Youth Banners

Youth Banners

Over the past three years, I’ve noticed that I have struggled educating parents about what is important in youth ministry. Hearing from parents that we should copy what another youth ministry is doing across town can sometimes feel like a slap in the face. Though I know I shouldn’t feel that way, it can still … Continue reading

Rescue

Rescue

If Doug Fields is going to ask for survivor themed team building activities, He’s going to get survivor themed team building activities. Watch your group scramble to save an injured participant in Rescue. Rescue is a challenge where teams compete to complete the task in the fastest amount of time while still being safe throughout … Continue reading

Sandcastles

Sandcastles

Summer is coming and this is a great resource if you happen to be catching some rays with your youth. Sandcastles is a team building activity designed to be done on the beach. This activity is based on the idea that Jesus Christ is our foundation from 1 Corinthians 3:5-10, but could also fit with the … Continue reading

Greater Than >>>>> Lock in

Greater Than >>>>> Lock in

If you use twitter, a fairly frequent occurrence among H.S. youth that use twitter is the use of the greater than sign. These appear when someone encounters something that they think is the greatest thing on earth. For example, one of your youth goes to that new burger joint in town and tweets out a … Continue reading

Stations

Stations

“Stations” is a unique and powerful worship experience centered around the Stations of the Cross (artistic representations depicting scenes of Jesus on his way to his death on the cross). Each year on Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, I (Andy) host an experiential worship gathering for high school students. This … Continue reading

An Ash Wednesday Reflection

An Ash Wednesday Reflection

A Blessed Ash Wednesday from Steal Our Stuff! Feel free to steal this personal reflection and graphic and use them as you see fit. And blessings on your Lenten journey through the desert, to the cross, in the grave, and out from the tomb! Read and reflect on the following passage from Matthew 4:1-11… Then Jesus … Continue reading

Communication Conundrum

Communication Conundrum

This is a simple 10 question trivia game that could be used for any event focused on communication or prayer. I (Ray) used it for our 4 week parent and youth classes that focus on ways that God communicates His grace to us. We played this game in a parent vs. youth style because the … Continue reading