Youth Group Games- Our Three Best Tips

Have you ever stopped to ask, “Why do we play games at youth group?” Some youth workers treat games like something you need to do in order to persuade students to show up. Others shun games as shallow expressions of immaturity. Most of us play games at youth group because that’s simply what you do… but there’s a better and more intentional way to think about the place of fun and games in student ministry. One of forty-two offerings available on Rooted Reservoir, this video presents a framework for games to reinforce a culture of grace that tears down the walls between students, in order that the gospel would shine forth in every facet of your ministry.
If you are asking yourself, “What is the place of fun and games in a gospel-centered youth ministry?” this video is for you.

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Mike McGarry is the Director of Youth Pastor Theologian, has served as a Youth Pastor for 18 years in Massachusetts, and has two youth group aged kids at home. He earned his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has published three books – most recently, “Discover: Questioning Your Way to Faith.” Mike is committed to training youth workers to think biblically about what youth ministry is and to training them to teach theologically with confidence. You can connect with him on social media @youththeologian.

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