Three Themes to Rotate Your Lessons Around
12 January 2016
Youth Ministry 101: Let’s Talk About What We Should Talk About Pretend a junior higher comes to youth group every week without fail. In two years she will sit through about 100 lessons. A committed high schooler will get about 200. So the teenager who..
Ideas For Christmas Youth Group Night
20 December 2015
Every year Christmas rolls around and we are always thinking about what we should do. And what normally comes to mind is the same formula most churches in America takes. Christmas songs and a Christmas message. Of course, we have to throw a Christmas themed..
Mix It Up This Christmas!
02 December 2015
December is here which means Christmas lessons and Christmas parties of some sort are probably in your youth group’s immediate future. A common youth ministry temptation is to mistakenly lump our entire youth group together; to assume they like the same things, come from similar..
Hall-of-Fame Youth Min Thanksgiving Activities
24 November 2015
Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your student gatherings? Here are a few of our favorites: Turkey bowling. Grab a frozen turkey – don’t thaw it out – and a dozen two liter bottles filled with water. Line them up, and let ‘er rip...
To Fall Retreat or Not To Fall Retreat?
12 October 2015
Summer is over, students are back in school, and weekends are filled with football. Oh, how I love the fall. Having been in my current role less than two years, I am still in the early stages of the “figuring out the culture of our group”..