Category Archives: Youth group programs

Making the Christian Stuff Fun and the Fun Stuff Christian Part 2: No Boffo the Clowns!

Welcome back … or should I welcome myself back? It has been a while but I’m back and ready to rumble. When I was a kid I had the pleasure of growing up in Phoenix Arizona. Now you probably know … Continue reading

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Starting Out 4: If you want to end up with a temple, don’t begin with a beach house!

I need to tell you from the outset that I’m a hopeless carpenter. I don’t know if it was my propensity for bumping my head as a child that caused some synapse malfunction or merely some faulty DNA, but my … Continue reading

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Starting Out 3: It is easier to float with the iceberg than to prop it up

Today we are going to talk about icebergs even though I don’t know a lot about polar exploration. I’d love to give it a shot but I just don’t think this Arizona boy will ever have the chance. I guess … Continue reading

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Rotational youth programs…is there a better option?

Life here in the Prairies is good. We’ve had very little snow and the temp has stayed in the low teens (50º F)—nice for early November.  The geese are heading south, I guess it is their way of letting us … Continue reading

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Memories or maturity?

While I’m a child of the 60s… I’m a product of the 70s. As I’ve said before, I’ve got the ticket stub to a Led Zeppelin concert to prove it. One of those iconic songs from that decade is “Memories” … Continue reading

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Why “seeking the wisdom of the children” may not be such a wise idea.

I’d been at my last church for only a few weeks and it was evident that some wholescale changes needed to be made to the youth program. Few were coming, few enjoyed it and even fewer were staying in the … Continue reading

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Is “Play” an Appropriate Apologetic in Today’s Play-Filled Culture? (Or, why do we say one thing yet program another?)

Ok, I’m fired up. Please forgive me in advance if I step over the line, but the sun is out and it is a beautiful day here in Saskatchewan. I’m fired up because I continue to read articles and online … Continue reading

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