Are You Planning A Church-Sponsored Youth Event?

Posted on: 18 October 2019

Are you a youth volunteer at your church? If so, you are probably always looking for ideas that will provide fun and fellowship for the kids, and that might even include your own teenagers. Will you soon be planning the youth events for 2020?

Maybe you have everything already planned. If so, then you are probably not interested in reading further. On the other hand, maybe you are looking for ideas. If that's the case, from arranging for team-building activities to planning service projects, here are some ideas that might help you.  

Plan A Team Building Event - Maybe you have been to team-building events at your company. If so, you probably already realize how they can unite people who work together. That same principle will apply to the young people at your church, won't it? Besides getting to know each other during the team-building event, they'll have a lot of fun. All you have to do is to come up with the activities.

First of all, consider whether your activities will be outside or inside. If they'll be outside, then you can choose traditional games like a tug-o-war and relay races. Even planning something like a baseball game or a volleyball game can be included in the fun. 

If the team events will be inside, consider how much space you'll have. You could even set up portable tables where the kids can build something like a tower out of blocks. The team that builds the tallest tower is the winning team. 

Plan Service Projects - There's nothing like doing service that will unite people, and kids are usually very anxious to step in to help. For example, divide your group into two equal number of kids and go to a park that needs serious cleaning attention. The team that collects the most debris is the winning team. 

While it's fun to be in competition, as you do service, think about uniting the kids together. For instance, go to a nursing home or to an orphanage and invite the youth in your group to simply visit with the old folks and to play with the kids. If you go to an assisted living home, think of taking note cards. The elderly folks might be very happy to dictate letters to friends and family members. Your youth can act as scribes.

If your youth group goes to an orphanage, think of them taking materials to make a craft with the children. The children could keep what they make as a reminder of the good time they had with your your group.