discipline

Boundaries and Tutors // Discipline w/ the Gospel in Mind

This series of posts comes from a workshop / seminar I gave to a collection of youth leaders in Superior, WI called: Discipline w/ the Gospel in Mind. // God Seems to Provide Boundaries and...

Cup Stacking // Minute to Win It Game

The last several weeks we have been playing "Minute to Win It" games at msy YOUTH (middle school youth group @ Hayward Wesleyan), which is where the contestant has to accomplish a task in...

The “Two-Party Transfer” Idea in a Discipline Moment

Winters can be harsh in Hayward, WI. A combination of lots of snow and below zero temperatures can begin to wear on people. That's why Spring is so welcome to us. We love the...

David and Goliath Dodgeball // Game

Basic Dodgeball Rules Divide the room into two halves with a center dividing line Place the dodgeballs on the center line and start the players on the back line of each side A player is OUT when...

Pizza Delivery // Noodle Games

How to Play the "Pizza Delivery Noodle" Game: In one hand you have a noodle and in the other hand you have a bean bag that lays flat on the back of your hand. The...

Stories of Elisha

Stories of Elisha 1 Kings 19:19 - 2 Kings 8:6 Last week's story was centered around the prophet Elijah. In this week's story, the main character is Elisha. Elisha is Elijah's successor and this prophet does some...

Small Group Leader Expectations @ hwcYouth

Wednesday Small Group Leader Involvement Expectations // 2013-2014 Show up on Wednesday nights Every Wednesday evening from 6:15-9:00pm. We are asking small group leaders to be present at 6:15pm to be there earlier than the students...
Parents are the Primary Disciplers of their Children

Parents as the Primary Disciplers of Their Children // CM White Paper Reflections #3

This is the third post in a series of reflections on a Children's Ministry White Paper written by Doug Paul from Eikon Community (you can view the original document here). In the past 30 years...

A Blindfolded Worship Experience

At Youth on Wednesday night, we recently engaged in the story found in Mark 10:46-52 that shares the account of a blind man receiving sight from Jesus. In order to better prepare ourselves to...

Children, Youth and Family Discipleship // Seminar

The Wisconsin District of the Wesleyan Church added a few new elements to their annual conference. One of them was a couple of breakout session opportunities. They offered four workshops, with four different presenters...

An Actual Size Tabernacle Setup with Real Dimensions

When I taught on the Tabernacle back in May 2013, I wanted the students to get a sense of the actual size of the Tabernacle. Now I couldn't build a Tabernacle, but I could stake...

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...