Young Life Hollywood Game Night Club.

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Our Young Life area recently did a version of Hollywood Game Night for Club.  If you have not seen the TV show Hollywood Game Night, there are two teams, each team has a common person and three celebrities.  They play games to earn points.  At the end, someone wins big money.  The games are great for Young Life Club and are easy to use.

Club outline for the night:

  • Pre Club
  • Mixer – Celebrity Couple Mixer (Game Description – Everyone gets a piece of paper with a celebrity on it.  Put tape on them before Club.  They put it on their forehead.  When the music starts they have to go to other people, ask yes and no questions, to try to find who their celebrity is.  When they do, then they have to go and find the other part of their celebrity couple.  Prizes for the first few teams.)
  • 2 Fast Songs
  • Minute – Timeline (Game Description – Bring two teams of four up, four guys and four girls.  Have the celebrities turned around and not in the right order.  Flip them around.  They have 100 seconds to try to put them in the correct order from youngest to oldest.)
    • Guys – NBA stars
    • Girls – Actresses
  • Video – Hasgtags #2
  • Minute – One Word Clues in Slides (Game Description – Bring two teams of four up, mixed guys and girls.  Split them into two teams.  One person will guess as the three other people on their team can only share one word at a time to have the person guessing.  Make sure to that the guesser has their back to the screen.)
  • Video – History of Hip Hop dancing
  • Minute – Guess the Song in Slides (Game Description – Bring two teams of four up, mixed guys and girls. Split them into two teams.  Have one person put from each team, put in earbuds with white noise playing, and noise canceling head phones over the ear buds.  A song will play and the person will have to guess the song title as their team acts out the song title in charades.)
  • Video – Summer Camp Promo Video 
  • 2 Slow Songs/Content Songs 
  • Club Talk 

Downloads:

Here are things that are pre made for you to download to make Club great!

If you decide to do this for Club, leave a comment and let me know how it goes.  Or share what you want to see!

 


Check your Young Life social media stats and adjust.

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What is the best response of your social media posts?  When was the best time you posted content on a social media platform over the last week or month?  What had the biggest social media impressions of the content you posted?  Is it text, a link, a photo, a video, etc?  These are a few of the questions you should be asking on a monthly basis around social media for your Young Life ministry.  It is good to monthly take a few minutes and see what is working.

I know that our Young Life area gets the most likes on our Young Life Instagram account right now, more than any other social media platforms.  So it is key that we post often on Instagram for our Young Life area.  We have 679 Facebook likes on our Young Life Quad Cities Facebook Page.  If I post text on your Young Life Facebook page, we will get between 60-100 views.  If I post a video on your Young Life Facebook page we will get 100-200 views.  If I post a picture on your Young Life Facebook page we will get between 100-400 views, with most pictures lately getting between 200-400 views.

As I have said before, sometimes it is more important on when you post than what you post.  Check when you get the biggest response and what content gets the biggest response.  Also, know what audience you are trying to reach and when is the best time to reach them.

Facebook Page Stats - Facebook recently updated their Facebook page insights area.  It is much improved.  A couple of my favorite places to view on the “See Insights” panel (on the top of your Facebook page) are Reach, Posts & People.  These will give you a good vision of where you are and what gets the best response on your Young Life area’s Facebook page.

Twitter Stats –  Here are a couple of services you can use to get a good picture of your Twitter stats: TweetStats, Tweetails and/or Followerwonk.  These will help you to see what type of tweets get the most response.

I try to use a 1:1 ratio of my own tweets and retweets of other people.  This will help build your audience on your Young Life area’s Twitter account and show your interest in the community around your Young Life ministry.  You can use a program like Buffer to help spread out your tweets.  Also, follow important people and organizations in your community.

Make sure most of your tweets have picture or a link with them.  This will help create a better response on our Young Life area Twitter account.  You are giving your followers something more than just text.

Instagram Stats –  Use services like Statigram and/or Statigram to know what your stats are on Instagram.  This will help you know your reach on Instagram beyond your followers.  You will also know and see what types of pictures and/or videos get the most response.

You will want to see if videos or photos get the best response on Instagram.  My guess is that it is photos, but what type of photos and who are in the photos that get the best response.  Make sure to link people in your post.

What social media stat tools do you use?  What are some tips & tricks that you use to create an audience around the social media platforms for your Young Life area?  Leave a comment.


Don’t over theologize Young Life kids.

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As Young Life leaders there is a fine line between under theologizing kids and over theologizing kids.  We don’t want to over simplify theology for kids, but we do want to present theology to kids in a way they can understand or they are not spiritually ready for, yet.  We don’t ask babies to go from crawling to running.  Then, why would we ask young believers or kids who are exploring what faith to go way deep theologically, really fast.  Kids who are in these stages need to learn how to stand theologically, walk theologically, then run theologically before you enter into the deep theological conversations you want.

Back to the basics.  This is not only an excellent book by John Miller about Young Life, but is also what we do with theology in Young Life with kids.  Think about what theology we are presenting to kids.  What is our mission in Young Life?  Make sure your mission as a Young Life leader in theology is the same of the overall mission of Young Life.

Know your audience.  I have seen t0o many Young Life leaders have theological conversations with kids that were not ready to have such conversations.  When this happens, kids can either walk away from their faith or they become a pharisee.  Neither are great for kids.

Have in-depth theological conversations, but not first with Young Life kids.  We need to talk about deep theological issues with other Young Life leaders and people from your church.  This is the right audience to have these conversations.  Have these conversations with these groups of people first.  It helps us as Young Life leaders and followers of Jesus to get our heads around our own theology, then enter in with kids.

What do you think?  Leave a comment.


The Gospel is NOT simple. Why do we try to make it simple?

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It drives me crazy when Young Life leaders say things like, “the Gospel is simple” or “we have a simple Gospel”.  When we say statements like that we devalue the Gospel.  When I read Scripture, nowhere do I see the Gospel being simple.  Nowhere did Jesus say come and follow me, it will be easy.  We need to tell the Gospel as the Gospel, nothing more and nothing less.

The Gospel will divide families.  Jesus is clear that families will be divided over Him.  Those that believe and those that don’t believe.  Kids in your ministry might hear about Jesus, become a follower of Jesus and their parents or friends might disown them.  That is not simple.

Matthew 10:34 – “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  For I have come to turn” ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

The Gospel will make you give up things.  Think of the story of the rich young ruler.  Jesus asks him to give up everything sell it to the poor to come and follow Him.  The rich young ruler’s stuff is more important to him some things than Jesus.  Jesus might not ask us to give up everything to follow Him, but He will ask us to give up somethings.  You can’t say giving up things to follow Jesus is easy or simple, can you?

Mark 10:17-31 - 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?”27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

The Cost of Following Jesus.  There is a cost to follow Jesus.  A man comes to Jesus.  Jesus tells the man to “follow Him”.  The man says he needs to go and bury his father.  Jesus tells the man to leave his dead father, for the dead can bury the dead.  Jesus wants us to be living things, not dead things.  For the sake of the Gospel, people around you might not understand why you are doing what you are doing.  But are you doing these things for the approval of man or for Jesus?

Luke 9:57-62 – 57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him,“Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said,“Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Do you think the Gospel is simple?  Why or why not?  Leave a comment.


Coffee Shop Etiquette. Don’t be a homer.

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I spend a lot of time at coffee shops meeting with people.  In fact I am at a coffee shop, meeting with someone almost every week day.  I have had significant conversations with kids, leaders, donors, committee members, etc at coffee shops in our local area.  I know the value of what can happen in these places.

You most likely have had great experiences and poor experiences at coffee shops.  The main thing that creates our experiences is not the coffee shop itself, but the people that are in there.  Let’s try to honor and value each other in these settings.  Here are some things to keep in mind.

Go local.  Your dollar matters.  Even if it is only a few dollars at a time.  I don’t have anything against chain coffee shops, but I want to support local businesses.  Young Life is funded by local donors (businesses and individuals) who care and give to make Young Life happen in our communities.  So, instead of going to the chain coffee shop go to a local coffee shop.  Build a relationship with the people there.  Be Young Life in being relational and loving people well even in these settings.

Right size your table.  Don’t be the guy on your laptop in the coffee shop taking up a table for six when there is a table for two or a counter next to you.  You don’t need all that table space.  Anticipate your group size before everyone shows up.  Change tables if your group is bigger or smaller than you anticipated.  By having the right size table your are valuing other patrons.

Anticipate the conversations you are going to have.  I have seen more than one crying woman in the middle of a coffee shop.  This is awkward for everyone.  If you know you are going to have a hard conversation with a person, find the back corner or an area where there are not many people sitting around you.  This will help you and everyone else that is there.

Order something.  Don’t be the person that shows up to a meeting and doesn’t order anything.  If you know that might be the case for the person you are meeting, buy them something.  Don’t be cheap.  You are using space for other customers.  You are honoring the establishment by purchasing something.

Don’t be overly loud or noisy.  Don’t be the overly load person talking on a cell phone.  Don’t be the overly loud group that people are making faces at the entire time you are there.  If you are meeting kids at a coffee shop, find a non busy time to meet.  I used to meet my Young Life guys at 7pm on Monday nights at a local coffee shop.  There was no one in there each week but us.  It was the perfect time to meet with 8-10 high school guys.

What other coffee shop etiquette needs to be on the list?  Leave a comment.


Music streaming services for your Young Life Club.

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With the launch of iOS 7, Apple released iTunes radio. For those of you who do not know, iTunes Radio is a music service designed by Apple. iTunes Radio uses your current iTunes purchases along with previous iTunes purchases to suggest music you might like to listen to or purchase from the iTunes store. iTunes Radio is all about giving you a chance to discover and purchase more music from iTunes.

As an iOS Power User, you most likely will use iTunes Radio. It is built into iOS 7 and it is free to use. You can’t get much better than that. iTunes Radio lives in your music app on your iOS device. Once you install iOS 7 on your device, when you open your music app, iTunes Radio will be the first thing that comes up.

What if I don’t want iTunes Radio?

  • If you don’t want iTunes Radio on your iOS device, you can hide it on the iPhone, but you can not delete it.
  • Here is how to hide iTunes Radio: Click on your Music app on your iOS Device.
  • Click on the More button on the bottom right.
  • Click on any other red or highlighted icon and drag it over to where Radio is on the bottom.
  • It is most likely in the bottom left as this appears to the default area for iTunes Radio in iOS 7.
  • The two icons should switch on your iOS device. Your Radio icon should be under More in your music app and the item you switched with it should be an icon on the bottom of your Music app panel.

Alternatives to iTunes Radio.

There have been music services on the web ever since the launch of the internet. Pandora is the closest competitor to iTunes Radio. Pandora, like iTunes Radio, is free but there is an option to have a paid Pandora subscription. A few other big players out there are Rdio, Spotify, SoundCloud and Rhapsody.

Should you pay for a Music Subscription?

Although there are many free music services, there are also many paid music services. For most people, a free music service is just fine. However for some people a free music service is not enough and you may be one of those people.

People who should have a paid music subscription:

  • If you are a music lover. If you care about the sound quality of streaming music.  Most free music services have lower quality audio than paid music subscriptions.
  • If you hate ads. All free music services have ads. If you do not want to deal with ads go with a paid subscription to eliminate them.
  • If you want to control what you listen to and when you listen to it. All free music subscriptions have an algorithm that gives you songs or artists based on other songs or artists that you already like. With free music subscriptions you cannot pick specific artists or songs to play anytime you want to play them.
  • If you are using music for more than personal listening. If you use music in your job or presentations, you will want a music service subscription. You will want to have complete control of your music subscription and a paid music subscription allows you to do just that.

What is missing from this list?  Leave a comment!


Tips & Tricks for buying your next iPhone or iPad?

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Do you need to upgrade an iOS device (iPad, iPod touch and/or iPhone) or purchase a new device soon? Here are some tips and tricks that will help get the most out of your purchase. Buying an iOS device is not a cheap decision; you want to get the most out of your purchase and enjoy your iOS device to the fullest extent. Here is how to get the best iOS device for your needs.

General Buying Tips for iOS devices:

Know Apples iOS device cycle upgrades.

We can’t know for sure when Apple will update its iOS devices. Apple is a very secretive company especially when it comes to product releases. However, we can evaluate their product cycle history and make educated decisions about when to buy. Check the most up-to-date Apple product cycles.

How much information do you plan to put on your iOS device?

Take a look at your iTunes library to see how much your video library, music library, pictures and other content will be on your new iOS device. If you are keeping your iOS device for two or more years (which most of us do), then I suggest that you purchase an iOS device that is double the capacity of your iTunes content size.

Think through Apple’s iOS software upgrades.

Since its creation, Apple has issued yearly updates to iOS and its mobile software. Generally, Apple supports the two or three previous iOS devices with each new operating upgrade. If you are planning to keep your iOS device for more than two to three years, when you purchase you device will indicate when you can upgrade to a new iOS.

iPad buying tips:

iPad or iPad mini apps can be memory hogs. They tend to be two to ten times bigger than iPhone or iPod touch apps. If you are going to use your iPad or iPad mini to read many magazines in Newsstand, these tend to be bigger files.

Should you get your iPad Air or iPad mini with cellular service?

You will also want to ask yourself if you will want your iPad or iPad mini with a cellular connection. If you buy an iPad or iPad mini with built in cellular, it is $130 more expensive than the same iPad or iPad mini without the cellular service. If you don’t have an iPhone, you might want an iPad or iPad mini with cellular service built in. You can tether an iPhone to your iPad or iPad mini for a nominal monthly fee.

Who should buy an iPad Air or iPad 2?

The iPad is more expensive than its iPad mini counterpart, but you get a larger screen size. If you want the full tablet experience, you will want the iPad with the bigger screen. If you will be doing more intensive work with your tablet, you will want the iPad.

Who should buy an iPad mini?

The iPad mini is cheaper than its iPad counterpart, but you also you will have a smaller screen size. If you are cost conscious and you want an iPad, the iPad mini is for you. The iPad mini is also great for kids. If you are looking to get a device for your kids to share, the iPad mini is the perfect device for them.

iPhone buying tips:

You will want to choose the right network to purchase your iPhone on (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Etc). Most carriers have similar costs for their plans so feel free to shop around. Equally important to cost, is coverage; If you live in a metro area, you most likely will have several options. If you live in a rural area, you will want to find the network with the best coverage for your area.

Locked or Unlocked iPhone?

You have two options when it comes to buying your next iPhone: locked or unlocked.

Locked iPhone.

If you buy a locked iPhone, you are required to use that iPhone on your carrier’s network (most plans are for two years). Also, with a locked iPhone you tend to pay more over the life of the iPhone. The carriers subsidize the upfront cost of the iPhone but they charge more for their service. In the end they will make up their cost on the subsidy in the monthly fee.

Unlocked iPhone.

If you buy an unlocked iPhone you will pay to the entire cost of the iPhone upfront but you are not locked into any specific carrier or service provider. You will be able to jump from one carrier to the next without having to sign a contract. You will be able to shop the prices of different carriers.

Who should buy a locked iPhone?

If your company is paying for your monthly iPhone plan, stay with a locked iPhone. This way you will pay little to nothing for the price of the iPhone. If you cannot pay the full price for the unlocked iPhone, stay with a locked iPhone.

Who should buy an unlocked iPhone?

If you want to continually move around from one carrier to the other without a contract, you will want an iPhone that is unlocked. If you travel often to other countries, the iPhone that is unlocked is for you. You will be able to change out SIM cards for each new country you visit, keeping the same iPhone.

What is missing from the list?  Leave a comment!


Gospel Synopsis for Young Life leaders.

Gospel SynopsisWhen preparing an excellent Young Life Club talk, it is important to know the background of the scripture passage you are presenting.  Knowing the author of the Gospel and to what audience they are presenting it to, will help you deliver a better Young Life Club talk.

Matthew

  • Audience – Jews
  • Author – Tax collector and apostle. Also known as “Levi.”
  • Date Written – 37-68 A.D.  Probably written after Mark.
  • Depiction of Jesus – King of the Jews
  • Key Words – Kingdom, Fulfill
  • Key Verse – Matthew 27:37
  • Characteristics – Evidence to prove Jesus was the promised Messiah.

Mark

  • Audience – Romans
  • Author – Missionary with Barnabus and Paul. Called a son by Peter.
  • Date Written – 40-65 A.D. Probably the 1st gospel written.
  • Depiction of Jesus - Powerful Servant of God
  • Key Words – Immediately, Authority
  • Key Verse – Mark 10:45
  • Characteristics – Fast paced and visual.

Luke

  • Audience – Greeks
  • Author – Greek doctor who travelled with Paul. Wrote Acts as sequel
  • Date Written – 59-61 A.D. Probably written after Mark and Matthew. (Luke 1:1-3)
  • Depiction of Jesus - Perfect Savior of Man
  • Key Words – Son of Man
  • Key Verse – Luke 19:10
  • Characteristics – Careful and historical.

John

  • Audience – Gentile Christians
  • Author – Fisherman, apostle, and elder. Wrote 5 NT books. Died at an old age.
  • Date Written – 80-98 A.D. The last gospel written.
  • Depiction of Jesus - Son of God
  • Key Words – Believe, Life, World, Father, Son
  • Key Verse – John 3:16
  • Characteristics – The gospel of belief.

Download this as a PDF to share with your leaders, HERE.

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Tips & Tricks for leaders giving their first Young Life Club talks.

145027_logoGiving your first Young Life Club talk can be a scary thing.  I have seen people giving their first Young Life Club talk be excellent or be bad.  But, if you follow the steps below, you can have the confidence to deliver your first Club talk in an excellent way.

Go back to the basics.

Review why we give Young Life Club talks.  Ask your team leader or Young Life staff person to go over that with you again or look through your leader training materials.  Knowing the why behind Young Life Club talks will help you in your preparation and delivery to give an excellent Club talk.

Do you know kids?

If you don’t know kids in Club, don’t give your Club talk.  Instead, spend time in building relationships with kids.  It is much easier to give a Young Life Club talk, especially for your first Club talk, to a room of kids that you know.  We are relational, not event driven.  Make sure you know kids and they know you before you give your first Young Life Club talk.

Prayer. Prayer. Prayer.

This can’t be over stated enough.  Spend a lot of time praying about your talk and see where Jesus leads you in the Scripture passage, personal story and cultural references.  Spending some good time listening to Jesus move around your talk, will give you the confidence to do an excellent job.

Get others to pray for you at the time of your Club talk.

It will give you confidence to know that a certain number of family and friends are praying for you during your first Young Life Club talk.  Remind them of the exact day and time you will be giving your talk.  Ask them to pray for specific things during the time of your Club talk.

Prepare well.

If someone took the notes out of your hand before you gave your first Club talk, could you do it from memory?  This is the level of preparation you should have for all of your Club talks, not just the first one.

Be yourself.

Don’t try to be someone else when giving your talk.  Don’t make up a story or steal a story from someone else’s life.  God created you uniquely in His image and has a plan for you in your Club talk.  If you try to be someone else, you miss out on kids connecting with the real you.

Go over it with other leaders and get feedback.

It is important for other leaders to hear your Club talk before kids hear it.  Make sure the person that you are giving it to, before you give it to kids, has given many Club talks before and can help you with your delivery and any theological issues you might have in your Club talk.

Steal concepts from great communicators.

Study, watch and listen to other great communicators about their approach and delivery.  Some of my favorites are: Andy Stanley, Judah Smith & Craig Groeschel.  You might have others.  See how they use illustrations, voice inflection, movement, etc to engage their audience.  Use some of their best delivery styles integrated with your style.

Practice your delivery.

The more you go over your Club talk, the more you know it and the better it will be delivered.  Go over your Club talk with another leader or your staff person.  Practice in the mirror or in your Club room.

Prepare early.  Leave room for the Holy Spirit to move.

If you are overly prepared early, you make room for the Holy Sprit to move.  If you are rushing to complete your talk right before you give it, you will miss out on this key step.  This is where the gems of your Young Life Club talk comes from.  This is where we see Jesus move in big ways.

What is missing from the list?  Leave a comment and let us know.


9 ways to deliver an excellent Young Life Club talk.

When it comes to making Young Life Club talks excellent, the delivery of the talk is as important as the content of the talk.  I have seen many leaders have great content, but when it comes to the delivery, they fall short.  Make sure your Young Life Club talk delivers well to your audience.

How are you going to engage your audience from the start of your Club talk?

You need to have an interesting hook to engage kids into your Club talk. If you start your Club talk flat, you might have a difficult task of keeping them engaged throughout your talk. You don’t have to be the funniest person, but you can bring energy to the start of your Club talk. If this is an area that you need help in, ask others to help you.

Practice. Practice. Practice. 

If you are unprepared to deliver your Club talk, you will do a disservice to kids in your Young Life Club. You are responsible for practicing your own Club talk. If your notes were lost and you had to give your Club talk without them, could you? The proper response would be to be so practiced for your Club talk, that you could do it without any notes.

Go over your Club talk with someone else.

Your Club talk, before you present it to kids, needs to be heard by someone else that will give you honest feedback. You need to present it to an audience before you present it to your main audience. The more you do your talk in a presentation mode the better you will be. An expereinced leader on your team or your team leader would be great people to hear your Club talk before it is presented to kids.

Know your Club Talk content like the back of your hand.

The better you know your Club talk content the more comfortable you will be in presenting it to kids. The background, audience, apologetics and theology of the talk are important to know when presenting to kids. Do research around the passage. Find a great Bible commentary to use. Ask questions if you don’t understand or know what is going on in the passage of scripture.

Visualize your talk.

Picture the room, the kids in the audience, other leaders in the room, the smell and feel of the room, etc; then go through your talk in your mind or out loud with your eyes closed visualizing all these things. Think through how you want different parts of your talk to come across to kids.

Use voice inflection to control the room. 

Kids will get distracted by the simplest things. You can use inflection in your voice to talk loudly over the crowd or become soft to let the crowd lean in to hear. If you only use the same tone and volume of your voice during your Club talk, you miss out presenting the most important things. Your point(s) can come across better to kids, the more you use inflection in your vioce during a Club talk.

Know what your one thing is.

You want kids to know the one thing you are trying to communicate in your Club talk to them. If a kid goes home after Club and a parent asks them, “What did you talk about at Young Life”, you want them to share your one thing you communicated in your Club talk. Also, weave your one thing throughout your talk. The more times you can hit on it the better your Club talk will be. Also, you can use your one thing statement to be the transitions in your Club talk from part to part.

Deliver your Club talk with Joy. 

I have seen too many Club talks given without joy. We are a new creation because of Jesus. We should have a sense of joy each time we talk about our amazing Saviour and what He has done in our lives. He is worthy to be discussed with passion and joy in our voices.

Make sure the tech works.

If you are using a video clip or a song to highlight or draw the audience in to your talk, make sure it works. Have the sound person run it before Club to know all is good. You don’t want a critical part of your talk to not be presented well or at all if it is not working.

What is missing from this list?  Leave a comment!


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