I could think of no better way than to start this blog with one of my all time favorite fundraisers: Egg Cracking. And yes, it is as bad as it sounds. We used egg cracking every year to raise money for youth camp. The kids absolutely loved it. Basically, you have each participant bring a carton or two of eggs. Set aside approximately 3 hours to go “cracking.” These 3 hours are best early on Saturdays when people are still home, usually between the hours of 9 and 12 in the morning.

Students walk through neighborhoods with eggs and approach homes asking for donations in exchange for cracking an egg on their sweet little heads. Let me tell you, though you may ask for a minimum donation of $1.00 per egg, your youth ministry fundraiser will fly through the roof with cash. People love a good laugh. There were several instances where we were given $20 per egg. Now sure, you are going to have a few sour attitudes here and there. But if you are a veteran youth minister, you shouldn’t be a stranger to unusual glances and weird looks, right? But just in case you are new to the game, don’t be naive. Your teenagers WILL throw eggs at you. It is the way of youth ministry. Think of it like winning the Superbowl and getting a giant cooler of Gatorade over the head. Except you smell like you just stepped out of a chicken coop.

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