The Examen was a major part of our Sr. High Camp in 2014. It is a way of examining our day and getting ready for the next day. Below you will find a copy of the examen that you can listen to and pray along with. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/130609742″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Here are…… Continue reading The Examen: Close your day and Get ready for tomorrow.
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 should…… Continue reading Youth Ministry 101
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…… Continue reading Board Games at Youth Group
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…… Continue reading Facebook and Youth Ministry
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…… Continue reading Group Art Project: Icon Magazine Mosaic