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Activity of the Month : Graduation Send Off

High School Graduate Send-Off Celebration:

  • Memories Mad Lib
  • Bible Verse Plaques
  • Tell your grads how much you care for them and

    Have fun while doing so

    Click: Seniors Night


    40 years of working with Christian Youth has taught me many things. The two most important are:

  • Christian Youth need to hear the Good News of the Gospel in a clear, understandable way.
  • They want to hear it in a different way than the way it is being presented to them.
  • Review by Melissa Jagel: "Engaging, exciting, entertaining, and easy-to-read! Ferguson's super-cool little book, "The Chest of Visions," brilliantly captures the essence of the Gospel message …"

    Books that Teach: The Chest of Visions


    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."


    Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite wrote:

    "The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston¯ is a well-reasoned, well-written, and intelligently conceived allegory ... a 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."

    Click for reviews and purchase: ... Reviews of The Chest of Visions

    For youth workers: at the end of the book there are ten lessons to use in your youth ministry.

    Books of Christian Youth Activities:



    Christian youth work: running a youth group 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".

    "Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings" now available for immediate download on Kindle.

    See more information about Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings. click: Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meeting (the book)



    The Final Vision: The Door Closes

    When Chihaysu returned, he advised that he had spent seven days in the desert praying. Christian youth work: running a youth group He enjoyed a brief visit from Jonas but most of the time, he was alone. He felt close to God but had questions that he wanted answered. He said he observed a beautiful sunset on the last night he was there and felt a peace come over him.

    That night he dreamed. He dreamed that he met Mattpaul and he posed three questions to Mattpaul. He said the dream was so vivid he remembered, he believes, every word spoken during the dream.

    Read the questions about the future and the answers received... click March to May 2015 Letters

    MEET JOHN OGUTU

    Our youth group is based in Kisumu town in the western part of Kenya. Our community is a fishing town along the shores of Lake Victoria... Our youth enjoy engaging in talent shows where they can showcase their talents. Our talent shows are filled with youth singing, doing comedy, acting in skits, and much more.

    John's Testimony and hopes for his youth group

    John Ogutu of Kenya (see below article) recently wrote to Christianyouthgroup.org ...

    "The events in Caperston are an interesting read for a young Christian. Not only is it interesting, it is also quite engaging for a young Christian mind seeking answers to questions and participating in the story as well. I am encouraged by the way it relates to the Christian environment in relation to our world. I recommend this to all Christian youth groups as an engaging continuous activity. I have purposed to share this with my youth group and encourage them to participate in writing to Huchfee of Caperston and/or to Alex of New York".

    To read the story... click March 2015 Letters

    We discussed the group response but imagined that it is 100 years ago. There are no telephones, no internet, no automobiles and our pastor says he heard at a meeting that there are youth in the next town, nine miles away, that want to meet with us. We, then, asked how many people would be willing to take a nine mile hike and back, three hours of walking each way to spend an hour sharing youth group ideas. There are a few less volunteers.

    click ... Summer Walks




    "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)


    Please teach our youth to pray ... testimony from England

    We did Trust and Prayer as suggested on your website

    When I asked the kids if they had someone they could talk to and trust with a difficult situation, they all said they did. When I asked "If it was something very private and they didn't want anyone else to know, except that friend," their response was, "No they didn't have a friend like that..."

    Pastor Todd Hartsock

    Trust and Prayer is one of many free activity ideas presented in our second website. Read more of Pastor Hartsock's comments and the activity of which he speaks, which is described at: Faith: Christian teen advice Free Activity of the Month : a youth group activity that encourages spoken prayer among Christian youth and has been successful on several occasions with different youth ministry programs.


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    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..

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