There are plenty of reasons why The Middle School Ministry Campference is one of the most incredible events for youth workers ever created, but here’s a big one . . . because the incredible Katie Edwards and Kurt Johnston will teach you tons of fun (and easy) new games for your ministry. Here are our three favorites from this year, along with the videos we posted on our Instagram story. EXTREME TIC-TAC-TOE It’s Tic-Tac-Toe . . . but way more extreme because it’s also a relay race. Here’s how to make it happen. HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES & CUP This...Read More
Author: Elle Campbell
Momentum is kind of a big deal in youth ministry, isn’t it? Momentum is the thing that keeps students . . . excited. engaged. coming back. inviting friends. As youth pastors, it seems like we’re always trying to figure out ways to create and then sustain momentum throughout the school year. We want to engage teenagers and keep them engaged and coming back all year long, but . . . how? A lot of youth pastors try to create or sustain momentum with short-term fixes, like . . . flashier programs. bigger events. more giveaways. cooler Instagram posts. Those short-term fixes may work for a moment...Read More
Hey fam! If you haven’t already heard the news, Stuff You Can Use just announced a brand new resource called Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum and Strategy. We are super excited about it and are spending a ton of time having conversations about what’s coming. So while we wrap things up, and you wait for this baby to release, we thought we’d answer a few of our most frequently asked questions so far. Ready? Cool. CAN I CUSTOMIZE GROW TO FIT MY CONTEXT? Absolutely! That’s kind of our #1 goal, actually. We want Grow to work for you, no matter your size,...Read More
Building, maintaining, and growing a volunteer team is hard work. And there’s a lot to say about it. That’s why this isn’t just a blog post. It’s a huge blog post. We also made you a video, in case you don’t like to read. And we included a podcast episode, in case you don’t like watching videos either. The video, the podcast, and this blog post all unique, so choose your favorite, or choose them all. Either way, we’re going to talk about something that we all need a little help with: growing our volunteer teams. At our last church, there was a point...Read More
Helping students grow spiritually is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. And there’s a lot to say about it. That’s why this isn’t just a blog post. It’s a huge blog post. We also made you a video, in case you don’t like to read. And we included a podcast episode, in case you don’t like watching videos either. The video, the podcast, and this blog post all unique, so choose your favorite, or choose them all. Either way, we’re going to talk about something that really, really matters: how to help teenagers grow spiritually. If you’re an adult (or...Read More
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