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The Fund Raising Beast (8/1/2004)
  Fund-raising is an essential part to any youth program that hopes to go "off campus" for any reason. This article provides some advice on keeping your fund-raising activities in line with the fundamental goal of your program: Teaching youth of Christ's love.
Community Building Help (4/1/2006)
  This list of activities are designed to facilitate family-building in your youth program. Have fun!
High Tech Games (4/17/2014)
  Games that make use of technology like digital cameras, smartphones, etc.
Artistic Games (4/8/2014)
  Games that allow for some artistic or creative expression.
Obstacle Course/Race/Relay Games (4/8/2014)
  Various games set up as obstacle courses, races, or relays.
Summer Must Dos (11/1/2005)
  thESource petitioned you, our community members, for your favorite Summer MustDo activities. Here's what y'all had to say.
Games & Community Builders (5/29/2009)
  A list of games and community builders submitted by you, the readers of thESource.
Activities (5/29/2009)
  Activities to try with your youth group, submitted by readers of thESource.
A Meditative Exercise in Sabbath Being (7/6/2009)
Football Games (10/29/2012)
  These youth ministry games focus on a fall/winter pasttime that brings many!
Trivia Games (9/17/2012)
  These two youth ministry games take trivia to a new level.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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"
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.
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.
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!
Family Night: MMMM Good--M&Ms (10/12/2011)
  Do parents know how their teenager(s) regard the stewardship of time, talents and treasure? Do students have any idea why their parents handle their finances like they do and what value they put on their time and talents? This family night will give parents and teens a great chance to talk about these things.
Lock-In: Bread of Life (11/16/2011)
  This lock-in/servant event is intended to focus on the ordinary substance of bread with the prayer that God will use that also to accomplish the spectacular.

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