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Doug's notes: This is a great! I will use this for sure. The marble Instagram graphics alone are worth the price. So good!

The next time you are asked to preach in the main services (probably the week after Christmas, Memorial Day, or Labor Day) use it to make a case for investing in the next generation.

This one-off message draws from Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and is inspired by the folks at Orange who popularized the idea of using marbles to count down the number of weeks until a child graduates from high school and moves on to what's next. Through this message you will be able to:

• Make a case statement on the importance of parents stepping up to their responsibility to disciple their kids.
• Make a case statement on the importance of children and youth ministry.
• Challenge the entire church to step up in their responsibility to raise up the next generation.
• Challenge the students in your congregation to be open to investment.
• Recruit volunteers for your children and youth ministries.
• Get a raise from your Senior Pastor.

This Resource Includes:
• Complete message manuscript (~3700 words, Word file)
• Graphics package including title, background and Instagram images (jpeg files)
• Presentation slides (pptx and jpeg files)

Making the Countdown Count

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A one-off message for big church that challenges everyone to step up in their investment in the next generation.
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Derry Prenkert

I've been fortunate to serve the first 20+ years in youth ministry! I'm in My Third Decade (check out my podcast on the DYM Podcast Network!) where I currently serve as the Student Ministry Leader at a church in Louisville, KY. Over that time I have been able to craft a plethora of experiences and resources that help students and parents in their spiritual journey, and I love that DYM has provided me the opportunity to share them with you. My wife Janelle and I have four amazing children ages 10 and under. I love the Cubs, the Colts, comic books, podcasts, and going to Disney World.

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Free Ebook by Doug Fields

There are plenty of people who are grateful that you do what you do. Your students are, their families are, and your church is, even though they may not say it often enough. I want to say thanks on behalf of them, and model the way we need to be saying thanks to the leaders that serve alongside us—in ten different ways—through this ebook.

Thank YOU!