Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Book Giveaway: Getting Students to Show Up

My YMX review of Getting Students to Show Up by Jonathan McKee just got published recently over at YMX and I posted it here, too. And I have an extra copy of the book. What can I do with that extra copy? I'll tell you what I'm going to do with it. I am giving it away to the person who wins my little book giveaway contest.

As much as I would love for this contest to involve lots of sugar (soda) or slime, it won't. It will be a pretty simple contest. If you don't have this book, I encourage you to enter and try to win it here.

Contest Rules:

  1. You must be a youth worker (full-time, part-time, volunteer), know someone who is, or want to be one someday.
  2. Leave a comment on this post sharing your biggest "oops" moment at an outreach event.
  3. Or, better yet, write a post on your blog about the biggest "oops" moment (mention/link to this contest if you want) and post the link in the comments (this way you can include video and pictures, if you have any)
  4. The best moment, as decided by a random drawing of those who enter, will win the book.
  5. Available only to those within the US, sorry I can't pay for that much postage - I am a youth worker after all.
  6. The contest ends 9/25/08 at 11:59pm Central
  7. Feel free to enter more than once, if you have more than one great moment to share.

I look forward to hearing your fun stories. When the contest is over, I might just put your stories together in a future post (with your permission, of course).

1 comment:

  1. Last year we decided to do a really racy theme for VBS for our 5th - 12th graders. We called it "The Real World" and our parents were really freaked out. We talked bodily mutilation, sexual temptation, peer pressure, family issues and one other topic. It was a huge success in that we had the highest numbers ever for that group (they did this VBS every year) and all our pre-teens and teens really felt like we came down into their world and sought to teach God's word about topics they deal with. The parents didn't feel the same way. The didn't think it was evangelistic or very Christian for that matter.

    Thinking back I should have spent more time talking with leadership and parents. I should have started communicating earlier and I think I would have had more parent and leadership buy in.