Did You Miss It?

“This is an awareness test.”

That’s how this 55 second viral YouTube video starts. Go ahead… give it a try. Because during this Easter season, this “test” brings up a pretty good point.

Watch closely: 

It’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for.

Hmmmm.

Don’t miss celebrating the true meaning behind Easter this weekend.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Did You Miss It?

  1. Tim Brumbaugh says:

    We did something kind of interesting with the cell phone stuff. We had one particular teen that was a major offender with texting in youth group. We pulled her aside and used her as an example for the rest of the group. We bought a fake cell phone and gave it to her before youth group. We told her to act like she was texting during the message. We staged it that one of my youth leaders would pretend that he lost it, flipped out, and broke the cell phone. It was hilarious. The whole youth group thought that this leader has lost his mind. No one knew that it was staged and my leader broke the cell phone on the ground. We took it as far as that I (youth pastor) pulled this leader out of the group in the middle of the group and pretended to scold him in the hallway. The teens were blown away and when we clued them in, they thought it was hilarious. We actually fooled the other youth leaders too. Needless to say, our worst offender is now our biggest ally in stopping cell phone use in youth group. She actually now sends a basket around at the beginning of group and collects all Ipods, cell phone, and any other electrical devices. It also helps that all the youth leaders surrender there phones as well. We believe in the modeling the same behavior we expect from our teens.