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Free Weekend Retreat Curriculum on Transforming Lives

This is a series created for a weekend retreat a few years ago.  It was a great series and offered our students a chance to not only see transformation, but to also offer transformation. You could also use it as a 3 week series on transforming lives. As always the Youth Worker Movement encourages you to always review the curriculum and ...

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Where Is Your Pen?

Writing Letters as a Critical Practice to Youth Ministry

A number of years ago I began a practice during Lent to write 5 letters a day. Yes, writing letters.. Sounds crazy doesn’t it. If you want to put some stock into the youth ministry that you oversee then I’d suggest you dust off one of those pens (you know, the freebie ones that you got at the last youth ...

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Variation on a Theme: Kickball & Dodgeball

Variation on a Theme: Kickball & Dodgeball

Not kickball and dodgeball together. Though I like the way you think. Thought we’d pass along a variation of each of these youth min staples this week: 1. Short Field Kickball The rules for short-field eliminate two annoying things – a) the big kids being able to boom it over everyone’s head and b) being the person that has to ...

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Life-sized Chutes & Ladders

Chutes and Ladders in Youth Ministry

  I know, that does sound awesome. I was having a planning meeting with my youth a few weeks ahead of our back-to-school party. I don’t remember what I said that was misheard, but the rest of the conversation went like this: Youth: “Did you just say ‘life-sized Chutes & Ladders’?” Me: “What?” Youth: “I thought you said ‘life-sized Chutes ...

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youthworker movement 40 day photo challenge for Lent

youthworker movement 40 day photo challenge for Lent

  Hey! We promised somewhere a photo challenge for Lent; here it is. We’d love to make this a group project! Please tweet your pics using #YWMoveLent so that we can retweet and centralize the effort. Your friend @ywmovement has just joined Instagram as @ywmovement! We’ll be posting there and linking to ourselves on Twitter at the same time. While ...

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5 Creative Ways for Students to Share Love on Valentines Day

  Teenagers LOVE Valentines day. They love to give valentines and they love to receive valentines. But for some students, being single on Valentine’s day can be an embarrassing and traumatic experience. The single students can feel left out when it comes to their peers’ social media postings of massive teddy bears and carnations. Some begin to think that they ...

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Write for the Youthworker Movement

  Make all of your dreams come true! Or one of them, provided that dinner didn’t sit well and you were tossing and turning all night wishing you could mouth off about your opinions about Wesleyan youth ministry. That dream, my friend, is right around the corner. We are deeply interested in developing Wesleyan voices in youth ministry content. If ...

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6 Easy Prep Youth Ministry Games for the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII

  TV screens are ready to go…check. The pizza has been ordered…check. The boys know to bring soda, chips and dips, the girls know to bring desserts, cups and paper plates…check. Now let’s plan the entertainment for the big youth group party this weekend.  Here are six tried-and-true games to have on hand this Sunday night so you can keep ...

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YouAdvent : 7 YouTube videos to Use for Advent

Need some ideas for Advent lessons or conversation starters? Here’s a collection of 7 videos on YouTube that you can plug into this Advent seasons lessons. 1. Advent Conspiracy : the Advent Conspiracy is grassroots effort to get us out of the funk of consumerist Christmas and focus on Christ and the mission of the Christ’s people. 2. The Nativity ...

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