Small Church Youth Ministry: 6 Benefits of Smaller Youth Groups

As youth ministry leaders, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of looking at numbers as a sign of success. After all, this is how much of the world seemingly operates. The sports team with the most points wins; the restaurants that make more money stay open; sold-out concerts attract attention… It can be frustrating when efforts to increase participation in youth group seem to falter and students don’t attend in droves. In the church, however, we must value quality over quantity. Relationships count more than head counts. If you find yourself working with only a handful of teens, don’t lose hope! There are wonderful benefits to ministry programs with fewer numbers. Even as you pray for growth, … Read more

Mary Anoints Jesus: John 12:1-8 Youth Bible Lesson on Gifts of Great Value

Gifts of Great Value… Youth Group Discussion and Bible Lesson on John 12:1-8 Mary Anoints Jesus: John 12:1-8 Youth Bible Lesson on Gifts of Great Value

Our youth ministry Bible lesson on John 12:1-8 is a perfect way to teach your youth group about the gifts of great value. This fun and engaging lesson will help kids learn more about Mary anointing Jesus with costly perfume, and why it was such an important act. They’ll also discuss what this passage teaches us about giving and receiving gifts. With our helpful discussion questions and activities, your youth group will gain a better understanding of this Bible passage and its impact on their lives. Gifts of Great Value… Youth Group Discussion and Bible Lesson on John 12:1-8 Youth Ministry Focus: This lesson focuses on the importance of Jesus as a priceless and valuable treasure. Knowing what He did … Read more