Games

Get a Life-sized Clue: big board games

by Eric Pugh Several years ago, while brainstorming with our student leadership team about new fellowship activities, we stumbled upon Life-Sized Clue. Our youth had already done Life-Sized Monopoly (which was a ton of fun to construct the board, but implementation was difficult with a large group of people), and wanted to try something else. After a few suggestions, someone ...

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7 quick tips for planning your church’s fall carnival or trunk-or-treat

by Eric Pugh Are you looking for an easy and portable way to connect with people in your community? Coordinating a trunk or treat could be just the thing for you. Trunk or treat is an event where people decorate the trunks of their car, a real trunk, or just a parking space with a game that children can play, ...

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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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Join Us for a May #YouthMinPhoto a Day Contest

May Photo Challenge

Looking for a creative way to use Instagram in your youth ministry?  Join the YouthWorker Movement Photo a Day Challenge for May, and invite your youth to participate as well. How the Photo Challenge works: The picture above has a list of 31 words or themes, one for each day of May. Every day, take a picture representing the daily ...

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10 Quick-Prep Activities for Super-Small Groups

Can you have fun and learn about God with just a couple of people? Whether you’re a big church youth group leader looking to make things smaller and more personal through small groups, or it just happens that on Wednesday only 2-3 youth showed up, or your entire youth group qualifies as a single “small group” at best, everyone can ...

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