Getting inside the mind of a Middle School student

One of the keys to being an effective leader for junior high students is the willingness to journey back to your own junior high experiences. Some of them are exciting and some of them, like some of mine, are painful. Our current students are really not that far off from where we were growing up.…

Youth Ministry Group Game – Shark Attack

This game actually started out as a bit of a joke as a few of my Middle School Leaders and I were brainstorming games. We thought about how you could make almost any game 50x better in, middle school ministry, by simply adding pool noodles to it, how even shark’s and minnows would become an…

Youth Group Game: Who's the Hero?

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…

Are you coming to Orange Conference 2013? You could WIN

I’ve loved the tradition of making my way to Atlanta every April for the gathering of Student Pastors, Children Pastors, and Sr. Pastors that occurs at the Orange Conference. The number one thing I’ve always heard others say about the Orange Conference is “would the conference be of benefit to me if I don’t use…

Instagram themed Youth Ministry Game Night

We know many Youth Pastors love themed Youth Group nights, and we do too. In our Middle School Ministry, we are having one tonight, and our theme is Instagram, and it’s all games. I’m really excited about using a brand new product to take this night to the next level, and that is the sweet…

Youth Group Game: Scattergram

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…

Youth Ministry Game: Insta-scramble

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…