Now, more than ever, we all need space for laughter, interaction, and engagement with youth, and what better way to create this space then through a youth ministry staple: games! However, facilitating games with youth when we cannot be physically together presents its challenges. We serve a creative God, can we get creative with our game creation during these unprecedented times? Check out these tested and proven youth ministry games created by other youth workers in the same boat as you! Have you created and played a fun, engaging, and successful game with your youth? If so, let us know about it in the comments below!
2 Minute Scavenger Hunt
Candy Bar Chopped
In-House Scavenger Hunt
Quarantine Would You Rather
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We are hearing from numerous youth ministers that during this season their plate is just too full. Caring for others is a ministry staple, but often it comes at the expense of caring for oneself. Self care for the Youth MInister is so important. If you don’t take time for yourself and your own relationship with God, not only will you suffer, but eventually your students will too.
We’ve created a Pandemic Youth Week curriculum bundle that combines elements of both a summer camp and a youth week. Many youth are missing out on both of these due to cancelled camps and trips among other cancelled important events your youth would usually attend. We’ve written this curriculum such that it can be used in person while socially distancing, online, or some combination of both.
Despite all the challenges the pandemic has presented to youth ministries, it has also created an opportunity to allow youth more involvement in worship. Although youth sunday will look very different this year, it is a great opportunity to empower our youth to be leaders. Youth’s comfort and familiarity with technology make them a great resource for churches who are seeking to move their worship services online for the first time.