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Christmas Features: Expectations and a Declaration and Christians without Christmas

During the evening ask youth to share their expectations for the advent season and later compare them to the expectations of the Jewish people at the time of Christ's birth.

Begin by advising that the group will sing a 'welcome to advent' carol, 'O Come All Ye Faithful'. A verse or two will probably do. Then ask youth to verbally share their expectations. Leaders should record them. There will probably be some reference to the singing of Christmas carols or Christmas music...

For entire activity go to activities page. Click: Expectations and a Declaration


Christians without Christmas ...Same God, same vision of Christ, yes, but just on the cross. No Christmas manger scene story.

click: God's Gift ... Forgiveness

Christmas without The Chest of Visions ... click: Reviews Chest of Visions




                             Christmas Gift for Youth Workers

"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)


                         Christmas Special on Amazon.com

Christmas has always been a time to present something with meaning for my Christian Youth Group members. This year try ...

         "The Chest of Visions"

The Chest of Visions is selling at a reduced cost on Amazon.com this season. Click: Reviews Chest of Visions

For Per Readers Favorite The Chest of Visions is " a totally new concept for involving today's youth in Bible study"

               Don't miss this opportunity to reach Christian Youth !!

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"

Shirley Johnson review: "I read this book with a thirteen year old girl and once we were finished I asked her how she felt about our experience. She said it definitely made her think about many things in her own life and in her walk with God."


For reviews and purchase information click ... Reviews Chest of Visions

For additional reviews, click: " a totally new concept for involving today's youth in Bible study"


I am wondering if you could provide some guidance for me...

I was recently asked to establish a youth program for a small church in Toronto, Canada. Without having much training in this area, I realize I need some guidance on how to do this. M.D.

For information about starting a youth program, click Starting a Youth Program



    

We tried this last month with our Men's Group at church and everyone loved it. It should also work with teanagers.

Click: Let Us Pray



Activities for Fun

Football Trivia: Question correct, then move towards goal line.

Ha Ha: Lot's of fun - an icebreaker we used with Spanish speaking young people in El Salvador, as well as with our own youth group. It has always been a great success.

Cross the Line: An icebreaker that gets young people sharing their experiences.

Bombs Away: A game that tests our ability to trust.


Find more Christian youth group activities by clicking: Activities for Youth



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the story behind the comics, click: Christian Comics



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