Reflections on Being a Kids Camp Counselor

For the last several years, I have directed a Kids Camp. I ran all the operations, led the staff, tried to keep everyone safe, and managed the environment and expectations of all those involved....

Dear Parents: Here’s Some Language You Can Use with Your Children

I just sent this letter to the parents of our Followers students regarding what happened with the story we interacted with this past Monday. Followers is an after-school program that Hayward Wesleyan Church does...

The Hot Seat Game // 2:00min Timer Video

If you want to place a person (student or small group leader) on a hot seat where people can questions for 2:00 minutes, then this is a video you can use as a timer....

The Incarnational Model of Evangelism

"Men were to be his method of winning the world to God." — Steve Patty in Impact: Student Ministry That Will Transform a Generation (pg. 5)
Jonah in a Fish

Jonah “In a Fish” Craft

How to Make "Jonah in a Fish" Craft: a balloon paper plate cut and colored as fins a teddy graham (prior to inflating the balloon) tape to secure the paper a sharpie to make the balloon fish come to...

Cup Stacking Race // Game

How to Play the "Cup Stacking Race" Game: 21 plastic cups per person. Start with the cups in a column, and competitors must stack the cups in a pyramid, then unstack back into the column....

Breakfast Scramble // Minute to Win It Game

On Wednesday, October 20, 2010, we continued our "Minute to Win It" challenges @ msy YOUTH. How to Play the "Breakfast Scramble" Game The challenge was to put BACK together a cereal box that had been...

Leaders Define Reality // Patty Proverb #1

Leaders define reality What’s really going on with your organization? Are you honest with yourself? Are things good, really? If someone were to ask the people who work for or with you these questions, what would they say...

David, Nabal and Abigail

David encounters a "fool" (Nabal) and almost succumbs to a rash decision. Thank goodness for Abigail! [vimeo 19097026 w=570 h=314] source Vimeo
read-and-share-bible

Read and Share Bible // Review

Read and Share Bible Check out this review of the "Read and Share Bibles" over at WesleyanKids.org

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...

Bible Verse Hand Motions Video

We have done this a lot the past couple of years with the Followers. We've combined kinetic movements with Scripture and it really makes memorizing fun and engaging. I'm curious if it sticks with the kids...