Woodley Kate’s Story

Woodley Kate (age 15) grew up in a Christian home, although her home life wasn’t perfect. Her parents divorced, which made life difficult. She knew about Jesus’ love at a very early at age, hearing about it at both home and church. As she hit middle school, she unconsciously drifted away from God. Like many middle schoolers, she […]
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Preteen Ministry Game: Haulin’ Beans

Here’s a “just for fun” game for your preteen ministry – Haulin’ Beans. I recently played this game with our students. Tons of fun! Watch this video to learn how to play: (After you watch the game, be sure to scroll below where I share my thoughts on turning 40 years old.) You “game masters” out […]
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Youth Group Lesson on Temptation

Over the last few years, I have started to eat healthy for the first time in my life. As a result, I’ve lost about 10-15 pounds of fat and have a lot more energy. Overall, I feel great. My approach to resisting unhealthy food is the same approach many students in your preteen ministry take […]
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Preteen Ministry Lesson on Joy

As preteen leaders, we need to demonstrate and teach that only a relationship with Jesus brings us real joy. This free lesson uses a clip from Disney’s summer hit, “Inside Out”. Students will enjoy seeing the connection between the movie character “Joy” and James 1:2-3. The lesson also includes a fun opening game and a great small group […]
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Preteen Game: Tug-Oh-Face

  Here’s an awesome “just for fun” game for your preteen ministry! Watch the video below to see the game in action and for a full explanation of how to play. NOTIFY ME the next time we release fun games like this one. By the way, this weekend I will be in Chicago at the Kidmin […]
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How to Create a Thriving Preteen Ministry

In an effort to create a thriving preteen ministry, many leaders do something that actually ends up hurting their ministry rather than helping it. Surprisingly, the key to creating a thriving preteen ministry is very simple (yet effective). I unpack all this in a 1 minute 40 second video. Watch the video and find out how to create […]
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Preteen Lesson – God’s Love (Crossy Road Game)

Why this Lesson Is Awesome: from Nick Watch this video to find out why this lesson is so awesome and why the preteens in your ministry need to hear it. Preteen Lesson – (God’s Love) Crossy Road DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON IN PDF FORM FOR FREE Bible Verses: Romans 8:35-39, Isaiah 40:28-31 Bottom Line: God’s love is everlasting, […]
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