Youth ministry programs

Christian Youth Games from South Africa

The following two activities are offered by Zwelethu, a youth worker in King William's Town, South Africa. The youth in his group range in age from 15 to 24 years old. Zwelethu began working with this group in December 2007 and the group has about 50 members from not only his church but other churches in the area.

Her favorite event was something her group called the Miss Inner Beauty contest. It involved drama presentations, poetry, dance, praise and worship and "the word preached by one of the young people" . See separate listing. Below are two activities Zwelethukos would share with all of us.

ACTIVITY: SPIN THE BIBLE- Let your youth seat in a circle either on the floor or on chairs. Paste an arrow on a bible cover, then spin the bible on the floor. Whoever the bible points to must pick up the bible and open it randomly without thinking twice. Wherever the person opens he/she must read just one verse and then must just share in one minute what he/she gets from reading that verse. Do this until almost everyone has had a chance.

GAME: Chain, Pencil and Book For this you will need to have a chain and a pencil and a book... Divide your youth into two groups and have each group select a leader for itself. Give one group the chain and another, the pencil and book. Instruct the group, to which you have given a chain, to use any form of art to explain how the Lord Jesus Christ has set them free from the chains that bound them. In doing this everyone in the group must participate and everyone must use at least one scripture to validate hi/her statements.

Then instruct the group which you have given the pencil and book to use any form of art (dance, drama ,poetry, music, or anything that your youth can do) to explain how they are living epistles and how Christ has written them in the lamb's book of life and how every sin in their lives has been erased. Give each group 30 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to present what they have prepared

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.

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Zwelethukos point out that preparation in prayer is essential for these and all activities which we do with our youth programs.

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