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, […]

Group Game: “Shaving Cream Baseball” (FREE)

Looking for a quick simple summer time twist on the classic whiffle ball game, consider adding some shaving cream for a super fun and messy game.  A few dollars for a whiffle ball, bat, and some shaving cream you have instagram-worthy fun night this summer!   A favorite around my ministries for years and we […]

Game of the Week: “Super Soaker Masterpiece” (FREE)

A fun, summertime up-front challenge!  Tapping into the creative side of your students will letting them shoot a water gun…WIN! Quick-easy-silly-creative fun! Great for all ages. Perfect for your summer cookout, picnics, and other events!  SUPPLIES: 2 super soaker-style water guns 2 Kool-Aid mix packets 2 easels 2 large white bed sheets or bath towels Egg […]

Game of the Week: “Steal the Water Balloon” (Free)

SUMMER IS FADING FAST, BUT IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SQUEEZE ONE MORE “WATER FUN” GAME DURING THIS LATER SUMMER HEAT WAVE!  HERE IS A QUICK LITTLE SIMPLE GAME THAT TAKE AN OLD CLASSIC TO A WET N WILD NEW LEVEL.  SUPPLIES: 30-40 water balloons 1 kiddie pool 4 cones GAME PLAY: Quick explanation:This […]

Top 10: Ran-Dumb Youth Ministry Summer Boredom Busters?

Summer time seems to have become a time for youth ministry and a many other ministries around the church to take a break? I have been talking to a variety of people in youth ministry around the country that are taking a “break” for the summer?  SO…I figured I would come up with a quick […]

Hitting the Reset Button: Preparing for a New Ministry Year (Frank Newburn)

We all love summer. It’s a time to relax, slow down the pace of life, spend quality time with friends and family, and work on all those projects we’ve been putting off so far this year. Sadly though summer doesn’t last forever. As the end of summer quickly approaches, the start of a new school […]

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

In the era of summer missions 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 it’s day?  Here are 10 Quick Thoughts, on WHY YOU SHOULD STILL TAKE YOUR MIDDLE YEARS STUDENTS TO CAMP?  10. Freedom to Worship, Sing […]

Staying Connected During the Summer (Chris Hargrove)

The school year has come to a close and the summer is here. For many, this is a break from work, school, and other things, but for those of us in ministry, we are gearing up for a whole new season and schedule. On top of all the responsibilities that come during the school year […]

Summer Game: “Sloppy Snorkel Flip-N-Sip”

SUPPLIES: 2 Snorkels 2 Snorkel Masks 2 Sets of Flippers 2 Large pitchers 2 two liters of soda or some other beverage A table Egg timer or multi-media countdown clock GAME PLAY: Quick explanation:Player will race to a pitcher of beverage, sip as much of the beverage as they can through a snorkel. Before the […]

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 […]