there are so many great resources out there for student ministries. a few months ago we stumbled upon the good people from Digital Stache, and their products have definitely created some more atmosphere to our sunday morning gatherings. i still feel like a K-Love DJ every now and then when trying to lead a game or bring some humor to some dead tired teens (ouch!) but these guys definitely help! we’re currently using their Ready, Set, Go application (which is a FREE countdown clock for games and pre-service), and their ScoreKeep app, …but my favorite is still SPIN THAT WHEEL! here’s the description from their website:
Spin That Wheel is a rockin large group interactive game. As a stand alone application, the software allows you to add up to 15 custom prizes to the wheel, then spin it to see what you get! (Wow, I just won a bag of Pork Rinds*) It has a random winner every time. Find yourself a great host, a really bad outfit, and you are in for a great night.
*Prizes not included.
one minor drawback with these applications that i have found is that they don’t integrate with presentation software, at least not with mediashout. when you open the application, it takes over the screen, which makes it difficult to easily move back and forth. but, the benefits outweigh that by a long shot!