Freebie Friday: Laser Wars – How to Guide

I haven’t shared much free stuff on the blog for a while, but my friend Mark Etheridge did a laser wars how to guide, and I needed to share it with you. The resource is a how to guide to host a laser tag event at your church. Download the how to guide by going here.    Share below what you thought of the laser tag event. Mark Etheridge currently serves as Youth Pastor at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Pittsboro, NC. He is also enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in their Master of Divinity program in Christian ministry. You … Continue reading Freebie Friday: Laser Wars – How to Guide

[Poll] Do you do a Student Ministry Activity or Retreat Over Christmas Break

I have heard many youth pastors talk about retreats and activities that they hold over Christmas break since the students are out of school. I have heard of many youth conferences going on as well during that time to utilize some time of spiritual refreshment in the lives of the students over the break. I want your input. What do you do? Please take the time to participate in the poll, and leave us some feedback in the comment section below: Continue reading [Poll] Do you do a Student Ministry Activity or Retreat Over Christmas Break

Get Connected- Weekly Grove Newsletter

Good Afternoon! What is going on? I apologize for struggling to get the newsletter out as regular as we used too. I have been super busy the past month, and it has been difficult to keep you as posted as I would have liked too. I hope that this informs and helps you as a parent. Our featured Event: Leadership seminar This is vital for all leaders who are serving in the Grove during the upcoming year. We will meet at the church at 5 pm, and grill hamburgers. Then, we will have some practical and helpful sessions. Then, BOWLING … Continue reading Get Connected- Weekly Grove Newsletter

Student Ministry Event Idea- Geocache

How many of you have ever heard of Geocache? This is a legit event idea for your students. We have done this with our students, and they love it. Here is my review of the game: What is Geocache? It is (in a nutshell) an electronic scavenger hunt. You have to have a smart phone or a handheld GPS. People all over the country have started hiding geocache’s for people to find. Some of them are big and some are small. By the way, it is not money, many people think that it is money, but it is not. It … Continue reading Student Ministry Event Idea- Geocache

10 Cheap Student Ministry Activities

One thing that is tough to do in student ministry is finding cheap activities. I have said from day 1 that I want the events that we hold in our student ministry to be affordable for everyone. Now, obviously you have some things that are more expensive such as mission trips, camps, ski trips, etc, but you should have several events throughout the year that anyone can attend at a very cheap price! Here are a few activity ideas that are cheap for everyone: Photo Scavenger Hunt– This is an event where you come together and divide into groups. I … Continue reading 10 Cheap Student Ministry Activities