CM White Paper Reflections

Starting on Saturday, January 21, 2012, a series of posts will go live on this blog over the course of 10 days (10 posts total). These posts are meant to start and sustain a discussion...

The Evolution of the Swimsuit and a Discussion About Modesty

Jessica Rey walks through the history of the swimsuit and starts a discussion in the modern arena about modesty: Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution...

Ice Cream Makeover // Game

How to Play the "Ice Cream Makeover" Game Students must feed a friend ice cream. First one done, wins! [vimeo 17413898 w=500 h=281] source Vimeo

Dump the Kisses // Game

How to Play the "Dump the Kisses" Game: It's basically a game of Capture the Flag with a twist. Instead of grabbing flags, each team has a bucket at the back of their area. Every...

Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church

Boy, I must've been under a rock because I missed this post when it happened. Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church Here is the list: They don’t need it They know the truth They got tired of pretending They...

Fostering Gratitude in Students

A few years ago, hwcYouth's youth group went on a trip to Camp Forest Springs (CFS) and participated in their High Ropes Course (I've already shared a few stories from this trip here and...

Solomon Becomes King and Asks for Wisdom

King David dies and his son, Solomon, assumes the throne. The LORD asks young Solomon what he could do for him. Solomon responds by asking for wisdom so he could rule well. The LORD is pleased...

Four Corners // Game

How to Play Four Corners: What you need is a somewhat symmetrical box that you can make a sort of "dice" out of. I used a box my sister sent recently that housed Christmas presents....

Stuff You Can Use // Youth Ministry Resource

Youth Ministry Media recommended a new resource called Stuff You Can Use @ stuffyoucanuse.org It's a young resource that already contains some useful games and events. I plan on using the Make It or Break...

Spring Lock-In 2012 // Schedule of Events

This past weekend, over one hundred middle school students descended upon the Hayward Wesleyan Church for the Spring Lock-In. I don't know why they like doing this?! In order to organizationally survive 10 hours with middle...

Judge Gideon

After learning about Judge Deborah last week, you would think that the Israelites would realize that if they OBEYED and followed God, then their lives would be what God wants for them: to be...

School Punishments from 1848 // Game

In 1848, the Stokes County School had a series of 46 rules for which there were lashes dished out as punishments for various offenses. You can check out the whole list here. For Youth group,...