Game of the Week: “Planks-Giving” (Screen Game)

A New Game Just in Time for Thanksgiving!  A Challenging Silly Trivia Screen Game Where Students Have to Decide if the Group Being Described is the PIRATES or PILGRIMS!?  A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat format) – Full set of all slides in JPEG format […]

Top 10: Ways Toddlers and Middle Schoolers are the SAME!?

10. Will put anything in their mouth?…did you get that off the floor??! 9. Always want a snack? …you just had half a pizza, a bag of chips and a 2 liter? 8. In a constant state of mood swings?…why are you crying and laughing at the same time?? 7. Think that farting and burping […]

Top 10: Do You Remember When… (Youth Ministry Edition)

10. …You could play an upfront game using peanut butter and no one died? 9.  … You could serve soda and chips as a snack instead of celery sticks, saltines and water? 8.  …. You played dodgeball with over-inflated playground balls or under-inflated volleyballs? 7.  …. Taking a couple of your students out for ice […]

Top 10: Scary Halloween Costumes for Youth Pastors?

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SCARY TO WEAR THIS HALLOWEEN TO SCARE FELLOW YOUTH PASTORS?  HERE ARE 10 OF SCARIEST WAYS YOU COULD DRESS UP…  10. An Old 15 Passenger Church Van (Packed for a Long Trip)  9.  An Angry or Offended Youth Group Parent (#Triggered!)  8.  A Middle School Boy Drinking a Monster (run away…run away)  […]

Top 10: “Pastor Appreciation Month…FAILS!”

I LOVE MY CHURCHES.  OVER THE YEARS, THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SO INCREDIBLY GRACIOUS AND KIND TO ME AND MY FAMILY, ALL YEAR AROUND BUT ESPECIALLY DURING OCTOBER! I AM HOWEVER CONTINUED TO BE AMAZING…AND SOMETIMES AMUSED (sorry for your pain) BY SOME OF THE STORIES I HEAR FROM OTHER PASTORS DURING “PASTORS APPRECIATION MONTH’ […]

Top 10: Youth Pastor (Leaders) In the Bible!

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT?   ARE THERE YOUTH PASTORS/LEADERS IN THE BIBLE?  IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF ADULT LEADERS/PASTORS SPENDING INTENTIONAL TIME WITH TEENAGERS… YES, EVEN MIDDLE YEARS AGE KIDS SOMETHING NEW? NOPE, NOT AT ALL!    HERE ARE TEN I CAN THINK OF…SERIOUSLY!  (*With just a little bit of fun, thrown in.)   […]

Top 10: Ran-Dumb Youth Pastor Stereotypes?

YOU KNOW EVERY PEOPLE GROUP HAS THEM.  WE AS YOUTH PASTOR/WORKER/LEADERS HAVE THEM TOO.  THOSE PESKY GENERALIZATIONS AND STEREOTYPES ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE ACT?!!  WHAT IS EVEN WORSE IS WHEN THEY ARE KIND OF TRUE.MAYBE??? 10. Driving a Beat Up Mini-Van (I know it’s your swagger wagon…you just keep telling yourself that?) […]

Top 10: “You Might Be an Over-Protective Youth Group Parents”

I will not tell you which at least 6 of the 10  are real and which ones I made up?!!  You will just have to guess.  (*Hint: Truth is Stranger Than Fiction.) Feel free to use this at your next parent meeting or parent counseling session…maybe even your own personal therapy session! YOU MIGHT BE AN […]

Ten Different Kinds of Youth Pastors/Directors/Leaders…

10. The Jock They are all about the game. Whether it is a sport, dodgeball, or something they just made up, it is on! They dress like your gym teacher and kind of act like them too. Lesson? Oh yeah we will hit that up at half time! 9. The Preacher Boy/Girl Straight out of […]