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The Avengers Body of Christ Discussion Guide

Yet another blockbuster movie has been able to get your students to skip the youth fundraiser and spend their $15 on a ticket.  Of course the main reason you were upset about it was because you were stuck at the church doing yet another fundraiser instead of being where everyone else wanted to be this weekend: The Avengers.  I won’t ...

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Ultimate Nerf Wars

Looking for a proven successful youth ministry event idea to kick off your summer?  Try this: Ultimate Nerf Wars. What you need: Tables, anything camouflage, tarps, bandannas in two colors (1 per person), score sheets, pens, Sharpies, glow-in-the-dark bracelets/necklaces, medals or prizes (optional) Bullet buckets to gather up bullets for reloading.  Lots of volunteers. What people need to bring: Any and all ...

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DIG – A Bible Study Technique like None Other

I’ve been meaning to pass this along for a few weeks. You could have reminded me. DIG is a free session that came out of a final assignment from my UMYM Certification class. Well, it is the final assignment. I was halfway holding out for my grade; I didn’t want to give you anything that wasn’t “A” material. Oh well. ...

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Where are the Methodist Youth Ministry Blogs?

For about half a decade my friend Jay & I have maintained a website called the Methoblog which had a simple purpose and function. The idea was to promote the conversation of being the methodist church through aggregating as many methodist voices who were blogging as possible. The results have been very successful over the years and with a new ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 8: Turn On Your Light- Serving, Witness, Mission & Session 9: Turn On Your Light- Faith Without Works & Action List

  Session 8: Turn On Your Light– Serving, Witness, Mission   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Play Dough, soft foam ball               Key Scripture: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 5: Energize Your Light- Community

SoulFire Youth Curriculum

Session 5: Energize Your Light– Community Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, Drawing Paper, Crayons Key Scripture: “Awe came upon everyone, because of the many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles.  All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all as any had ...

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7 Quick & Easy Icebreakers for your Backpocket

Originally published July 11, 2011. We’ve all been there. You look around the youth room and realize not everybody knows everybody, or you’re trying to start a discussion and the awkwardness is in the air. Here are 7 quick and easy icebreakers to get your crowd at ease. You might just want to print these out and put them in ...

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Soul Fire: Light Your World- Session 4- Energize Your Light: People & Friends; the Power of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

                Session 4: Energize Your Light– People & Friends; the Power of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships   Supplies: Camper Book, Bible, Pens, index cards (10 per group member), butcher paper, markers, masking tape   Key Scripture: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  No one has ...

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