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Resource Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry 101

Every year, as school starts back up, I am asked, “Where do we start with a new year of youth ministry?” 1. Put together a team. Who in your community is interested in this ministry also? Look for two parents, two youth, and two non-parents to start. Meet together, pray, and ask the question, “What […]

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Art Activity Resource Youth Ministry

Board Games at Youth Group

It’s cold and wet.  Your youth want to do something fun but you are stuck inside.  You have played  “ninja” ten too many times.  Are there any other options? Board Games! Wait, I really don’t want to play 5 hours of a monopoly game at youth group.  Neither do I.  So here are three short games […]

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Resource Social Networking Technology Youth Ministry

Facebook and Youth Ministry

Anyone who works with youth—for that matter, anyone—must wrestle with Facebook.  Some clergy and ministers would rather ignore Facebook.  But it is too large and too ubiquitous to ignore, and our youth certainly don’t.  Some dive in without any reservations.  But there are pitfalls there, too. So how do we use Facebook and use it […]

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Art Activity Resource Youth Ministry

Group Art Project: Icon Magazine Mosaic

I am always looking for a great art project that is meaningful, easy and that can be done in a large group.  This is a great art project that I saw while visiting All Saint’s and Sinners in Denver, CO.  As soon as I saw it, I knew that we needed to do it at […]

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Faith Space Resource Worship Youth Ministry

Compline on one sheet (Front and Back)

One of the great services that youth ministries often do is Evening Compline.  This became a staple for me in youth ministry with the youth leading the service. To simplify this and make it easier for a new youth to pick up and lead this I worked on getting Compline on one sheet of paper […]