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A Welcoming Environment: Do You Have One?
16 July 2013
When we look to talk about the most effective way to impact students’ lives, the conversation usually goes toward discipleship. Well, that makes sense—we all want to go for depth, not width. Discipleship is an easy principle to grab onto: looking at how you can..
Greased Pig (a fun outdoor game)
19 May 2009
Greased Pig Items Needed: large tarp, a few packages of shortening (like Crisco), jello that has been pre-made (in a few large buckets), 1 watermelon per match. Setup the tarp and secure it to the ground on grass, have leaders rub the shortening all on..
13 Things to Try When You’re in a Teaching Funk
14 November 2012
Have you ever been in a teaching funk? Most teachers have, and it feels like I’m in one now! I love teaching God’s word and I am fortunate enough to be the primary teacher in our junior high ministry. Like most pastors, I’m critical of..
Five Key Relationships
13 September 2007
A transcript of a message by Doug Fields on Five Key Relationships. (.Doc file included) “I want to give you five investments I think we need to do if we’re going to have significant, healthy relationships. These investments we can manage. We can control these.”
All the Shoes in the World
08 October 2009
Go around the room and have everyone in turn shout out a type of shoe. It is an elimination type game. My group got into skates and flippers but you can just stay on land if you want. It was fun then to tie in..