that’s why we put away the cell phones? Are we ignorant to the community of people currently not attending church that may be reached via phone? Do we know how powerful images are of youth group that probably will only come from these teenagers’ cell phones? Can’t we let teenagers use phones to follow along in the Bible, take notes, and even go further with daily devotionals?
Tweet To Play
So many teenagers have smartphones that can connect to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts. Have one of your fun nights require that a teenager send out a photo tweet, Facebook image with friends and the ministry tagged, or an Instagram photo and using a hashtag or specific Facebook page wall to volunteer to join a game. You can then randomly select a couple of students to play any game, even an Instagram game we shared before
Evangelize In The Youth Room
Maybe the best communication teenagers could do is post a youth ministry sermon quote, Bible verse, or some other shareable post while at youth group on Sunday or Wednesday night. If you go to camp in the summer, have students send out an invite right before the message to ask people to join them and reach an audience that is not even in your church. Can you imagine the possibilities of engaging with a whole community of non-church goers?
YouVersion has given churches the ability to come up with their own Reading Plans for devotionals. On top of that, you can now take notes via mobile devices. If you put together a 9 month curriculum and parallel it with 294 days of devotionals that the teenagers can read, you’ll go deeper than your ministry has ever gone before.
Phones have a possiblity of distraction, but they have as much of a possibility to communicate to a huge audience you aren’t reaching.
What other ways have you seen cell phones be utilized well in youth group?