Ministry Game Keeping Focused

Youth Group Lesson & Game on Relationship with God

When was the last time one of your preteen boys was more interested in the dust bunnies in the room than the lesson you were teaching? When was the last time the topic of discussion in your small group went from Jesus to the newest rainbow loom technique? And my personal favorite, when was the [...]
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Youth Group Game on Faith

Preteen Ministry Game About Faith Bible: Proverbs 16:9; 19:21 Have you had a time in your life where you thought you knew what was best? How about a time when you knew what the outcome was going to be, yet it didn’t turn out to be quite what you expected? I was at Kidmin in [...]
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Winning with Prayer

Youth Group Lesson on Prayer

Bible: Matthew 7:7; Romans 8:28; Psalms: 145:18 How do we win with prayer? How many times do we say to our preteens they need to pray? What is the look on their faces when we say it? If your preteens are anything like mine, I can see the look of this is useless on their faces. [...]
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How to relate to Preteens

How to Relate to Preteens

Written by Rob Quinn So I get asked all the time why I like preteen ministry. When I answer them, they usually look at me like I’m the craziest person on the planet. See, my answer is always the same. Besides being called to preteen ministry, I actually enjoy this age group. That’s when I get [...]
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Preteen Events Don't Have to Be Scary

Preteen Events Don’t Have to Be Scary

Preteen events don’t have to be scary. As the holidays begin to creep up on us, we are knee deep in planning events for our preteen ministries. Events can be scary and overwhelming, but they don’t have to be. I think we put way too much pressure on ourselves to have these huge, super-awesome, amazing events [...]
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preteen small groups

Preteen Small Groups

Written by Rob Quinn When I was first asked to serve in Children’s Ministry it was to help with our 5th grade boys. We didn’t have a specific preteen ministry at the time, but many of our 5th grade boys were not engaging and hated coming to church. I was a full-time firefighter at the [...]
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The Untapped Resource of Recruiting Volunteers

A few years ago, we were struggling to get enough people to serve in our preteen ministry. This is not because our church family did not want to serve; it was more that no one was being called to preteen ministry. It was about this time that I attended my first FourFiveSix Conference. At the [...]
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free game and lesson on being salt and light

Free Game & Lesson on being Salt & Light

Written by Rob Quinn Free Game & Lesson – Salt & Light Our youth pastor gave a sermon a few weeks ago about being the salt and light of Jesus. It got me thinking about preteens and what it looks like for them. Do they even know what it means to be salt and light [...]
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