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Activities for Christian Youth Meetings

Would you share an activity, whether a Christian youth lesson (to teach) or a Christian youth game or icebreaker (for fun), that can be included on this site in the future? If you wish to receive recognition for your idea, please leave your name, state or country your reside in and, if you wish, your e-mail address.

New ideas mean fewer same old, done-it-before youth meetings! New activities that teach help us assure our youth "run the race" with their eyes fixed on the principles of the Christian faith.

This website will share free games for Christian youth groups as well as lessons that teach to assist in your youth progams. Please share a Christian youth game or activity you have found to be successful by e-mailing us at Timferguson@christianyouthgroup.org. Thank you for your interest.

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Activities That Teach


The Chest of Visions

"I read this book with a thirteen year old girl and once we were finished I asked her how she felt about our experience. She said it definitely made her think about many things in her own life and in your walk with God."

Shirley Johnson, author/reviewer Sept. 19, 2012


"A story you will not easily forget...

a story you will not want to end."

What visions are in the chest?

"The Chest of Visions, Secrets of Caperston is a must read for everyone. I began reading it with my ten year old grandson one day. When I came back one week later he had finished the book on his own and said he cannot wait to read the sequel. This is one of a few books that I will enjoy rereading numerous times. "

Marie Haugh, October 14, 2012

Youth Ministry in a faraway land

"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. I'd love to put "The Chest of Visions" in the hands of every youth and young adult leader in the country!" Melissa Jagel, Catholic youth worker, January 2, 2013.

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"a story of faith, hope, courage and intrigue"

The Secrets of Caperston revealed. Includes Christian teen discussion questions at the end to help youth discover their God-given visions.

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Human machine:Remind your machines that each body part can only provide its function.
Sexual Purity Movie?: from a youth leader, who writes, " I am looking for a video which effectively presents the value of sexual purity"
Faith by Dennis: from a youth leader in New York ... it tells you that even a little bit of faith is stronger than the strongest mountain
To you ... I am a Story: Christian youth activity celebrating the resurrection
Time Machine:: visit your past!
President's Day Lesson for Christian Youth:: we look at the qualities God would look for in a leader.
Lent and Love :As we look at things, we would give up for lent, we find lent is fulfilled by love.
Banana Lesson:After attempting this impossible task, we stop to discuss how hard it is to redo errors that we make.
More from South Africa: "The most memorable event we have each year is a beauty contest we call Miss Inner Beauty".
Christmas Around the World:the studio audience, will hear the testimony of our esteemed guests and you will get to vote on the proposal to be made.
Football Bible Trivia: If they get the question correct, they get to flick the football with one finger towards their goal line.
Trust and Prayer: 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.
Food Scavenger Hunt: This card will explain who we are and what our mission is... We will thankfully accept all donations.
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.
International Bible Treasure Hunt: Think of a cross between a Bible Trivia Contest and an episode of Indiana Jones searching for some missing archaeological treasure from the past.
Two Truths and a Lie: Instruct each player to think of three statements about themselves. Two must be true statements, and one must be false.
Movie Review: Pray: As a Christian "thriller" type film, this movie would serve as a great film for junior high/high school youth groups.
The Lifeboat Game: Youth pick who will survive a lifeboat sinking. A time to reflect on making decisions and the value given to life.

Three Pens Game: How looking at the whole picture makes the difference.
Finding Truth: Four road signs depict a traveler's journey and the self doubts he/she have to overcome.
Christian Teen Movie Review: The Other Side of Heaven: "For three years I've lived with people who possess nothing yet they possess everything." These were the words of John Groberg ...
Activity from Malaysia: "I STRONGLY suggest you try to get this movies and watch it as they were really beautiful and faith-lifting and encouraging."
The Fruits of the Spirit: Note that some of the more difficult fruits,in the eyes of youth, are probably patience and self control. Determine which fruits are most common and why.
The Rich Young Ruler: Activity that asks the question how to react to the command of Jesus to give everything that you own to the poor, then follow we are ready to follow Him.

 

Activities for Fun

Human Knot: from a youth leader in Missouri ... youth form a knot and escape ... easier said than done, we suspect.

Ha Ha: Lot's of fun - an icebreaker we used with Spanish speaking young people in El Salvador, as well as with our own youth group. It has always been a great success.
Jose Carlos, Christian Artist of Mexico City shares with us: An award winning Christian cartoon.
Cross the Line: An icebreaker that gets young people sharing their experiences.
Bombs Away: A game that tests our ability to trust.
Meet Hallary, Knute, John and Joe: and find out how youth can "Make a Difference"
Pie Eating Contest 2007



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