By Center for Youth Ministry Training 5/28/19
We polled our CYMT alumni and coaches for some summer programming ideas—the little things that they do during the summer that don’t require fundraising or packing a suitcase.
Instead of a routine Bible study of sitting around asking each other questions, try a “Bible Do.” Focus on a verse or passage in the Bible and then go out and do an action that revolves around that verse or passage. Some ideas might include:
-Prayer walks in local neighborhoods
-Share prayer requests by laying in the grass and looking up at the sky
-Have students bring in an object/cheap gift that represents themselves to give away like a white elephant gift exchange
-Ask people for prayer requests at Sonic
-Randomly paying for someone’s meal at a restaurant
-Sing praise songs and shouting out praises to God at local parks
-Writing encouragement letters
-Seeking God in solitude
-Visiting homebound church members
-Going to church members’ houses and praying for them
-And most of all letting students come up with ideas they want to “DO” inspired by scripture.
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