Easter Earthquake

This lesson/game will help to create an Easter atmosphere in your youth group. Use Matthew 28:1-6 as your biblical reference, with special attention given to the earthquake that accompanied the resurrection of ...

Grant It! An Application Guide

Most youth ministries have specific needs and goals, but not all needs and goals are grantable expenditures. However, when it comes to the creative process of application, here are some quick points that can he...

The Stranger in Your House

Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D with Ann McMurray David C. Cook, 2011, 240 pp., $14.99There is certainly no lack of books purporting to help parents understand their teenagers, but Gregory Jantz' The Stranger is Yo...

Go Dough Nuts

Youth leaders who might be looking for a creative and tasty game for the New Year or for Fat Tuesday can't go wrong with a box of donuts and some cake decorating supplies (icing, sprinkles, etc.).Purchase enoug...

Winter Olympics

If you are looking for a fun, active game to play outdoors during the winter (especially in the snow), try organizing a winter Olympic games. This is a marvelous way to make the most of the natural surroun...

New Year (Rewind)

This is a fun crowd-breaker game to play in the New Year. The game is played much like charades.Divide the group into two teams and give each team pencils and small slips of paper on which players can write phr...

Living Christmas Trees

Preparation: Bring is a sack of candy canes ( J-shape variety) sufficient for your youth group.Ask each teenager to select a partner. Give each pair a handful of candy canes and offer these instructions:On...

Christmas Candy

Theme: Materialism Scripture: "Every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father" (James 1:17)Preparation: Bag(s) of Christmas candy large enough to accommodate your groupGive each teenager a p...