meant to read like a magazine, which is helpful if you like pictures with your text (haha, no jokes).

I have three folders set up on my app:

  1. Student Ministry
  2. Leadership
  3. Travel

I have these three set up to funnel my RSS feeds into flipboard. You can read how to set up your folders and set flipboard to do a ton more for you by clicking here.

Here are some of the blogs I follow with Flipboard:
Average Youth Ministry
What Is Orange
Brian Mills
Girls Minister
RE Youth Pastor
Student Ministry
Josh Evans
More Than Dodgeball
Rethinking Youth Ministry
Adam McClane
Millennial Leader
Jonathan Pearson
Rookie Pastor

 

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Interested to see where youth ministry leaders are purchasing their resources. If you buy from multiple places, choose all that apply. If you buy from somewhere other than one listed, please write it in.

 

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Checkpoints BookCheckpoints is an invaluable resource that speaks directly to the very heart and issues of young men. You need this book if:

  • You or your teen struggles with disrespect
  • You or your teen is struggling with porn
  • You or your teen struggles with self control
  • You or your teen is struggling with addictions
  • You or your teen wants help battling temptation
  • You or your teen deals with depression
  • You or your teen needs to develop spiritual disciplines
  • You or your teen wants/needs to develop integrity
  • You or your teen needs help navigating manhood

Read what several leaders have said about the book:

“I highly recommend & encourage any young man courageous enough to walk through this study to move from boyhood to godly manhood”
Joe White, founder of Kanakuk Camps

“Checkpoints readjusts the trajectory of development so that young men can capture vision for what it means to be a man of God.”
Brent Crowe, Vice President, Student Leadership University

“Encourage bible study leaders to read it and teach it. They will be glad they did.”
Johnny Hunt, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Woodstock

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“What are you teaching your leaders when you get together for training?”

This is probably the most frequent question we field from other youth pastors, from both large churches as well as smaller churches.

Consider these basic questions to ask yourself before planning a calendar year of training:

  • How often are we going to train? Monthly, weekly quarterly or a combination of several?
  • What are the primary categories all of our training should focus on? Reaching, teaching, relationships, youth culture, technology, personal leadership, etc?
  • What are the elements that each training should contain? I’ve written on some of the essentials that each leadership meeting should contain.

We’ve tried nearly every format for training our leaders from discussion based round tables, lecture format, as well as topical breakout options led by our own leaders. Below you can download two of our previous years training schedules.

2010-2011 Leader Meeting Training Schedule

2009-2010 Leader Meeting Training Schedule

[These training schedules are for our small group leaders. Training topics may look vastly different for other type leaders (ie. greeters, cafe, camp, etc)]

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New leaders shouldn’t have to guess your purpose, process, or expectations. This handbook represents one of the ways in which we communicate these to our new leaders. This handbook is updated yearly. Feel free to replicate for your own purposes.

SECTIONS:

  1. Introduction
  2. Adult Leader Info & Expectations
  3. Overview of High School Ministry
  4. Teacher Resources
  5. Forms

FONTS USED: Eurostile, Eurostile ExtendedTwo, Trebuchet, Pointy Demo, Rockwell

DOWNLOAD THE LEADER HANDBOOK

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