Youth Group Lesson on Patience

Free Lesson on Patience Written by Jennifer Hancock DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON IN PDF FORM FOR FREE Imagine yourself on the first day of 6th grade and one of the big thrills of the day is finally getting a locker of your very own. As you stand there staring in amazement at this giant (usually not) storage space […]
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Ask Nick: How Do You Get the “Cool” Preteen Boys to Participate

In Episode 4 of the “Ask Nick” Preteen Ministry Podcast we tackle this question… How do you get the “cool” preteen boys to particpate? You know, those boys in your ministry who: – Intentionally distract you and others. – Unintentionally distract others because they’re “too cool” to participate. – Are totally not paying attention to […]
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Online Training Replay: How to Focus the Distracted Minds of Preteens

Sorry, video replay no longer available. Thursday, March 12 we hosted a live online training called: “How to Focus the Distracted Minds of Preteens” We posted a replay of the video training here, but it is no longer available to view. Also, we released a special offer in conjunction with the training, which is no […]
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Preteen Lesson on Bullying

It is safe to say that most of the preteens in your ministry have been bullied at some point on some level (or they’ve been the one doing the bullying). In fact, I (Nick) share in the below video my story of being bullied as a preteen. (In case you’re wondering…yes…I really did do that to […]
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Ask Nick – How Do You Prepare Preteens for the Teen Years?

As you know, preteens are in transition from childhood to adolescence. So, the big question is… How do we prepare them for the teenage years ahead? Preteens need help dealing with the tough stuff: Purity (yes…part of that means sex) Appropriate guy/girl relationships Peer pressure Changes in guys & girls (physical, emotional, social, etc) Making […]
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Preteen Lesson on Prayer

Topic – The Power of Prayer Bible: James 5:14-16 Lesson Description: Most of the time, when we think about prayer, we think of it as asking God for something, or asking Him to do something. Really, though, prayer is just talking to God. Prayer isn’t powerful because of who is praying; prayer is powerful because […]
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How do you create an engaging worship experience for preteens?

One of the most common questions I often get asked is… How do you create an engaging worship experience for preteens? Here are some of the issues that come up with preteen ministry worship: “The 5th/6th grade boys are in the back of the room, totally not participating. In fact, they’re a big distraction!” “We’re a small […]
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Preteen Ministry Games: Pole Grenade, Rush Hour & Spell-i-o’s

Here are three seriously cool preteen ministry games on video (see real students playing The truth is these games work with preteens, jr high and high school – youth groups of all ages. So, if you oversee other age groups…you hit the jackpot. Watch the first video, which has two games in one… Game #1 – Pole […]
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