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There is always new information to share about what is happening at Pastor2Youth.com. It is a joy to be able to share with all of you the exciting things happening and the new resources available to all users. I pray that you will find this information useful and will be blessed by the features and resources at Pastor2Youth.com that are intended to help you in your ministry to youth. Please allow me to share with you some news and announcements about the highlights, help, and resources at your disposal.
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into 5 Languages - Can You Help?
We are blessed at Pastor2youth.com to have
a LOT of visitors from many different countries (146 countries
to be exact) who are using the games on this site. Therefore,
it is exciting for me to announce that this week we will
begin posting many of the games from this site into FIVE other
languages: Spanish, German, Russian, French, and Chinese.
Click HERE to access the Translated Games...
It is my desire to make Pastor2youth.com even more valuable to people in other countries by making the games available in other languages. I do not want to use an internet translation program because those often are not accurate and only translate word-for-word - causing errors in grammar and syntax.
Therefore, Pastor2youth.com is looking for more people who can translate the "GAMES" on this site into a different language!!!
As a site that is FREE, we are not able to offer anything for translations other than our heartfelt thanks and encouragement that you will be blessing MANY other people.
If you would be willing to translate some games on pastor2youth into another language, please contact Ryan Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God Bless and Thank you!!!!
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Conversation Starters for
Your Small Group"
by Doug Fields and Matt McGill
"One of the core skills of a good small group leader is the ability to facilitate deeper relationships. Deeper relationships don’t accidentally happen, they typically begin with conversations and most conversations don’t
begin deep. Leaders must learn to initiate conversation and
some time getting conversations started can be tricky.
Following are what we call “trigger questions” and they’re designed to activate and aid connecting conversations. We hope they’ll
be as helpful to you as they are to us!
THREE quick tips:
1. You’ve got to practice before you’ll become comfortable. The more you’re around teenagers, the more comfortable you’ll become and the more natural your conversations will be. There’s no replacement for repetition.
2. If you ask a question that can be easily answered with a single word (yes/no, “green”),follow it up with another question that requires more than a one word answer.
Don’t fire all these questions like they’re being shot from a
machine gun, instead ask one and allow the conversation to flow naturally.
35 trigger questions to spark conversation:
1. How are you involved at your school? (Clubs, cheer, band, sports?)
2. What was a highlight of your week?
3. What is something you did this summer that was fun?
4. What is your absolute favorite thing to do?
5. If you could have free tickets to any concert, where/who would it be?
6. What is your favorite subject at school?
7. Who is your favorite teacher and what do you like about him/her?
8. Are you the type who gets things done early or waits till the last minute?
9. What do you normally do when you have free time?
10. Where’s your favorite place to eat?
11. What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
12. What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you?
13. What is the silliest thing you ever did in elementary school?
14. Are you a morning or a night person?
15. What kind of car do you drive (or when do you get your license)?
16. What’s the last movie you saw? Was it any good?
17. Who is your best friend?
18. Would you rather be rich or famous?
19. If you could play any sport and be great, what would you want to do?
20. Where is the coolest place you have ever been in your whole life?
21. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
22.How would you describe yourself in three words?
23. What’s one thing you love about yourself?
24. What’s a characterquality you admire most in others?
25. Are you the type to save your money or spend it right away?
26. What do you spend your money on (or save it for)?
27. If you found $100, how would you spend it?
28. What do your parents do for a living?
29. What do your siblings do that gets on your nerves?
30. Who are you closest to in your family?
31. How long have you been attending church? How did you get here?
32. What do you like/dislike about church?
33. Are you involved in a ministry?
34. What do you think about this whole ‘God’ thing?
35. Do you want me to stop asking you questions?"
Article Source: YouthMinistry.com
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4-Year Plan (High School)
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For years, Doug Fields has talked about helping teenagers build a Jesus-centered life—and helping youth workers address the tendency of students to graduate from their faith when they graduate from high school. This curriculum will help you in that effort!
Chart a course for four years of personal, spiritual, and social growth rooted in the truths and teachings of the Bible. Challenge teenagers to take their faith seriously by tackling relevant, engaging themes. This curriculum will allow you and your team of leaders to do what matters most and invest wisely in your students—walking the path with them from freshman year to graduation day.
2-Year Plan (Jr. High)
Junior highers are a strange breed. (Some, stranger than others.) But that’s OK. We’ve crafted two years of curriculum from scratch specifically designed for junior highers. Kurt Johnston has tapped into some of the brightest, most creative minds in the world of junior high ministry to contribute content that will hit homeruns with your teenagers.
Students will bond with their peers and leaders through engaging questions, hands-on experiences, and friendships that will guide them in the journey toward lives built around the love, truth, and mission of Jesus. And they’ll be reminded that in the midst of two of the most transitional years of life, they’re not alone!
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