Mother’s Day Game: “Famous Mothers” (DYM Screen Game)

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN A FEW WEEKS, COMES THE SEQUEL TO OUR POPULAR “FAMOUS FATHER’S GAME”. CREATED FOR OUR PARTNERS IN MINISTRY AT DOWNLOAD YOUTH MINISTRY!  “Do your students know who these children’s famous mothers are? They’ll have to look hard to see if they can identify the resemblance of these kids […]

Taught vs. Caught

“What are you teaching, this week?” It is the question that students, parents and others ask us so very often. We study, plan and prepare getting ready for that moment when we stand up in front of our students and begin to speak. We are paid to communicate the greatest truths imaginable. We have the […]

FREE Game Collection: “Five ‘Steal the Bacon’ Variations”

A Classic Game With Some SIZZLING and Silly New Youth Group Twists!  Perfect, Low-prep/No-prep Game for normal nights, events, or camp/retreats!  STEAL THE LEADER (or 6th Grader): Teams line up on either side of the playing area (gym, room, field..). A leaders or a 6th grader, (one person for each team) is placed in the center. […]

Game: “Eggs-Rays” (Easter Screen Game)

JUST IN TIME FOR  EASTER! A Silly fun Easter time big screen game. Everyone loves the surprises hidden inside an Easter egg! Take a good look at the silhouette in each of these Easter eggs to try to figure out what or who is hidden inside. This Resource Includes: • Complete PowerPoint game file • […]

News U Can Use: “13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Do”

A Re-Post of a Classic “News U Can Use”, a Perfect Re-Read for Our Current “Stay-at-Home” Time with Families in Your Ministry!  Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of […]

REAL Top 10: Ways to Save Your Marriage AND Your Ministry

10. Stay Faithfulness- Don’t be checking out other people’s… 9. Have Fun- Enjoy and learn to laugh. Learn to laugh at yourself. 8. Be a Planner- Make plans and stick with them, what you say you will do…do! 7. Just Relax- Take and find time to relax, catch a breath, and just chill out. 6. […]

Easter/Lent Freebie Resource Collection!

Here is a “One Stop Shop” of Easter Time FREEBIES!   A collection of: – 10 Graphic Resources – 8 Video Resources – 15 Game Resources  – 11 Teaching Resources Enjoy, hope it saves you a couple minutes during this busy week!  MEDIA GRAPHICS: Easter: Greater Than (lesson series package) Easter Changes Everything (graphics) Celebrate Easter (graphic) Resurrection Title […]

Games of the Week: “Ten Easter-Themed Dodgeball Games” (FREE)

It is the that other crazy couple weeks of the year…Easter Time!!  An excited and blessed time of the year but a busy time AND you STILL have youth group going on too! SO, this week’s FREE GAME will be dedicated to helping you with some quick helps. Ten quick Easter Time Twists on your […]

Tackling Tough Transitions (Kevin Libick)

Its transition time around my, church and everyone is moving up into their new ministries. We often talk about helping students navigate transitions in ministry, but where is the seminar to help youth workers navigate the transitions themselves? I think one of the main reasons youth workers don’t last in ministry is they have a […]

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

Father Knows Best… Go Ask Your Father…  Fatherly Wisdom…  In Honor of Father’s Day (yesterday) 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 away before you […]