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Sean Cramer

Sean Cramer graduated as a DCE from Concordia University, River Forest and served as a Program Assistant/Associate at Camp Lone Star in La Grange, TX. After moving back to his hometown near Rockford, IL, Sean currently works with Developmentally Disabled individuals. Aside from awaiting a Call in professional ministry again, Sean enjoys volunteering, reading, playing games, exercising, and observing his dog be absolutely resistant to any new tricks.

Games: March-Themed Fun 3/17/2011
Travel Games 5/19/2011
  Youth groups are constantly traveling, and it's always nice to have a bag of tricks to pull from. Only a few of these have need of props, and the variations are endless.
Summer Games 6/17/2011
  The games and ideas this month focus on taking advantage of one of the great summer game ingredients: water!
A Hodgepodge of Games 8/11/2011
  An indoor game, an outdoor game, and a water game.
Minute Games 9/8/2011
  The idea of short bursts of activity, working against the clock, and doing crazy things in the process has been used in game creation since games began (or so I hypothesize). Consider using one or many of the following games in your next gathering.
Game Presentation and Techniques 11/10/2011
  How to present and lead games.
Game: Marble Muchness 3/24/2011
  A common object is the subject of this game.
Game: Tri-Level Baseball 4/8/2011
  Tri-Level Baseball takes advantage of springtime!
Change Games 10/27/2011
  The ideas following can be used to begin discussions of serving and stewardship within your group, or they can be used as stand-alone, fun ideas.
Game Guru: Smart Phone Games 2/17/2012
  We certainly can't ignore the fact that social and mobile media is popping up everywhere. This month, we're going to look at a few games/activities that make use of this technology.
Back to Basics Games 3/15/2012
  This month we're going back to the basics: three simple new game ideas for your youth group. We'll look at one with an indoor setting, an outdoor setting, and then a public setting (mall, busy park, etc.).
Games: Serve It Up and Other Games 5/10/2012
  "I Have Oof-ed", "Twivia", and "Serve It Up"
BBQ Games 7/21/2011
  Nothing says camaraderie like grilled meat, music in the background, outdoor activities, and times to connect.
Renewed Games 1/5/2012
  This month, I take a couple of those "old" favorites, and make them "new"! Use them as idea starters for devotions and studies. Use them as games and events for your winter/spring celebrations.
Games: Group Bags and Quick Easter Ideas 4/21/2011
  A couple of game ideas that take advantage of spring weather.
Game: Dominoes, Revisited 10/7/2010
  Thoughts on icebreakers, and new ways to use dominoes
Games: Autumn Team Builders 11/11/2010
  Abstract Alphabet, Gourdy the Snowman, and Fall/Thanksgiving Idea Blitz
Christmas Themed Games 12/10/2010
  Featuring Orna-Mine, Snowflake Frisbee Toss, and Christmas Songs: Unplugged
An Orange Game and a Chocolate Game 1/14/2011
  Introducing Freshly Squeezed and a Chocolate Coated Challenge
Just a Couple of Games 2/9/2011
  A series of quick games for pairs.
Game Guru: BG Mingle 2/21/2011
  A "slow burn" game to help you meet goals of peer interaction and relationship building.
Fundraising Games 4/19/2012
  Is it a game? Or is it a fundraiser? It could be both!
Games: Don't Drink the Water and Turtle Trivia 6/21/2012
  Summer is again the perfect opportunity to take advantage of more elaborate games, as well as water games. Use this time of the year to continue to build bonds and relationships with these games.
Games: Caterpillar Race and Scoot 7/27/2012
  These youth ministry games break larger groups into smaller groups and are great to get everyone moving.
Trivia Games 9/17/2012
  These two youth ministry games take trivia to a new level.
War Horse Bible Study 8/14/2012
  Bible study for use with the film War Horse.
Fall/Winter Games 11/8/2012
  These youth ministry games are a creative spin on fall and winter traditions and provide both fun and a springboard for deeper discussion.
Mix and Mingle Games 8/27/2012
  Two games to get your group mingling and getting to know each other at the beginning of a new school year.
Back to School Retreat 9/11/2012
  Everything you need for a back to school retreat!
Football Games 10/29/2012
  These youth ministry games focus on a fall/winter pasttime that brings many!

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