Post It Note Club – YLHelp: Help for Young Life Leaders
Post It Note Relay - give each team 2 packs of Post It Notes and see who can get all of them to stick to their person first
This weeks Family Home Evening was Pudding Pictionary. Groups got competed against each other and drew whatever they got with their pudding. It was another successful FHE with lots of mingling and bowling after.
Who Do You Follow? Youth Group Lesson
I had the privilege of speaking to a newly formed youth group at a nearby parish a few weeks ago. After consulting with their leaders, I presented a talk called "Who Do You Follow" focusing on using social media as a young Catholic. It was an adaptation of a couple of other lessons I had given to my own youth group in the past. I was inspired by this great video, portraying what social media networks might have looked like if they were around during the time of Jesus's ministry, death, and…
Theography: Sketches of Spiritual Truths for a New Evangelization
A blog of sketches inspired by sacred theology, for my students and anyone who cares to save, send, share, or ponder! Created on the iPad using the app Paper - http://www.fiftythree.com
Youth Bible Study- The Theological Virtues
This past spring, my young adult Bible Study explored the seven virtues. This study also connected the lives of the Saints and challenges to evangelize. We thought these tied in so well because the Saints give us the example of heroic virtue, and our call to evangelize is one way to live the virtues out. The leaders of the Bible Study and I worked together to gather the material and choose the scripture verses and Saints to discuss. I think that we were able to create a pretty unique look at…
Matthew 16:15 He *said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Flame: Creative Children's Ministry
Here's a clever way to help children to think about nothing being impossible to God. It's quite a good illustration for an assembly and, if you practise, you will be able to cut while talking! It's especially good for times of transition when children are worried about going into a new situation. Ask some children to come out to the front give each of them a sheet of A5 sized paper and some scissors. Ask them to cut a hole in the paper that they will be able to fit their whole body through…
Built on the Rock: Youth Group Object Lesson
When I think of San Francisco, hilly roads, Cable Cars, the Golden Gate Bridge, and earthquakes come to mind. (and Full House- I've gotta admit Full House makes the list!) Don't ask me why, but a San Francisco earthquake story that I heard at some point in high school history came to mind while planning a Youth Group lesson based on "Built on the Rock." Many of us remember learning about the earthquake and resulting fires that devastated San Francisco in 1906. An interesting tidbit that many…