Free Mario Brothers-Themed Lesson: “Level Up”

Here is a quick FREEBIE lesson called “Level Up” just in time for Tomorrow’s Hilarious Holiday, National Mario Day! It is a lesson I taught last week at a local Christian school chapel.  The lesson is based on Romans 15:13 and the theme of “Hope”.  It is a quick exposition of the passage based on […]

National Oreo Day Game: “Oreo Twisted Trivia”

NATIONAL OREO DAY, MARCH 6TH IS COMING UP, NEXT WEEK! ARE YOU READY?  A twisted and fun trivia screen game about America’s favorite cookie OREOS!! This is the perfect anytime game to be played as small groups/teams, as individuals, or even an up-front face-to-face challenge. Find out how much your students really know about this […]

Ten Quick Real-Life, In-the-Trenches Youth Ministry Hints

10. Never Buy More than a Couple Extra T-shirts Than You Have Kids and Leaders. (the leftovers will haunt you for years) 9. Never Pre-Buy Tickets for Events, Before You Know Who is Going. (you will lose money every time, pre-sign up & pre-pay always) 8.  Always Bring a Fully Stocked First Aid Kit with You. […]

February Lesson Series: “GPS: God’s Perfect Scripture”

A NEW 3-Week Series about the Bible! Each lesson challenges students to understand, study and apply God’s word in their own personal lives.  Lessons: – “Why Should I Follow God’s Perfect Scriptures?” – “How to Follow God’s Perfect Scriptures?” –  Taking a Personal Trip?”  Included: – Title Slide – 3 Sets of Slides (JPG Format), easily […]

Game of the Week: “Name That Gargle” (upfront/team challenge)

Another Classic, That Has Been Reborn with the Return of “Name That Tune!” , Hosted by Jane Krakowski & Randy Jackson on Fox!   We Also Brought It Back This Christmas During our December In-person COVID Shutdown.  We Made It Part of the Our Christmas Face-offs on our YouTube Live Show!  We Did It Using […]

Defining Success In Youth Ministry!

People all the time ask me “how do you define success?” or “how do I know I am being successful?”  It fills blogs, books, and staff meetings.  It is the make or break for many in youth ministry, and often is the difference between keeping or losing a job. It is tricky question with a […]

Game of the Week: “Santa Claus or Fluffy Paws” (Christmas Game)

Another Fresh HOLIDAY Game From the MYM RESOURCE GAME STORE!   This One is a Fluffy, Furry Bit of Fun!  Challenge Your Students to See If They Can Tell Which Picture is Santa Claus or Fluffy Paws?  A 10 Challenge Game, with 1 Bonus Tiebreaker! Includes: – 2 Powerpoint Presentations (editable and flat format) – Full […]

Top 10: “Santa Might Actually Be a Middle School Youth Pastor?”

10.  He Is At Least 2 Feet Taller Than Anybody He Works With? (hello- little 6th grader way down there.) 9. Tummy That Jiggles Like a “Bowl Full of Jelly”?  (more like a bowl full of pizza!?) 8.  Beard? (Hipster Beard?) 7. Is All Into Giving Away Stuff? (who wants a cool Free t-shirt or […]

Hitting a “Home Run” Lesson Every Week

The conversation would be similar each week as I walked through the plan for that night and it would always end the same before I left the office. I would be asked about my lesson. Each time I would hear the same thing… “Is it a home run, a triple, a double, or a single? […]

Christmas Game of the Week: “Stocking Stuffers”

The Stockings Are Hung By the Chimney with Care, But Can You Tell What Is In There!? A Christmas Game Stuffed with Surprises That Will Be Sure to Get Your Students Laughing and Guessing. A Simple Game Where Student Must Guess Correctly What the Strange Shape is Hidden in the Christmas Stockings!  A 10 Challenge Game, […]