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Laura Cooley of St. Paul's Church, Patchogue, NY writes...

"Your book is a God-send!! You have laid out in an organized and easy-to-read fashion so many wonderful ideas and activity plans that we will never again feel uncomfortable when getting ready for our next Youth Group meeting. I am new to the role of Christian Youth Group leader and your book gives me confidence that we can indeed succeed with God's help".


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       Free Activity of the Month : Meet Youth Visionaries: Laura and Huchfee in New Pathways Across Broken Highways

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Bible Trivia Game

Split the group into two and have each individual write three Bible trivia questions, for which they know the answer, on three separate pieces of paper. Each person should place their name on the question. Place them in a basket or some other container.

Take turns with a member of one team pulling a question from the basket. If they answer the question correctly their team gets two points. If the question is answered incorrectly the other team gets a chance to answer the question. If they are successful, they get two points.

If the question is still not answered, the team that the initial person is on, gets a chance to answer the question. If they are correct their team gets one point.

  • The person who wrote down the question does not get an opportunity to answer the question.
  • If the person drawing the question, pulls out their own question, they are to return it to the basket and try a different question.
  • The leader of the group should listen carefully to questions and answers. Particularly if the group does not answer the question accurately, this may present an opportunity for discussion.

    Thank you, Louis


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        Something new:The Final Vision: The Door Closes

    When Chihaysu returned, he advised that he had spent seven days in the desert praying. Christian youth work: running a youth group He enjoyed a brief visit from Jonas but most of the time, he was alone. He felt close to God but had questions that he wanted answered. He said he observed a beautiful sunset on the last night he was there and felt a peace come over him.

    That night he dreamed. He dreamed that he met Mattpaul and he posed three questions to Mattpaul. He said the dream was so vivid he remembered, he believes, every word spoken during the dream.

    Read the questions about the future and the answers received... click March to May 2015 Letters

    After the trial what Chihaysu said shocked us. He said that, after spending time with the Hugapods, he learned something from Erbert and his people. He learned how powerful forgiveness is.

    Read the story of treachery and then forgiveness, Read : Forgiveness

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    I am wondering if you could provide some guidance for me...

    I was recently asked to establish a youth program for a small church in Toronto, Canada. Without having much training in this area, I realize I need some guidance on how to do this. M.D.

    For information about starting a youth program, click Starting a Youth Program


    Jo writes, regarding Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings, "I think this book is really good and helpful. I first read the online version of the book because i did not want to pay for it. But after reading a couple of program ideas and having a very very successful youth program I totally HAD to get this book. It is well worth the money."

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    Activities that reach the Hearts of Youth

    Trust and Prayer: A Christian youth lesson on prayer. An activity that encourages spoken prayer amidst youth and has been successful on several occasions with different youth programs.

    Two activities from South Africa: The objective of this game is to build co-operation and confidence in the young people, while at the same time they discover their gifts and callings.
    Christian Teens Candles of Prayer: One more verse of candles, then a repeat of the original first verse and the usually serene Presbyterians were clapping their hands and swaying back and forth.

    Two Truths and a Lie: A Christian youth game: instruct each player to think of three statements about themselves. Two must be true statements, and one must be false.

    The gospel hymn asks the question ... were you there when they crucified my Lord?

    Of course we cannot be there but ... we can be at such a time and place with Mattpaul ...

    Youth searching for God

    The Searcher of God in Caperston

    What challenges did he face?

                                                        Meet his friend Michaeling ...

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    Hear what Mattpaul learns about the essence of God by clicking the story that is ... "Engaging, exciting, entertaining, and easy-to-read!"

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    The Chest of Visions, takes us to a parallel universe, similar yet different from our own world.

    Review of The Chest of Visions (January 2, 2013)by Melissa Jagel

    "Engaging, exciting, entertaining, and easy-to-read! Ferguson's super-cool little book, "The Chest of Visions," brilliantly captures the essence of the Gospel message and shares it with fresh, fast-moving, suspense-filled 21st century appeal. Youth ministry program tool Ferguson's journal-entry style book chronicles the intriguing pen-pal relationship between two youths from different universes with such charm and personal appeal...it is the best creative tool for formation and evangelization I've read in years! I'd love to put "The Chest of Visions" in the hands of every youth and young adult leader in the country!"

    God's inspired Christian teen games and Bible lessons for teenagers

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    Come try our ... The Lifeboat Game.

    Tim

    Your site is excellent. So much good resources and ideas. I am involved in a Christian Youth Work which is about to become much better from visiting the site.

    I used the lifeboat game at our Bible Club. Ages 11 to 14. Almost all had themselves at the top of the list. Later spoke about the Cross of Jesus and how he could've been selfish and saved himself but instead he chose to save others. Luke 23v33-34. What THEY did and What (T)HE(Y) did. They did terrible things but He prayed, "Father forgive them". The cross is all about forgiveness. Then told the story of the Duck and the Devil (forgiveness).

    At the important parts of the lesson they gave really good attention and by all accounts understood the Gospel. This week was a fun night so totally relaxed and some good competitive games.

    Because of Jesus, thank you ... Mark Mair, United Kingdom


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    What We Believe ...

    "Sometimes you may have problems or questions and the answer may not be clear but you have to follow your heart and have faith in Jesus Christ".

    Christian teen discussion questions: quotes from our youth..

    Click here for more youth statements of faith that was shared at a recent meeting... What We Believe


    Duck and the Devil

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