Get Your Harlem Shake On & Win The Wonderstruck DVD Bible Study for Your Church or Small Group

I know I’m going to catch some flack for this, but I can’t resist.

In March, I spoke at Group’s Simply Youth Conference—with almost 3000 youth leaders that serve more than 100,000 students around the country. Before I spoke, they decided to film a Harlem Shake video—their version of the global YouTube sensation.

They decided to spice things up by throwing a huge dead fish, yep, a carp, into the audience. That fish could have landed anywhere—as you’ll see in the video below—but it just happened to land at my feet. Fish scales and all. It was awesome! (And a little stinky!)

Watch the Simply Youth Harlem Shake:

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Well, everyone is creating Harlem Shake videos these days. You can check out videos from our friends at Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee:

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But one of my favorite Harlem Shake videos comes from my heroes at Duck Dynasty.

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Three cheers for Duck Dynasty. [Tweet this]

(Note: If you were born without levity or mirth, please don’t continue to read this post. This contest isn’t for you. Yes, I know there are Harlem Shake videos on the Internet that are not appropriate, but there’s inappropriate just about everything on the Internet. Inappropriate video submissions and comments will not be tolerated. This is a haterade-free blog.)

I believe one of the great wonders of life is being silly and playing and laughing. God gave us a sense of humor and hilarity and the ability to smile. And be goofy. And make wildly silly videos.

So we’re giving away a Wonderstruck DVD Bible Study and 5 Workbooks to the group who creates the best Wonderstruck-themed Harlem Shake Video. [Tweet this]

Making a video is easy.

1. Grab a teenager or twentysomething you know who can edit a basic video and ask them to film a Harlem Shake video. They’ll know exactly what you’re talking about. Most likely response, “Really? I’d love to help.”

2. Invite a group of people who want to go through the study to dance goofy and fun. Extra points if you can convince grandmas or grandpas to participate.

3. Film 30-seconds to 1-minute-ish of your goofy dancing on a hand held camera, webcam, or phone with video capabilities. You can play Harlem Shake music in background or ask the teenager/twentysomething to add in the music after.

4. Have your new teenager/twentysomething friend send the video to us at [email protected]. And then take your new teenager/twentysomething friend lunch or make them a home cooked meal as a thanks.

Contest closes May 7. Our team will pick the winner according to originality, creativity, goofiness, and number of people over 50 you can convince to participate.

So get your laughter and joy on. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Be awesome.

What’s your favorite (CLEAN) Harlem Shake video?

Together, let's prepare our hearts for Christ's arrival as we stay on the lookout for wonder and joy all around. 

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