Books

A Little Book on Soul Care - Paul Francis

A Little Book on Soul Care – Paul Francis

We recommend “A Little Book on Soul Care” by Paul Francis. Its blurb is as follows: We live in a society that seems dominated by care for our physical bodies – Botox, detox, diets and gy…

The Reset - Jeremy Riddle

The Reset: Returning to the Heart of Worship and a Life of Undivided Devotion – Jeremy Riddle

We recommend “The Reset: Returning to the Heart of Worship and a Life of Undivided Devotion” by Jeremy Riddle. Its blurb is as follows: Even as the sound of modern worship has grown louder…

StoryLines - Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi

StoryLines: Your Map to Understanding the Bible – Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi

eXp Red Hoodie Leaders are being encouraged to read ‘StoryLines: Your Map to Understanding the Bible’ by Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi. It is insightful and helps the reader understand the…

Unshakable Hope - Max Lucado

Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God – Max Lucado

We recommend “Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God” by Max Lucado. Its blurb is as follows: What feels shaky in your world? Maybe you feel hurt by the past, disappoin…

Facing Your Giants - Max Lucado

Facing Your Giants – Max Lucado

We recommend “Facing Your Giants” by Max Lucado. Its blurb is as follows: You know your Goliath. You recognize his walk, the thunder of his voice. He taunts you with bills you can’t …

The Way of the Warrior - Erwin Raphael McManus

The Way of the Warrior – Erwin Raphael McManus

We recommend “The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace” by Erwin Raphael McManus.   Its blurb is as follows: Best-selling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought …

Games

Home Scavenger Hunt Online

You will need: Young people Zoom Household Items Method: This is currently the most common way to engage your students on Zoom, while getting them up and moving. Pick a random list of things, and then…

Pictionary Online

You will need: Young People Zoom The use of Zoom Whiteboard/Annotation functionality Method: This requires you to use the drawing feature on Zoom, which also requires quite a bit of set up beforehand …

Reverse Charades Online

You will need: Young people Zoom Paper and pen (Optional) Method: One person is “it” while everyone else acts out a word. You can get the word to the large group by privately messaging everyone in…

Partners in Pen Online

You will need: A piece of paper A random household object Young people Zoom Method: Have everyone grab a piece of paper and some random object from their house. (Nothing too familiar, but something th…

Rock, Paper, Scissors Online

You will need: Young people Zoom Method: This is super simple, and you can vary it in a million ways. Also, “Gorilla, Man, Gun” is a great alternative to rock, paper, scissors. (“Gorilla beats t…

True Facts Online

You will need: Zoom Young People Method: This is simple! Everyone privately messages the host a secret fact about themselves, and then the host shares them one by one. Everyone then must vote who they…

Mafia Online

You will need: Young people A deck of cards Zoom Method: This game has always been a blast, and has never required us to be together, but it does need a few changes to use with Zoom. (If you’ve NEVE…

Box of Lies Online

You will need: Zoom A group of young people Household items Method: This game comes from Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show. (Here’s a clip so you’ve got an idea of how it works: https://www.youtube…

Drawback and Feedback

You will need: Two pieces of paper Two pens Two young people Method: One piece of paper is on person 1’s back The other is in the hand of the person 2, who has the first piece of paper on their back…

Please Pass the Peas

You will need: 4 bowls. Straws. Dried peas. Method: Sort young people into two teams. Each player has a straw. On the start side is a chair for each team with a bowl of dried peas (3 for each player o…

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Conga!

You will need: A large sum of young people. Method: Each young person challenges another to a rock, paper, scissors duel out of three. The loser joins the winner’s conga line. Keep this going un…

Lace Race

You will need: Strawberry Laces Young People A Table and two chairs Method: Set up the table with two chairs on either side. Open the pack of strawberry laces and select/ask for volunteers from the yo…

Tray Wars

You will need: 2 Baking Trays (or any other similar objects) 2 Batons (Rolled up newspaper/paper will do) 2 Young People A referee (young person or leader) Method: Two young people have a baking tray …

Chubby Bunnies

You will need: Marshmellows 2-6 young people. A bin (for potential marshmellows falling out of mouths) Method: Create a row of participants. The leader will go from one end of the row to the other and…

Penguin Pass

You will need: Balloons Young people Method: Arrange two to four teams of young people in lines. Each team will have one balloon, first given to the front participant in each line. Each young person h…

Wheelie Relay

You will need: Two wheelie bins. Two teams of young people. Method: Each young person within their team takes turns to get in a wheelie bin and the other behind them pushes them round a course. It is …

Spoons

You will need: A standard deck of 52 cards (a deck without jokers) Young people. An amount of spoons one less than the amount of young people. Method: Arrange the spoons in a small circle in the cente…

Empires

You will need: A leader Young people Paper Pens Method: A leader chooses a topic (i.e. Food, Cars, brands, Countries etc.) Each player must then write a word belonging to that category on their piece …

Mafia

You will need: A group of people (usually 7 or more) A deck of playing cards Method: Gather 7 or more people to play and have everyone sit in the same room. The players may sit around a table, on sofa…

Splat

You will need: Young people Method: Form a circle of young people and place another young person in the middle of the circle. The player standing in the middle of the circle is the “splatter”. The…

Links

Ministry to Youth

Ministry To Youth

We recommend the Ministry To Youth Website: https://ministrytoyouth.com Specifically, please check out the Youth Group Lessons on Character:

C. S. Lewis Institute

The C.S. Lewis Institute

We recommend The C.S. Lewis Institute Website: http://www.cslewisinstitute.org Specifically, please check out the Bible Study for Adolescents and Teens on “Character”: https://www.cslewisi…

Videos

The Bible Project

The Bible Project

‘The Bible Project’ is another great resource for understanding the Bible and its themes. The YouTube videos are creative and excellent in helping to unveil the stories of each book of the…

Stop Worrying - Troy Black

Stop Worrying: Inspirational Christian Video – Troy Black

We recommend the following video: Stop Worrying: Inspirational Christian Video – Troy Black

You Are Not Alone - Troy Black

You Are Not Alone: Motivational Christian Video – Troy Black

We recommend the following video: You Are Not Alone: Motivational Christian Video – Troy Black