Author: Elle Campbell

How to Teach in Circles

In Volume 3 of Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum and Strategy, we’re trying something special with our series called Doubt It! Here’s an article from the author (Irene Cho) to help you create and lead through this unique set-up. If you typically teach in a sermon format with discussion afterward, we recommend trying something new for the Doubt It series. For this series, have your students sit in circles in groups of 6 or 8 (with one adult per circle) for the entire teaching time. If you already have small groups assigned, split students into their regular small groups for the entire...

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How to Create a “Do Something” Board

If you’re using Grow Curriculum, you might find this post handy for our series More Than a Hashtag, a 4-week series on biblical justice. If you’re not using Grow, that’s okay! Feel free to use these ideas anyway. Hey there! You probably found your way here through Grow Curriculum and Strategy. In our teaching series for students called More Than a Hashtag, we suggested building a Do Something Board — a place where you can display ideas and resources that your students can use in order to “do something” that works toward justice in the name of Jesus. We recommend compiling a bunch...

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3 New Games from The Middle School Ministry Campference

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...

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The Key to Creating Momentum in Your Youth Ministry

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...

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Kenny and Elle Campbell

Hi. We’re Kenny and Elle Campbell, founders of Stuff You Can Use. We’ve been doing youth ministry for over twenty combined years and love every second of it. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you find this resource helpful!

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