Showing posts from April, 2012

Beyond Expectations

This past week I have had the opportunity to work with our students in the south east region of the US. Every year we do an event called TNT@TNU which brings about 2,000 teens to Nashville Tennessee to participate in worship services and competitions that showcase the talents and gifts that God has given them. The theme overall for this event is "From God For God" meaning that we want to take the gifts that we have received from God and use them for God. This event promotes a type of kingdom mindedness that is difficult to find anywhere else.
This was my ninth TNT@TNU, three as a high school student and the last six I have spent working the event. Over the past nine years I have developed expectations for what is to happen each year. Most of the time my expectations were met and we called it a success. This year however the event has gone Beyond my expectations. With record attendance, being a part of young people devoting their lives to the ministry, and watching my own di…

How to Build a Carpetball Table Part 2 (Carpet Ball)

Carpetball is the most fun game in youth ministry right now! You must get one for your youth room if you can!

Step 1: Buy Supplies

You Will Need To Buy: 
Playing Surface   2 :     8x4 Plywood Boards The Thicker The Better, Pine Is Great.Side Rails           2 :    12x1 Foot 1 1/2 Inch Wood BoardsLegs                    4:  3 Feet Long 4x4 Posts  For a shorter Table Get Shorter LegsBackstop            1:     8 foot long 12 inch x 1 1/2 inch board  to be cut in half then sized to fitSupport Beams     2 :    10 Feet Long 4x4'sCarpet Top         1 :     12 Feet Long and 3 Feet Wide  Outdoor CarpetLarge Screws     72:     2 1/2 Inch Wood ScrewsSmall Screws     48:     2 Inch Wood ScrewsStaples             200:     T50 StaplesSurface Riser       2:     10 Foot 2x4 BoardsPool Balls            1:     16 BallsAssembly            4: 8 inch BoltsAssembly            4: Washers to fit the boltsAssembly            4: Wing Tipped Nuts That Match The BoltsBrace                     2: 25 inch 2x4 boa…