Author: Kenny + Elle Campbell

70 | How Can I Be More Creative in Youth Ministry?

Episode Notes: In this episode of the Youth Ministry Answers podcast, Kenny and Elle to talk about how to be (and stay) creative in youth ministry. Creativity in Youth Ministry Don’t get stuck in a rut. In youth ministry, it’s easy to get in the habit of doing things the way we’ve always done them. The world around us is changing, and so are the youth we teach. The heart of God’s story throughout Scripture does not change, but the way we teach students to engage with their faith can change. This takes creativity! Creativity is the process of building things...

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How To Love Someone You Don’t Like: Idea Spotlight

IDEA SPOTLIGHT: This idea comes from Neil Redenbaugh and Corrie Haffly. Neil is a  youth pastor from First Baptist Church in Davis, CA, and Corrie is a volunteer youth worker in their ministry. They created a quick guide to help their students learn to love those people they just don’t like. Along with the guide, they also created a 2-week discussion worksheet if you wanted to use these in small groups or as a part of a study. *The guide and worksheet are both meant to be printed double sided and folded in half vertically. It is meant to be used as a tall, thin, pamphlet style document. Download This...

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62 | Engaging Students In Scripture In Your Youth Ministry

Description: Lindsey Gorveatte joins Kenny and Elle to talk about engaging students in scripture in youth ministry. Links: Grow Youth Ministry Curriculum Notes: BIBLE ENGAGEMENT STATISTICS According to surveys done by Never The Same with over 3,000 teenage participants . . . 95% of church-going teenagers think reading the Bible is important. 12% of those teenagers read the Bible on a regular basis. 45% of those teenagers never read the Bible. 41% don’t know where to start. So how do we better engage teenagers in Scripture? 1. KNOW YOUR GOAL Identify a measurable and manageable goal for Bible engagement....

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61 | How to Set Up A Small Group Leader Coaching System In Your Youth Ministry

Description: Jack (Ft. Worth, TX) is wondering how to implement a coaching system for his small group leaders.  In this episode, Kenny and Elle share what they’ve learned about the kinds of small group leader coaching systems that work . . . and the ones that don’t. THE DEFINITION A small group leader coach is someone who feels ownership over the development and care of small group leaders. Just like a small group leader leads students, a small group leader coach leads small group leaders. THE MODELS Some churches ask coaches to show up to their youth ministry environment...

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POISON CHAIR : Youth Group Games

POISON CHAIR Quick Overview: A classic youth group game that is just down right fun! Oh and remember don’t touch the chair!! Supplies You’ll Need: 1. People. You need people to play. 2. Chairs. Depending on how many people you have playing you might want to have a few chairs in the circle at the beginning of the game. Prep: Clear out the room so it’s a big open space. Place your chair(s) in the middle of the room and have everyone hold hands around the chairs.   Game Play: Everyone should be holding hands around the chair(s). If...

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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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