Your Complete Guide to Youth Ministry
Have you ever wanted to set up a Youth Ministry in your parish or community, but didn't quite know how to get started? Holy Spirit Interactive, which has begun working actively with youth on several fronts, presents a 52-week course that will take you through all the steps you need to build a vigorous, purpose-driven Youth Ministry within a year's time.
Every week, you will find new articles showing you how to work with youngsters, gaining their trust and their loyalty. You will also find a series of activites that will allow you to teach the youth about God, Scripture and other spiritual matters in a fun and interesting manner.
ICE-BREAKER: Picture Perfect!
An activity to help everybody express themselves.
Help the youth understand the meaning and the importance of perseverence in day-to-day life.
ARTICLE: Persistance Pays
How not to let counterinfluences, opposition or discouragement obstruct your way.
ICE-BREAKER: Link Up!
An activity to introduce newcomers into the group with a lesson on unity.
ACTIVITY: Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Help the youth understand the nature and purpose of the Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit.
ARTICLE: When are you gonna grow up, man?
Some answers to interesting questions about youth ministry.
ICE-BREAKER: Bible Mime!
An activity to help youth ease up with each other, while having loads of fun.
ACTIVITY: Understanding God's Provision
Help youth understand that God provides our needs and not our wants!
ARTICLE: Are you like Batman or Superman?
Are you a Batman Christian or are you a Superman Christian?
ICE-BREAKER: Couch Control!
An activity to help youth learn one another's names.
ACTIVITY: Love Me Tender
Introduce the youth to an understanding of 'Christian Love.'
ARTICLE: Check Your Bearings!
Walking with Christ means working with Christ.
ICE-BREAKER: Common Interests!
An activity to help youth discover shared interests and participate in a lively discussion.
ACTIVITY: Banana Surgery
Help the youth understand that things taken apart aren't as easily put back together.
ARTICLE: Spiritual Guidance Skills
Leaders should set aside some disciplined time each day to be alone with God.
ICE-BREAKER: Curtain Down!
A fast paced and very entertaining game that gets the youth to get to remember each other's names.
ACTIVITY: DISCOVER JESUS: What Is His Name?
Introduce the youth to some of the names of Jesus in the Bible.
ARTICLE: Building Organizational Skills
Organizational skills can make the difference between an average youth ministry and an exceptional one.
ICE-BREAKER: I'm Shy But I Don't Know It!
Here's another great way of getting people introduced to one another while having a fairly riotous time!
ACTIVITY: DISCOVER THE BIBLE: Bible Trivia Quiz
Help the youth discover more about the Bible through this Bible Trivia Quiz.
ARTICLE: Building Relational Skills
Effective youth ministry requires leaders who have worked to improve their skills as spiritual leaders.
ICE-BREAKER: The Ice-Melter
The Ice-Melter will help you break the ice - umm, melt the ice - with your new group.
ACTIVITY: DISCOVER THE BIBLE: Bible Crossword
Help the youth discover the Bible through a scripture based crossword.
ARTICLE: Do's and Don'ts
When working with youth, it is essential to keep some guidelines in mind. Here are a list of do's and dont's.
ICE-BREAKER: The Balloon Game
The Balloon Game is a very simple - and noisy! - ice-breaker to put your new young friends at ease.
ACTIVITY: DISCOVER THE BIBLE: Road Signs
Using the analogy of road signs, this activity helps youth discover some Biblical truths.
Working with youth is a challenge. But it is also a blessing and a rewarding ministry.
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