Some ministries introduce new youth leaders at the beginning of every summer and at the beginning of every school year. Whenever I introduce them to the group, I like to play a little “get to know you” game with the leaders in front of all the teens. Give your new leaders (and even your old ones) a copy of this survey to fill out and return to you. Then, in front of the group, have all the leaders stand up front with you while you read various statements about each one. Let the students guess who it applies to. For example, “This leader’s favorite song is America the Beautiful.” Answers can be serious or funny. It’s a fun way to introduce leaders and help identify some common ground for the leaders and students to talk about later.
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“Open Mic” Skypecast today
As usual, the Life In Student Ministry Skypecast is today at 1:00 PM central time. It’ll again be an “open mic” time for you to discuss whatever is on your heart and mind concerning youth ministry. We’ll kick it off with a discussion on our dreams for youth ministry and possibly ideas for how we get parents involved in the spiritual lives of their kids. I’ll see you there! More Skypecast info here.
Posted on June 13, 2008