Over 1,500 votes were cast in round 3 alone, and the top 8 accounted for nearly 75% of those votes. The last few hours saw a very close race, at one point shortly before the deadline there were 6 contestants separated by 2 votes, and literally anyone could have lost out on making it into the Elite Eight. In the end, with a two way tie for 8th place, we didnt want to be unfair to either Phil Bell or Jon Berry, so we kept them both in.
And with that, here we are, from 70 down to the last 9 that remain.
For those who haven’t gone back to check out what the best blog post author will win, a registration to the 2013 Orange Conference is on the line, 10 hours of design work from the Youthmin.org Marketplace is up for grabs, major gift cards to Starbucks and Amazon, and the crown jewel (in our minds) an iPad Mini.
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Once more, one vote per IP address per round, voting for round 4 ends this Friday, December 21st, at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, and only 4 will move on to the final round ( and lets try and keep it at 4, no more ties!)
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Joshua Gill – How maintaining boundaries could save your ministry
Frank Gil – Calvinism and Student Ministry
Ben Kerns – Are Bikinis Sinful?
Phil Bell – Three Youth Ministry Priorities for Mondays
Neely McQueen – No Purple Ministry
Jon Berry – God Helps those who help themselves
Tom Shriver – 5 ways to improve your event marketing
Brooklyn Lindsey – The Temptation of Youth Ministry
Matt Lawson – How to ask questions and get the job you want