Tag Archives: Imagination

Party in the ELCA

Last week was the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza in New Orleans.  It is an annual gathering, “that draws together anywhere from 500-750 adults who work with youth in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the premier … Continue reading

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40

I can’t remember anymore how I came across this video, but I really love it. Quite simply, it is a video with 40 drawings of Jesus in the Wilderness: Last year I used it for the first youth meeting in … Continue reading

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Christmas Pageant Helps

This past weekend was our annual Children’s Christmas Worship and Pageant (You can see some of the pictures over at Our Saviour’s Web Site). This is my third year in charge of this and while some aspects of it have … Continue reading

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Recycled Crayons

When I started at Our Saviour, I inherited many things: years of Vacation Bible School books and curriculum, a large stash of Channing Bete Religious booklets, and a basket of old broken crayons. Not wanting to waste things, I held … Continue reading

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Children’s Literature Resources

I recently stumbled across a blog by Union Presbyterian Seminary on Children’s Literature. The blog helps to provide a long list of books that can be used in Children’s Ministries (and beyond — Ever think to read a book to … Continue reading

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Use your influence

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”      -1 Timothy 4:12

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Share the Story

Over the summer we had a program for 9-12 year old kids. During one week’s lesson, we talked in particular about sharing the Bible with other people and ways that we could do it. I had looked ahead for a … Continue reading

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ARHGLU

This past Friday, our youth group met. We talked about having obedient faith and what God commands Christians to do. Part of this was making a list of the things God asks of us. The things you may expect came … Continue reading

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Devotional: The Invention of Lying

I like to use devotionals that include movies and pop culture. It can be an incredible and enlightening experience to look at movies, music, or other clips in a new way. It can make a story or idea accessible to … Continue reading

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Postmodern Youth Ministry

I want to share a resource that was suggested to me soon after I began doing youth ministry. The book is Postmodern Youth Ministry by Tony Jones. There are multiple reasons why I like this resource. It is covers a … Continue reading

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