If you have your adults still looking for job/ministry opportunities this summer, let them know there is a great camp in Florida looking to fill various positions. Check out www.lifeforyouthcamp.com.


You’re looking at determination and truth and creativity. You’re looking at loss and sorrow and the effort for a deeper perspective. You’re looking at satisfaction and happiness. You’re looking at a manifestation of a connection so deep and rooted that it’s more real than I am. You’re looking at my face.

–Justine Bateman, from her book One Square Foot of Skin about fame, beauty and her aging face

IG Youth Ministry of the Week

Remember the power of laying your hands on young man or lady and affirming both the gospel and their value to God. Pray for HungryGen.


Why 20-Somethings Are Dressing Like Senior Citizens

It’s Not Just Young White Liberals Who Are Leaving Religion

Frankie Jonas Doing His Own Thing

(Side note: Is this ☝️ youth ministry related? A kid who grew up in a Christian family with famous sibling brothers who is now 20 years old, so the insight is worth the read)

What Good Leaders Do After Replacing Bad Leaders

(Replacing a bad youth leader? You might need ☝️)

6 Tips for Finding and Planning Local Service Projects

5 Strategies For Following Up Summer Spiritual Commitments

The Hard Science of Reincarnation

(Note: I don’t believe in ☝️reincarnation but that people are actually studying it, scientifically, is interesting.)


Build your own! This could be a fun way to give away prizes or choose games.

Teenagers are awesome!

Easy game between pairs. Be sure you have a list of movies students can choose from because you might give them a move they have not seen. Jimmy explains the rules.

Turning PE Games Into Youth Group Games

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