Activities that reach the Hearts of Youth
Food For Thought ...
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"BE the change you want to see in the world." Mohandas Gandhi
Christmas Activity for Christian youth ...
"Point out that the Biblical story in Luke presents us with, not expectations,
but a declaration by the messengers of God himself. "
"Read the entire activity ..." ... Click Christmas Expectations
More Activities for Youth Ministry
Trust and Prayer: Activity that encourages spoken prayer amidst youth and has been successful on several occasions with different youth programs. See testimonial on the use of "Bombs Away" and "Trust and Prayer" in white box ... bottom right of this page.
The Lifeboat Game: Youth pick who will survive a lifeboat sinking. A time to reflect on making decisions and the value given to life.
Two activities from South Africa: The objective of this game is to build co-operation and confidence in the young people, while at the same time they discover their gifts and callings.
The Rich Young Ruler: Activity that asks the question how to react to the command of Jesus to give everything that you own to the poor, then follow we are ready to follow Him.
Bombs Away: A game that tests our ability to trust.
Christian Teens Candles of Prayer: One more verse of candles, then a repeat of the original first verse and the usually serene Presbyterians were clapping their hands and swaying back and forth.
Two Truths and a Lie: Instruct each player to think of three statements about themselves. Two must be true statements, and one must be false.
International Bible Treasure Hunt 2013
In January 2009 this website offered the first "International Bible Treasure Hunt". About twenty youth groups participated from several different countries and great fun was had by all.
Changes have been made to the Bible Treasure Hunt reflecting comments made in 2009. This year an optional section that will compare the life of Jesus to a religious figure named Chihaysu, residing in a far away land, has been added. Studying teachings from the far away land of Caperston will make this year's treasure hunt all the more international.
If interested, groups or individuals wishing to learn more should click International Bible Treasure Hunt
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The Chest of Visions comes in
in 2013 Readers Favorite Contest
Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi Category
"The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston by Tim Ferguson is the story of Caperston as told by Mattpaul. Caperston is a planet much smaller than our own and its sun is much smaller than ours. Time is measured by generations that pass rather than years.
On May 2, Mattpaul shares information about Chihaysu. The man told the people about God who oversees the world, treats everyone equally and hears when people pray to him.
I find the plot of this book very realistic, for God is bigger than my imagination and who am I to say he did not place life on other planets?. This story was written for young adults; however, I enjoyed it very much. Tim Ferguson is very creative and has found a wonderful way to reach youth."
To read the complete review from the Readers Favorite Book Contest click: The Chest of Visions
Catholic youth worker Melissa Jagel adds that the Chest of Visions is
"Engaging, exciting, entertaining, and easy-to-read ..."
I'd love to put "The Chest of
Visions" in the hands of every youth and young adult leader in the
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Fun, Faith, Friends...
New Christian Youth Game - The Great Race
Entertaining, competitive activity with a message from the Apostle Paul.
Click for : Newly Created Guidelines for The Great Race
Have fun while learning! We have used this activity many times over the years, the last time being on January 6, 2013.
"I totally had to get this book"
Jo writes regarding Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings ...
"I think this book is really good and helpful. I first read the online version of the book because I did not want to pay for it. But after reading a couple of program ideas and having a very very successful youth program I totally HAD to get this book. It is well worth the money."
Read more reviews like this one by Jo by clicking ... Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meeting (the book)
Jesus calls Christian youth to "Go into the world to preach the gospel" and gives the promise,"I am always with you to the end of the age". Please share with us where you live so that the global community of Christian teens and their youth leaders can become more evident. Are you active in a Christian youth group? Do you have Christian youth activities or entertainment ideas to share. Your shared ideas for youth ministry programs will be featured on our activities page. Help make our Christian youth website truly international!Just click on the Guestmap Icon and let us know who you are and if you have ideas to share. We will get back to you..