This is an activity to help youth think about the qualities of a good leader. It is held in an informal, small group setting so youth will be comfortable sharing.
Youth Ministry or Youth Group
The purpose of this reflection is to help youth consider who they give authority to in their lives. Who do teenagers listen to?
This reflection will help youth understand what they need to leave behind in order to have the freedom to follow Jesus.
In this video, Fr. James Martin gives some insights for LGBT Catholics who are struggling with their Catholic faith. Keep these basic facts in mind: God loves you. God created you. God is on your side. Jesus cares about you. The church is your home.
Ungame is a question and answer icebreaker which is perfect for teenagers. It can be played in person or virtually. It is just a conversation starter to help a group get comfortable.
Escape rooms are a fun way to engage teams in cooperative puzzle solving. These team-building activities can also be focused around a theme. When you are creating a youth ministry escape room, you might want to base it on a Bible story or a teaching.
Book clubs are a fun way to get teens thinking about a topic and discussing it. And a book club discussion can be held in person or virtually. All you need is a good book to be the foundation of your conversation.
A popcorn prayer circle gives everyone an opportunity to offer a prayer, either silently or vocally. This is a nice way to pray if you are doing an activity where you are practicing silence. But it is also just another way to pray together, or if you want to make sure everyone has a chance to offer their whole prayer without interruption.
These colorful candle holders are fun for kids to make. Little children will need more help than older ones. Once finished, add a battery operated tea light and place on your prayer table. Then you have a colorful votive candle holder.
This prayer helps youth consider how to filter out unclean or inappropriate thoughts. This would be a good prayer to use at a meeting focused on using electronic devices or the internet.