Youth Group Game: Who's the Hero?

May 14, 2013    
Ben Read    

Here’s a fun Youth Group game we played this past weekend with our middle schoolers that only needs a life saver and some string. Have your group get into a circle (or more, depending on how large your group is) with one person in the middle. Now, the only part that could be tough is that you need a piece of string long enough for one person to hold onto both ends…    read more 

Youth Group Game: Scattergram

April 3, 2013    
Ben Read    

Another instagram game we came up with for our Instagram themed game night of Middle School Ministry. We’ll be using the killer new product from the great folks over at Stuff You Can Use, Instafeed Live. How to Play this Youth Ministry Game: This game is essentially the instagram version of the popular board game Scattergories (hence the name). To play, the teams are all given the same list of about 10…    read more 

Youth Ministry Game: Insta-scramble

April 3, 2013    
Ben Read    

We’re doing an instagram themed game night tonight with our Middle School ministry, and so I wanted to come up with several games that could be integrated with my personal favorite social network. This first youth group game, to be honest, is a bit of a stretch, and really is a game you could play without using the instagram theme. How to Play this Youth Ministry Game What we’re doing is going…    read more 

Youth Group Game – Battle Ship

March 27, 2013    
Ben Read    

We love sharing games we have played in our Youth Ministries with other Youth Pastors, and we’d love to hear what games you have. To the right of the above picture , you can click on Submit and share your favorite Youth ministry game with us. One game I’ve been playing for years in my ministry is Battle Ship, and Yes, it’s very similar to the board game. In Battle Ship, students…    read more 

Youth Group Game: The Gauntlet

March 5, 2013    
Ben Read    

Here’s a fun game we play with our Middle Schoolers quite a bit to get them out of their shell. We’ve never played it with our High Schoolers, but I know they would love it too. Divide your group into two teams with an even number of students/leaders. Each team should stand in a straight line next to their own teammates, and facing the other team, which should be standing about 8…    read more 

Youth Group Game: Balloon Russian Roulette

December 12, 2012    
Josh Read    

We love games in Youth Ministry, and we always love finding new ones. Recently, we added a way for our awesome Youth Ministry Community to submit ideas, games and resources to the site, and Katy Johnston did just that with this game that sounds pretty awesome. Here is what she gave us: Balloon Russian Roulette. Call up four volunteers. Give them a garbage bag with holes open for their head and arms…    read more 

6 Easy Student Ministry Games

October 10, 2012    

If I’m being totally honest, I’m not the biggest fan of games as a part of a student ministry service.  I strongly buy into the “what hooks them, keeps them” philosophy.  If students are coming for the games, they’re going to stay for the games.  During my first year in student ministry, I finally landed on a 2 on/2 off monthly routine for games.  Because let’s face it…games are my 5th least…    read more 

Youth Ministry Games : Death Ball

October 3, 2012    
Ben Read    

The first time we played this game, it seemed like everyone hated it. But the next week it was all they wanted to play, and has now escalated into one of the most intense things our students do at Youth Group before and after. The game is played with anywhere from 6 to 25, above that its best to break into other circles. Everyone stands in a circle with their feet spread…    read more 

Youth Group Game: Pewsball

September 10, 2012    
Ben Read    

We played a game last night that came together really quickly and abruptly last minute as we ditched our initial plans. Our Youth Room has pillars every 8 feet to support the floor above it, and each of those pillars has a square counter that is right around injury-prone height. So typically, the games we play involve a lot of sitting or casual walking around. Last night we decided to take our…    read more 

The Youth Ministry game I'll never play again

July 28, 2012    
Ben Read    

This is a story I have shared before, but was talking about recently with several people and decided to share it again this Saturday. There is an old youth ministry game that I am sure most youth pastors have either played while they were in youth group or have played with the youth group they lead. You may call it by another name, But I have always known it as mission: impossible….    read more