Reaching the Hearts of Christian Youth

From the rising of the sun to its setting ... The name of the LORD is to be praised. Psalms 113:

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September 23rd... The Escape Plan

Something New: Something Fun ... Cross the Line

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Click ... The Chest of Visions: captures the essence of the Gospel

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

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Rich Young Ruler

Read Luke 18: 18-27 and ask youth what they think of this command of Jesus to give everything that you own to the poor, then follow Jesus. Discuss to what degree this is possible today. How much "everything" is everything? Does Jesus simply mean something significant?

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       Activity of the Month : Meet Youth Visionaries: Laura and Huchfee in New Pathways Across Broken Highways

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       Read the Christian Comics then the story that is a"significant step forward" in Youth Group Study

Read the rest of the comic and the story behind it by clicking:    Prison Songs of Joy and Redemption 

A Special Love

What about Prayer ... does it work?"

Remember that the people from Caperston have just recently learned about the presence of God in their world and about prayer. Most have never attempted to pray and probably have no idea how to pray. In the world of Caperston there is no Lord's Prayer recited regularly in church.

Read more at : Does prayer work?

Make a Difference with your youth in the New Year

A God-send for you!

Laura Cooley of St. Paul's Church, Patchogue, NY writes...

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

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

Teachings from the Story: Temptations - Not an Easy Topic

How are the temptations of Chihaysu similar to those brought to Jesus? Click: Temptation Activity for an intriguing comparison of Jesus' and Chihaysu's temptations. .

Teachings from the Story: Are you up to it?

Read the story of Dustin recorded on May 5th. Dustin tries to persuade his fellow Mountain Youth that there is a better way to go about change than to seek revenge. He calls out, "God, protect Caperston and its people and forgive my fellow mountain brothers..." Click:Am I Up to It? for more details of this lesson.

Resources that Reach the Hearts of Youth

  The Good News of the Gospel: clear and understandable

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Christian youth entertainment

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 from Readers' Favorite writes:

"The Chest of Visions: Secrets of Caperston´┐Ż 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: start the year with ten lessons at the end of the story to use in your youth ministry.


Testimonial Received - July 5, 2015

Just became chair of our Christian Ed. Committee was browsing for ideas for our youth group - all children are young grade 5 and younger. Like some of the ideas I saw on this site. God bless you as you share ideas for others to use in spreading the word of Jesus Christ to our youth in such a troubled time.

J. Walker


Your ideas make this website special. Please share with the many who have done so from around the world.

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"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)

Editor: Thank you and glad we are helping.

How many times do we "pull the plug" on a task we began. What initially appeared to be good becomes filled with uncertainty. Uncertainty leads to anxiety and anxiety leads to a fear of failure. Fear wins out and the plug is pulled often before the task gets beyond its initial planning stage.

Click: Pulling the Plug

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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 ...

"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


How are you ?? I hope all is well ! I am a Christian youth worker located in New York at the Grace Assembly Shiloh Apostolic Church. Last night was our weekly get together and we played your game "Ha Ha". It was such a success and they all had fun. I started to look online for christian group activities last month and I saw and read the details of this game but played it wrong ! (I'm Laughing) I didn't have the details in front of me and instead of stopping at 5 Ha's and then go down to 1 Ha, I let the number keep on going up. It still played out nice and the point is everyone had fun. So thank you for posting that game, I really appreciate it !



Want more details on the Ha Ha game and our popular Lifeboat Game?  Please click: Free Activity of the Month :games of insight and laughter

"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."

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