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Balancing Pop Culture and Youth Group Fun

Unless you have been living in a lead-lined cave the last couple of months, you’ve probably heard the song “Watch Me” with the accompanying dance moves “the whip” and “the nae nae.”

But maybe you literally were in that cave and don’t know what I’m talking about. I got your back! Check out this video of the cutest little dance crew doing “the whip” and “the nae nae” along with the song.

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It’s tough to be “current” without at least passively endorsing something that might be questionable as a youth pastor. I’m still trying to find forgiveness for watching this years Video Music Awards. Hahhahahah!!!

In our youth ministry we do try to be culturally relevant … sermon series topics/titles (we’re doing Squad Goals right now), funny bits, videos or games that we create. We do this because our strategy is for our program and environment be fun and welcoming to eliminate the distractions that push away non-churched students.

Our ultimate goal is for our students to hear the life-changing message of Jesus and hopefully a friend that they may invite as well.

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SO I wanted to give you something fun to help you accomplish both of those things! The Whip/Nae Nae band wagon is in full swing for just a little while longer, and this game was such A HIT when we played it at youth group we wanted to share this game for FREE with you!

Feel free to use it if you feel like it fits.

DOWNLOAD “CHOOSE A MOVE: Whip or Nae Nae” right now for FREE!  

If you have any fun resource ideas we could create that jump on cultural that aren’t totally sacrilegious (insert Miley Cyrus joke here) or if you already made one, reply and let me know!


Blessings as you serve student & Jesus this week!

Josh Griffin 
High School Pastor 
Saddleback Church

PS: I need to give a HUGE shoutout to AC, Adam and Travis for creating this freebie. I came back from vacation, played this game and said WE HAVE TO SHARE IT. They’re geniuses … I just get to send the email! Enjoy.

PPS: If you don’t think that will work in your youth ministry context, no worries! DYM released 6 new resources today that may work for you.

By | 2016-10-13T13:52:42+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author:

Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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