2020-02-26 to 28 Pictures: Charleston, South Carolina

One of the few upsides of having to cancel our Spring Break trip last March at the onset of the pandemic is that we are "stuck" with a rather large voucher from one of those discount airlines. Last autumn, Tricia and I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia and had a...

A John 3:16 Craft for Kids

John 3:16 is one of the most well known and reassuring verses in the Bible. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (NIV) The following is a little craft I threw...

2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...


Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

Another Post on Minute to Win It for Children’s Ministry

imageI am working on putting together a Minute to Win It themed games night for our church’s Awana program this year.  We added a special Minute to Win It themed game nights for our 3rd-6th grade girls and 3rd through 6th grade boys.  I’ve always wanted to try out these games, but our clubs (and game times) run between 50-60 up to 100 or so kids, and these games don’t work well in that setting.  Instead, for our Minute to Win It game night, I plan to pick a handful of the games and set them up around the auditorium.  The kids will be able to practice them as they wish, and then we will do competitions throughout the night for prizes, etc.  Fortunately, there is no lack of information out there from other people who have undertaken similar projects.  Here is a sampling of what I’ve found thus far:

Youth Leader Stash has done individual entries on a number of the games.  Here they are:

You can find the official listing of games, along with videos on NBC’s official site: Minute to Win It.

So, has anyone else tried this?  What worked?  What didn’t?  The games aren’t until January, and I’m already excited about it! I plan to share my thoughts, ideas and questions as I move forward in planning these events. If you have any advice, I would love to hear it.




  1. chad swanzy

    Wow! You are thorough Wayne. I'm excited about this themed event. Sounds pretty cool. I hope the graphics are helpful and seeing them put to use is one of the things that give me life! Love it!
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  2. Sandra Edwards

    This is such a great resource! Thank you so much for posting! I can tell you, we're going to "borrow" some of these ideas for my church's youth event next month. I make sure to watch Minute to Win It every week for new ideas. Did you see the Beauty Queen or East vs. West episodes? I'm definitely tuning into the sisters' episode tonight!!! Thanks again!