Each Church Is Its Own Sub-Culture…Every church has its own traditions, words, rules, and personality. When you arrive at a new church, take the time to ask questions, learn, and don’t just assume things. Churches like other countries and even families have their own ideas and definitions when it comes to A LOT of things. […]
In the era of summer mission trips to exotic places and high energy, huge conferences at the beach, is there still a place for summer camp? Has the whole summer camp thing seen its day? Here are 10 Quick Thoughts, on Why Middle School Camp is STILL Important! 10. Freedom to Worship, Sing and Celebrate!- Nowhere else […]
Puppet Master Charades Game is a favorite youth group game around our ministry. Perfect no-prep game for a regular night or part of an event.
Youth Group Lesson Take-a-Longs… Everything is mobile and portable in our world, why not your lesson? We all want our lessons to be remembered. We always say things like “take this with you this week”. I know I am always looking for ways to make the ideas and lesson topics stick with our students. Why […]
Successful Marriage AND Ministry Trips- Ten tips that work for both your marriage and your ministry! 10. Faithfulness- Don’t be check out other people’s… 9. Fun- Enjoy and learn to laugh. Learn to laugh at yourself. 8. Plan- Make plans and stick with them, what you say you will do…do! 7. Relax- Take and find […]
A “Home Run” Lesson Every Week? The conversation would be similar each week as I would walk through the plan for that night, and it would always end the same before I left the office. I would be asked about my lesson. Each time I would hear the same thing… “Is it a home run, […]
Youth Ministry Games, Youth Ministry Resources, Youth Ministry Thoughts
Five Tips for Messy Indoor Games
Five Indoor Messy Games Tips- Messy Games are a staple of youth ministry, right up there with lock-ins and Mountain Dew. But does it mean we have to ditch the mess and sit quietly instead when the weather is uncooperative? No! Messy Games are huge, gross spectacles outside, but you can scale them to fit […]
Youth Ministry Hints, Youth Ministry Resources, Youth Ministry Thoughts
Christ-Centered vs. Student-Center Ministry
Like many homes where adults choose to make the children the center of attention and decision making, there are ALSO many youth ministries and churches doing the SAME thing. Like homes that are consumed with making sure children are not bored or unhappy, we as youth ministries may also be unknowingly doing the same thing […]
YOUTH MINISTRY COACH OR COUCH? WHICH ARE YOU? You probably have or had one, I think every ministry I have been a part of over years has had one. They take on different shapes, colors, and designs. A few have even had some awesome 1970’s flowers. They are the youth room couches. Our ministry currently […]
CINCO, CINCO DE MAYO GAMES, A COLLECTION OF FIVE FUN GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR YOUTH GROUP!