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5 Ways to Promote Your Youth Event

5 Ways to Promote Your Youth Event Gerald Fadayomi You’ve put in all the work, done all the planning, and finalized all the details to make your next student event one of the best yet. But then comes the biggest challenge of all: how do you make sure your students come? Figuring out creative and […]

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Get Ready, Youth Group Leaders: Teens Twice as Likely to Identify as Atheist or LGBT

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Parenting or Spying: Who’s Watching the Kids?

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Five Reasons Why the Children’s Minister Is the Staff Position in Greatest Demand

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Tips for the Local Youth Service

TIPS FOR THE LOCAL YOUTH SERVICE By Margie Edwards KNOW THE PURPOSE Before we plan a youth service we must fully understand the true purpose of a young people’s service. The YOUTH SERVICE, though bible-centered and Christ-honoring, is not simply a Sunday school class. Neither is it a “preaching service” beamed primarily to young people. […]

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Top 20 Youth Group Games

Top 20 Youth Group Games By Lindsay Bodkin I learned something recently: in youth ministry, games are important. I mean really important. My church had vacation bible school two weeks ago and I was teaching the middle school class. That first night I went straight into the lesson and I got crickets and glazed eyes. […]

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Today’s Topics

TODAY’S TOPICS Truths to Teach Teens. The topics listed below are different areas that are very relevant to teenagers lives today. These can be effectively used for group discussions with young people. – Abortion – Turning the Other Cheek – Keeping Promises – What is Considered a Lie – How to Deal with a Dishonest […]

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Youth Group Games

Youth Group Games By Author Unknown Also, here are some great Youth Group Games: – Balloon Stomp – Pop! Try to stomp on each other’s balloons. Be the only team with your balloons left intact! – Battle of the Sexes – Test each teams’ knowledge of the opposite gender- sports, fashion and more! -The Best […]

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Youth Board Game Night

Youth Board Game Night : FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BUY MONOPOLY By Sam Firestone Let me ask you a few questions. (1) Do you own a copy of Monopoly? (Yes, any variations, including Simpsons, Star Wars, and Dogs count.) (2) When was the last time you played it? (3) Did you enjoy yourself? I’m willing […]

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Transforming Youth Services

Transforming Youth Services By Darrell W. Johns What goes on at a youth meeting has everything to do with kids wanting to come. It often makes all the difference in your youth ministry since effective youth services are vital to the life of the youth group. Goals Of A Youth Service The best youth services […]

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Are Your Teens Driven by God’s Purpose?

Are Your Teens Driven by God’s Purpose? Kurt Johnston Discovering God’s purpose for their lives should be your No. 1 youth-ministry task What on earth am I here for?” That’s the question every teenager on the planet asks at one time or another. And while your youth ministry plays a variety of roles, helping students […]

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Planning Youth Activities

Planning Youth Activities Paul Borthwick What gives identity and cohesion to most youth groups is the weekly or monthly activities, which build group comradery and foster positive peer acceptance. Some groups have youth fellow ships that meet on Sunday evenings; others have Saturday-morning breakfast clubs; still others have midweek meetings. For parachurch organizations and church […]

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Why Use Crowdbreakers

Why Use Crowdbreakers By Tom Friendie Crowdbreakers are an effective way to pull teenagers together from wandering around a room into a cohesive group, alive and ready to discuss an important issue. They can provide release for the tremendous energy teens have, they can be used to quiet kids down through fun activity, they can […]

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Treasure Hunts

Treasure Hunts By Dan Widdle Aye matey, here ye shall find the most seaworthy treasure hunts ever to sail the oceans of youth. Landlubbers who don’t enjoy decipherin’ devilish clues to find a hidden treasure should be keelhauled! Ye shall find more treasure-hunt in’ ideas in these pages than ye can shake a bottle of […]

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Creative Youth Meetings

CREATIVE YOUTH MEETINGS By: Ron Cline What turns the average young person off about his church youth group? What happens to the high school youth who quits coming to the youth meetings? How come a good brush fire draws more teens than our youth group? Why don’t visitors return and get involved? Why don’t we […]

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Promotional and Announcement Ideas for Youth Ministry

PROMOTIONAL AND ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS FOR YOUTH MINISTRY By: Bill Goetz Through experience in several different churches, we have discovered that basic to an effective youth publicity program is planning over a period of time –at east a quarter. “Spur-of-the-moment’ publicity is seldom as effective as when it is part of a creative projected plan. Follow […]

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