ask nick - episode 5

[Ask Nick] What are some good summer ideas for preteen ministry?

In episode 5 of the “Ask Nick” Preteen Ministry Podcast my friend, Rob Quinn, joins me. We talk about a lot of cool things you can do this summer to reach preteens. Rob also shares about a VBS alternative his church does each summer with preteens. Awesome stuff Listen to the episode by clicking the play […]
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Using Technology in Preteen Ministry

If you’re looking for ways to use technology in preteen ministry, you hit the jackpot. Our friend Mike Sheley offers TONS of ways to use technology in preteen ministry. He also shares some great apps and tools to be more productive, organized and creative as a ministry leader. Lastly, he talks about ways to incorporate students with the use of technology. […]
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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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