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)
One word to reflect upon our faith journey... The Apostle Paul wrote "there is faith, hope love, these three but ...
is the word.
Activity of the Month: Easter Skit:The Look of Love
"He can tell you things Jesus taught and things he did, but he cannot tell you of his eyes, his reassuring, loving eyes. Only those who were with him can do so, and there are only a few of us left. Read this book and as you read it, imagine the love that a glance from Jesus shared with each of us, the look of god-sent love."
To read the entire skit, click Look of Love
Just about one year ago the first letters were received from young people in the land of Caperston.
Initially they were from a young man named Mattpaul and now his best friend, Huchfee, has been writing.
In a March letter we were told ... "Michaeling's candle was last. Before she blew it out Marcus stated, 'Our friend Michaeling was the first youth to be baptized by Chihaysu. She will lead the Valley Youth by her gentle but determined ways. Leave your candle burning as we leave this place'."
A letter, dated April 10th, reports the chaos the youth are praying will be avoided... " Now Zester was furious. He pulled out a long knife and stated, 'You will leave now or risk the consequences'. The response became louder, 'Pontos, yes; Zester, no.' Suddenly and without warning Zester called out, 'Charge' ..."
... for most recent correspondence received and published.
Click April Letters
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.
For information about starting a youth program, click Starting a Youth Program
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.
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
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..