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Kelli Mahoney

Activities for Christian Teen Guys, Girls, and Creative Types

By March 26, 2007

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Youth leaders often plan events for a youth group as a whole, but Christian teens fit into more than one grouping. It is okay to have events that are "girls only" or "guys only" as long as there is a balance. Each group needs to have their spiritual growth fostered in different ways and can benefit from having these times with members of the same gender.

Yet, there are also the creative-types in your youth group that can use some encouragement to foster their creativity. They can benefit from your youth group offering activities that allow them to show off their creative sides. Keeping in mind that students have different interests and abilities will allow you to grow your youth group in new and exciting ways.

Got any ideas for activities? Feel free to share them by adding a comment or discuss your ideas in the forums.

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August 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm
(2) Rouge says:

Hi there everybody, i am a stater on leading within a little youth group. I was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on any fun fun activities we can do…

We have our session at 6.30pm wich means indoors only.
theres only 10-30 ov us in this group.
aged 15-25.
and we’re all pretty new to this whole christian stuff…

Can anyone plez giv me the best posible activity & tips on how to get started…

September 11, 2008 at 9:05 am
(3) bob says:

I too just took on the teens at my church so i am also looking for ideas i have a small group but they are there every wedensday and sunday i am working with another guy and we are both new to this so any ideas for activities bible study ect would help

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November 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm
(5) Roy says:

Hi, I’m a teen girl from a church with very few teenagers so I need tips for attracting teens in the first place-what gets teenagers into the church?
As to Bible study I would suggest focusing on equiping your teens for christian life; find passages that will help them deal with issues they face every day such as bullying, dating, school, friendship and picking a career. Also, if they are new to christianity, make sure you cover the basics-the gospels are good for that. Pauls letters give us lots of good advice for young christians.
Try to vary your meetings-include games, discussions + debates, prayer, music (there’s loads of great christian music aimed at teenagers so try and get your hands on some!). Ask the members of the group what they want to talk about and what they’d like to do. Get some of them to have a go at leading.
Don’t be discouraged if you have a small group-keep praying and God will provide.

May 5, 2009 at 5:26 am
(6) Rosie says:

After many years of being without a descent youth group and no actual leaders, we have set up a new youth group, with me as one of the leaders. We have an indoor meeting, with about 15-30 youth aged 11-18 every friday night at 7.30. They seemed to enjoy the first meeting last friday, and its my job this week to think of an amazing battle of the sexes game, as an icebreaker to start the meeting. Any ideas? Boys v Girls :P ??
My prayers to all you new youth leaders, it may seem alot of work and scary at first (well for me it did, i go red all the time) but kids are great, just get involved, remember their names :) get them moving about, its the best way of learning :)
God Bless xxxx rosie xxx NEWARK ECC x

June 28, 2009 at 9:27 am
(7) cheryl says:

My daughter went to play shuffle board with a youth group last night and some of the teens dressed up as old people. the kids had a great time and played a game they otherwise would have never played.

March 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm
(8) cherise says:

ok its hard bieng in an empty youth group so get parents envolved and try not to lose your youths

October 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm
(9) Bronwen Scott-Branagan says:

A 5-minute ‘get to know you’ can be useful. Participants must speak to someone they do not know and in 5 minutes find two things that they have in common. It works well.

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