Activities that reach the Hearts of Youth
A Message received on January 3, 2014 ...
"This website is AWESOME!!! I'm the Youth Director at my church and I also mentor and work with inner city youth in my community!
Your site has very good information that can be used for our teens...Thank You!
Regina (from Guestbook)
A Message received on January 26, 2014 ...
Great ideas. We minister every Sunday to several children from our community. I'm using one today to tie the game time into the Bible lesson.
Joshua (from Guestmap)
More activities and two recommended resources
for Christian Youth Groups
... click Activities button above!
Here is an activity to understand Lent that we used two years ago ...
click ... Lent and Love
On April 28th the first letters were received from young people in the land of Caperston.
Twenty one were from a young man named Mattpaul and the last, received on December 10th, from his best friend, Huchfee.
In February Jonas reported ... "Cle-as then told Chihaysu an amazing story. The Kingdom of Romas had existed for over 100 generations."
The Story Continues
In March we learn from Huchfee ..."the youth are becoming increasingly agitated.They are planning to get together to walk around Lake Gael to Pontos' residence.
... for most recent correspondence received and published in March 2014.
Click March Letters
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.
Not the Same Old Done-it-before Youth Meetings:
"A God-send" for you!
Laura Cooley of St. Paul's Church, Patchogue, NY writes...
"Your book is a God-send!! You have laid out in an organized and easy-to-read fashion so many wonderful ideas and activity plans that we will never again feel uncomfortable when getting ready for our next Christian Youth Group meeting. I am new to the role of Youth Group leader and your book gives me confidence that we can indeed succeed with God's help".
What would the world be like without
The Chest of Visions describes such a world ...
and what it becomes when prayer is introduced to this world.
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
On Aug 08, 2013 Sandra Stiles shared…
"I think every youth group should read this book. This makes us take a look at why bad things like death happen. It makes us look deeply at our own faith. Have we pulled away from God?
This is a book that I have on my shelves at school. It has wonderful pictures in it which will reach that kid who really enjoys the more graphic type novel. It is a way to plant the seeds of Christianity."
On June 16, 2013 Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite wrote …
"The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston” is a well-reasoned, well-written, and intelligently conceived allegory ... it is crafted as a totally new concept for involving today's youth in Bible study... a correspondence across parallel universes between several teen-aged individuals on two different planets in two different universes.
If read in its entirety, and considered prayerfully, "The Chest of Visions" should be acknowledged as a significant step forward in Youth Group Study Guides."
To read the full reviews, please
click: The Chest of Visions
Click links above pictures for more activities and ideas
Several times over the years people have asked how to obtain a copy of "Praise Him" playing in the backround of this webpage. Well, it is now available on I-Tunes ... which means ... no more sending me self-addressed, stamped envelopes with a blank CD to which I return a copy of the song!
If interested, please click
Praise Him on I-Tunes
Not the Same Old Done-it-before Youth Meetings:
"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..
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.
Meet youth from the world of Caperston and our own as they correspond.
Elizabeth Marie review: "In this book we meet youth from two different worlds...Once I opened this book, I couldn't set it down ...
I love this book! I think it's perfect for a youth group read and study."
Click: The Chest of Visions
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