Each Fall I get the incredible opportunity of going around to different parishes to train Catechists and Youth Ministers. This year my focus is on the process of Evangelization with a special focus on Discipleship. In simple terms, I am asking parishes to begin setting up their programs to minister to youth in a small [...]
I am working on a presentation that focuses on small group ministry and to start I thought I would list what I thought made a good small group. It's one thing to invite parishes to do small group ministry but sending them on their way without a map could actually do more harm then good. [...]
We have been focusing on small groups very heavily in our youth group lately. Some weeks we have just a quick small group meeting without any lesson or teaching for the night. This is something I put together to generate discussion among the group. Can be used for brand new small groups or veteran small [...]
This youth ministry small group activity is a great way to crack open a quiet group. It does take a little preparation but is well worth it. Materials Needed - Cut out instructions for each person. Instructions: This small group activity is fairly simple. Here are your instructions. Have group come up with one noun [...]
Each week we give the youth 10-15 minutes to write. Typically more time is allowed if needed, but that is the allotted time that youth are asked to write. They are given a blank journal...
These youth ministry small group ideas are just quick little things you can do with a small group to mix things up a bit. Rosary Couples As an activity to start the small group meeting have everyone break in to two or three people, give them a rosary, instructions on how to say the rosary, [...]