middle years ministry

Middle Years Life Transitions

THE MIDDLE YEARS (5th-9th grade, Ages 10-14) ARE A HUGE TIME OF LIFE TRANSITION.  IT MIGHT EVEN BE ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TIMES IN A PERSON’S LIFE!   Do youth pastors/workers know and understand the transition that is happening in the lives of their students?  Do we appreciate the power and the potential for doing effective […]

Helping Students Return to School

Helping Students Return to School… Ten Quick Hints and Ideas.  10. Offer Sharing Times, During Regular Meeting Times/Small Groups to Talk, Before and After Their First Week.  9. Be Available Virtually and In-Person After-School for Students That Need to Talk.  8. Support Parents in the Back to School Process.  7. Teach “Back to School” Lesson […]

The Closer: Speaking

Closer: Finishing With Intentionality

The Closer: Finishing with Intentionality? How do you finish your message, sermon, and lesson? Do you end well or stumble toward the finish with no real plan?  Nationally known speaker Chad Poe offers up some expert advice in his latest guest post!  You see parents easing into your space in the back of the room. […]

Made One Night

“MADE” (One Night Youth Ministry Resource)

“MADE” (One Night Youth Ministry Resource) a “done-for-you” resource for one complete night of youth ministry programming, EVERYTHING is Included!!  “MADE”  KEY OBJECTIVES Students will understand that they are made and loved by God; no matter how many mistakes they have made, God has made a way back to a relationship with him through Jesus. “MADE” […]

Made One Night

“MADE” (One Night Youth Ministry Resource)

“MADE” (One Night Youth Ministry Resource) a “done-for-you” resource for one complete night of youth ministry programming, EVERYTHING is Included!!  “MADE”  KEY OBJECTIVES Students will understand that they are made and loved by God; no matter how many mistakes they have made, God has made a way back to a relationship with him through Jesus. “MADE” […]

Camp Assassins Game

Camp Assassins Game (Free Download)

Camp Assassins Game is a FULL group, multi-day game that is sure to be a “Hit” at your next camp, retreat, or other events. QUICK EXPLANATION: Every person has the name of another person that they must “assassinate” and continue the game before they are assassinated. DOWNLOADABLE PDF INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDE: Supply list Pre-Game Instructions Game […]

Level Up One Night

“Level Up!” Youth Group ‘One Night’

One Nights are all-inclusive, “done-for-you” resources for one complete night of youth ministry, with everything you need to have maximum impact with minimal preparation for your youth group gatherings. WHO IS ONE NIGHT FOR? For ministry with middle school or high school students. One Night is designed to be easily used by everyone—from new volunteers […]