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GUEST POST: Video Game Month

 —  November 12, 2011 — 5 Comments

Every fall several video games come out that have huge implications in youth ministry; this fall is no exception! The question is: are you aware of the power of video games? Here are a few stats you might not be aware of…

  • 65% of all US households play video games
  • 2 out of 5 gamers are female
  • 18 hours is the average time spent per week by gamers playing video games

So, if the majority of households in the US have video games, and 2 out of 5 gamers are female, and the kids who are playing games are on average spending 18 hours a week playing them, shouldn’t the church be a little more vested in them and tap their redemptive potential? Can video games teach us anything? Everyone does sermon series on movies, what if you did a series on video games?

Here are 4 titles that your kids will be playing and what you need to know about them:

Modern Warfare 3

Josh Griffin

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5 responses to GUEST POST: Video Game Month

  1. Terrace Crawford November 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Good stuff Kyle!

    –@terracecrawford

  2. Jonathan Gardner November 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Maybe a LAN party lock-in for a youth group, to go along with a series like this?

  3. We did a series off of the “Call of Duty” video game last spring. It translated well.

  4. I think it is crazy to have kids come to a church sponsored event and allow them to play games like Modern Warfare 3. I am not above thinking kids are playing this game but by endorsing this game as a church it is sending the wrong message… how many youth pastors are taking the time to really teach after….and teaching about honor and team building but also endorsing killing and vulgar language. My son is in the military and the church doesn’t endorse the war so how could any church bring this game in and say it is for a good purpose.

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