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Games in a Bag! is a collection of games for small groups or student ministries. The book is organized according to four stages of group building. Stage 1: The Starting Line is characterized by the formation of teams, getting to know others, and learning the importance of affirmation. Stage 2: The Hurdles is characterized by helping students face challenges and engage in healthy competition. Stage 3: The Stretch is characterized by helping students develop critical thinking skills and discover the importance of cooperation toward a common goal. Stage 4: The Finish Line is characterized by authenticity and trust in relationships.
The book provides a list of about 20 items that fit in a backpack and make the nearly 200 games easily mobile for small groups, mission trips, and on-the-go student ministries.
45 Improv Games
"Making Announcements Awesome" is a list of 45 improv games that can be used to spark the memory of your audience. This booklet is all about creating memories, not just reminders. The concept is simple, a small group of comedic people from your church incorporate the information about an upcoming event into the dialogue of the improv game.
"Making Announcements Awesome"
People like to laugh. Comedy grabs the attention of audiences like nothing else. Advertising agencies spend millions of dollars to create that 30 second spot on television that will make us laugh and hopefully remember their product. There seems to be something about comedy that causes us to pay attention.
Church announcements can often seem boring and ineffective. However, announcements are still necessary for effective promotion of ministry opportunities and events. As long as I have been in ministry, it seems as though placement of announcements during a worship service has never been easy. When announcements are placed at the end of a worship service, it can seem anti-climactic to a meaningful worship experience. On the other hand, announcements made too soon can be forgotten. So, what's our solution? Laughter.