Game of the Week: “Banana Baseball”

SUPPLIES: A large number of bananas (at least 30-40) Scoop ball scoops 4 Baseball bases An Outdoor area GAMEPLAY: Quick explanation: This is a messy game of baseball using bananas and a scoop ball scoop as bats  Before the Game: Pull bunches of bananas apart Set up baseball bases and playing area Playing: Divide the […]

M2P Featured Post:”5 Communication Mistakes Leaders Make with Volunteers”

“As ministry leaders, most of us are paid communicators. Our churches and organizations give us the mic and turn up the volume when we have something to say. It is our job to be the upfront and loud person. For some reason, though, many leaders are just not very clear when it comes to communicating […]

Top 10: Ways You Might Be Losing Respect as a Youth Leader?

10. Your Pants.  Put some on! The cut-off jean shorts or your baggy basketball shorts were just not the right pick for doing grandma Jone’s funeral last week. 9. Your Car. Your students think ithe tinted windows and low riding is cool but your Sr. Pastor gets kind of nervous every time you say, “You got caught […]

Top 10: “REAL Reasons to Have to Meet with 5th-8th Grade Parents”

 Absolutely REAL-LIFE, Actual Reasons Why I Have Had to Call and Ask to Meet With 5th-8th Grade Parents in my Ministries Over the Years… 10. Your Son Was Taking Pictures of Women in their Bikinis During Our Waterpark Day. 9. Your Child Is About to Get His Driver’s License, He Needs to Go to the High […]

Game Idea of the Week: “Bouncy Ball Blitz”

Supplies: – At least 100 small bouncy balls (“superball”/”high bounce” type”) in 4 different colors. – 1 large bucket or container – 4 smaller buckets or containers – A tall ladder, if you do not have a high place to stand above the playing area – An indoor playing area with a hard floor Rules: […]

News U Can Use: “Chromebook Safety 101”

“Millions of kids have been issued devices for school this year whether they’re learning at home, in-person or a combination of the two. Chromebooks are often the device of choice because they’re an economical option.  With increased access to the internet comes an increased risk of digital dangers, distractions, and disorderly conduct. Chromebooks present an […]