Shawn Harrison is the real deal.

I remember when he and I first met in the hallway of a hotel. We soon realized we were on our way to the same meeting, so we broke the ice and struck up a conversation. After the meeting, our chat continued and I was struck by the thought, “I need to hear more of this guy’s story.”

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You may or may not know that Shawn wrote a book that is redefining the sexuality conversations we have with teenagers. He’s giving away a free copy of his book this week. As he explains it:

The message of God’s redemptive love for those with same-sex attractions is spreading. Stories of churches changing their mindsets and ministry approaches to the gay community are being shared. Parents are learning how to deeply love their gay children without fear. It’s amazing what God is doing! And not just through our ministry, but through numerous ministries who share our passion and mission.

Still, there are churches and families who have not heard about Six:11 Ministries, or our book, Ministering to Gay Teenagers. There are many churches who are struggling to find their footing in ministry to the gay community, and those with same-sex attractions within their congregations. There are many families struggling to understand why their child is gay, and how to love them without compromising their faith. Without sounding egotistical, this is why we need to get our ministry and resources out there. And this is where we need YOUR help!

So get over to Shawn’s blog and learn more about how your next tweet or post can spread the word and potentially get you some free stuff along the way!

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I got a chance to review the new Christmas album yesterday – now EMI is going to put a copy of Burning Lights into your hands! Well, 5 of you that is! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and on Christmas Day I’ll post the winners who will be sent a copy just ahead of the street date. How’s that for a Christmas present? Enter now!

JG



Simply Youth Ministry is doing a ton of LIVE curriculum for youth ministry small groups starting back up these days – we’ve used it for the last couple of years and have loved it. This week they are giving me a chance to give one whole LIVE curriculum away (which is a $500 value, for those of you playing along at home). All you have to do is leave a comment on this post on “why you need LIVE the most” and I’ll pick the winner this Friday. Done!

JG


Congrats, Marc - you just scored $100 in free stuff from Simply Youth Ministry. That is how it is done! By the way, that one hit a little close to home. As always, stay tuned to more contests and giveaways in the near future.

JG



Last week we ran a contest with some great giveaways from WorshipHouse Media. Two winners were picked – the first winner from the random comment is Ryan:

And then there was a prize pack for the funniest comment … they were all fantastic, but this one wins hands down:

Congrats to both winners!

JG

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We use WorshipHouse Media stuff regularly in HSM – most recently we used the “Your Light” video to end week 1 of our Brainwashed series. I think WorshipHouse Media is a great place to get church videos – I was talking to Luke over on their site last week and they offered up some prizes – so simply leave a comment and you could win! Do it!

  • Random Comment Grand Prize: DVD Bundle with Mini-Movies, Worship Backgrounds and WHM T-shirt worth over $100
  • Funny Comment, as chosen by me: $30 Promo Code to be used on any product(s) at WHM

JG

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Congrats to Cindy Von Bargen on winning the randomly-selected winner of the 5 graduation bundles from Simply Youth Ministry in the contest we held earlier this week. Thanks to everyone who entered … and next week’s giveaway is going to be even bigger. Look for it Monday morning!

JG

The graduation gift set from Simply Youth Ministry is a great idea for your seniors that are heading off to college next year. It includes 3 great resources – 99 Thoughts for College-Age People, Creative Times with God and Live Large, Be Different, Shine Bright.

Want to get 5 sets for free – sent right to your door just in time for the end of the school year and senior weekend? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post here on the blog and you’re in on the giveaway. I’ll pick one comment at random on Wednesday. Worth playing for? Hope you win!

JG