Communication and Identity

Any leader in ministry will eventually be drawn into passionate discussions about effective communication.  There will be those who maintain that there is not enough communication (“people don’t know what ...

Revealing Your Identity

In the past decade Hollywood has produced a spate of superhero movies.  And, while the storylines and superpowers vary from character to character, there are a few themes that play in all of these films. A co...

Asking Strategic Questions

Asking good questions can be far more beneficial than arriving at quick solutions. Sometimes it is important to take the time to reflect on our questions before acting.

Tune Up

This game will require some creative preparation and listening.  For the setup, acquire at least a dozen objects that make various sounds. These objects could be small bells, or spoons, or some variety of holl...

All Knotted Up

This fun (yet simple) indoor game is perfect for smaller groups or while riding on a bus.  Beforehand, purchase some inexpensive shoe laces—one for each student—and create a series of knots in each shoe la...

Duct Tape Tennis Shoes

For this game you will need several rolls of varying colored duct tape—same colors for each team.  You will also need some old pair of tennis shoes that can be purchased from Goodwill or another second-hand ...

Hide the Light

Supplies needed for this game include two flashlights (or more for larger groups).  Divide the teenagers into two teams, with each team occupying a separate room or space in a single hallway.   This game is ...

Christmas Sculptures

Visit a local dollar store and purchase low-cost Christmas supplies for two or more teams.  Items could include strings of lights, bags, tins, boxes, sacks, or any other Christmas-related things.  Purchase so...

Christmas Sweaters

This game is a spin-off of the traditional “ugly Christmas sweater” competition.  Invite the teenagers to wear their ugliest Christmas sweater for this competition, but ramp it up a notch by supplying the ...