Top 10: “Daddy Always Said… (Youth Ministry Lessons)

Father Knows Best… Go Ask Your Father…  Fatherly Wisdom…  In Honor of Father’s Day, Coming Up This Sunday, Here Are 10 things “Daddy Always Said…” Growing Up, that May Also Still Apply In Your Youth Ministry Life?    10. “Walk It Off….“- Sometimes in ministry you are going to get hurt and you might just need to walk […]

Game of the Week: “Dad Joke Face-Off” (Father Day Game)

Who doesn’t love your dad and his amazingly cheesy jokes?   We have heard them all, right? Here is your student’s chance to see how well they know these classic dad jokes by facing off to see who can guess the correct punch-line first! A gut-busting and groan-worthy fun game perfect for Father’s Day or […]

Trip Hint/Help: Youth Pastor Box and Bag

For years I have created 2 things that have literally rescued my trips over and over again!   Whether it be summer camp, a mission trip, or a short retreat,   These 2 things have been my key resource for close to 20 years.   These are the “in-the-trenches”, “live-and-learn” resources that I have shared […]

Game of the Week: “Summer Bummer” (Screen Game)

Summer is finally here, but you better watch out for these SUMMER BUMMERS!  The crazy things that could totally ruin your summer!   Perfect for your end of the school year event or summer kick-offs.  Maybe a time filler or killer at summer camp or just a rained out event! A 10 Challenge Game, with […]

Top 10: Reasons You Need to Take a Vacation This Summer

10. Your Spouse Needs IT!  (read into that however you like..) 9.  Your Kids Haven’t Seen You In Awhile. (If there is a picture of you on the fridge, just so they won’t forget what you look like during Camp, Mission Trips, and Summer Conferences…) 8. You Need a Tan. (the whole pasty white legs thing is really grossing everyone out, […]

Game of the Week: “Memory-ial Daze!”

This is crazy, patriotic-themed MEMORY challenge.  Can be played as an individual, partners, small group or even as an upfront face-off challenge. Perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any time you want to use it! A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat […]

“Why You Should Take Your Middle Years Students To Camp!”

In the era of summer mission trips to exotic places and high energy, huge conferences at the beach, is there still a place for summer camp?  Has the whole summer camp-thing seen its day?  Here are 10 Quick Thoughts, on WHY YOU SHOULD STILL TAKE YOUR MIDDLE YEARS (5th-9th Grader) STUDENTS TO CAMP?  10. Freedom to […]

“Down and Out in Youth Ministry” (Kellen Roggenbuck)

As a youth ministry coach, I have been receiving dozens of emails and calls revolving around the same issue and it’s important to talk about it as a community. Right now, and I know you are tired of hearing it, we are still in “unprecedented times.”  Many schools and church groups are still meeting virtually, […]

Game of the Week: “Celebrity Prom!”

YOU WANNA DANCE? Work up the courage and ask a special friend to come up to join you.  It is time to go toe-to-toe to see if they can guess the celebrity before you can!  The winner continues on, the loser has a seat. Who will be crowned the King or Queen of “CELEBRITY PROM”!? […]