Youth group names based on scripture

Hey, this is obviously just one guy’s opinion. If you’ve got another opinion, we’d love to hear it. If you’re offended by this article – feel free to vent… we can handle it. Lots of tongue in cheek going on.

Worst Youth Group Names:

(In no particular order)

1. 7 Up (for grades, 7 and up)

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Hey, that’s a soda. Also, you’re probably breaking the law.

2. SNL (Saturday Night Live)

The university I went to had a night called FNL. Friday Night Live. It was a comedy night and although I never went, I heard it was good. I thought FNL was appropriate. You understood that it was a comedy night and that it was on Friday. But SNL as a youth group name seems confusing and again, maybe illegal.

3. Xplosion

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I see what you did there. You and 40% of youth groups who think misspelling something is “what the teens are into these days.” We all know how much teens like to play with sticks of dynamite. Kids are always calling in bomb threats to our local school… this is the perfect name!

4. UFC (Ultimate Faith Challenge)

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Google UFC and you’ll find a plethora of pictures and videos of people beating the tar out of each other. The last thing you’ll think of is the Greatest Commandment. Don’t be upset if a teen comes to your meeting expecting a local Fight Club and ends up decking you. You’re practically asking for it.

5. Power and Light Company

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Hey, who gets excited when they hear the words, “Utility Company”? Probably everyone. Also, a little bit nostalgic if Monopoly was a big part of your childhood.

6. Christ Addicts

http://creativebits.org/christ_addicts_theme_illustration

First one’s free. There’s probably one teen in every youth group that feels like a Christ Addict. You probably don’t want to name a youth group based on one teen.

7. XLR8

http://www.endofgeneric.com/portfolio/xlr8-logo/

Accelerate. What’s the slogan there? We go fast. We’re increasing in speed. What’s the connection to being a Christian youth group? Okay, so I wrote the description before I found the graphic. It’s actually a pretty sweet logo.

8. Kaos  (Krazy and otherwise saved)

You spelled Kaos wrong. You spelled Krazy wrong. Unless you’re a fan of Mortal Kombat. Also, “otherwise saved”? Apart from being krazy, we’re also saved. Those two things are disconnected. We just happen to be krazy. That’s what “otherwise” implies.

9. 420 Youth Ministries

We’re high on Jesus. There’s probably some passage connected to this like Acts 4:20. But the fact of the matter is, 420 is a widely known marijuana-related term.

10. Bible Behemoths

“Dictionnaire Infernal – Behemoth” by E. Plon – Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

Here’s something no one at your local high school understands. Behemoths. We’re huge monstrous creatures that enjoy scripture. Come join us!

11. Earth Tourists

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You sound crazy. Or… very into traveling.

12. Losers

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/258118.php

I think the tag line is, “We’re barely alive.”

12. TACO

I don’t care what it stands for. We all know what a taco is and we’re not sure why they’re such a big part of your vision.

Best Youth Group Names

1. The Tribe

http://www.tribedigitalmedia.com/

I enjoy youth group names that focus on describing the group of individuals. When you’re a part of “XLR8” it doesn’t sound like the individual is important. When you’re a part of The Tribe you know that your presence is valued. There’s ownership involved. I also like the fact that you can easily design the youth room, your documents, your graphics, etc to all match your name. I’ve even heard of a youth group that calls their Youth Pastor “chief” instead of “pastor.” It’s an easy way to develop your own culture.

2. The Pack

https://99designs.com/readymade/logos/56479

Same as the Tribe.

3. Fuego

http://patbloom.com/fuego-logo/

I know a  lot of youth groups are named after fire or being on fire or being pyros or something of the sort. But if you’re a primarily spanish youth group – I love that this term describes a part of who you are while still being identifiable to English-only speakers.

4. Fellowship of Christian Athletes

So “jocks” weren’t a race in The Lord of The Rings but I still enjoy this name. It’s descriptive (though a little too serious and old sounding) but students know what it’s all about. The best part is, it’s recognizable enough that “FCA-Mount Pleasant” is easily understood as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes group that meets at Mount Pleasant High School.

5. The Adventure

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I don’t know if this is a real youth group name. But I like it. Especially when I picture a group of students on a youth trip all wearing the same shirt. It’s clear they’re on an adventure somewhere. And like all great adventures, there’s obstacles to be overcome and the going is equal parts fun and equal parts tough. Most importantly, we’re going somewhere together and the destination is worth whatever comes our way. Holy goodness.

6. Young Life

From Young Life’s FB.

The names highly recognizable and I’ve heard that branding research shows that the Young Life’s brand has great associations and is received quite favorably. Also, they have some sweet hand gestures.

7. The Well

Students

It’s a place for the spiritually thirsty. It’s also a place where you can come and thirst no more. It’s a place for sinners to sit and speak with Jesus. It’s a place where transformation happens. This youth group name has great biblical meaning when we consider the experience of the woman at the well. It’s also gender neutral, short, upbeat, and doesn’t set the expectation that every single night is going to be a rave party.

8. The Foundry

http://thedesigninspiration.com/logos/crown-company/

“Where lives are formed.” “Made for More.” It’s a strong and mature name without being overly hyped. The theme comes quite naturally and one can easily see how this youth room would look. It’s industrial. It’s warm. It’s a little on the dark side. It’s edgy. I’m down with it.

9. King’s Way

http://thedesigninspiration.com/logos/crown-company/

I like the idea of a youth group with a crown in the logo. It’ll look something like a record label and I enjoy that. I also love the fact that God is the King of kings and the Lord of lords and it’s awesome to know that we serve Him. The Way is also the name early Christians gave to their faith. I think that’s pretty baller too!

10. Limitless

Christ has come so that you may have life and have it to the full. Also, the same power that raised Christ from the dead is at work inside of us. What is impossible with man is possible with God. Only through God will your potential be realized.

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  • Dream Thieves Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002

    A message to the youth group on time and dreams.

    21, October 2002
    KOZ

    Dream Thieves

    Introduction:

    Thanks for your attention. You are a huge part of D.C.C.
    Tonight a few things I really want you to know:
    – You are extremely important to God!
    – You have a Devine destiny to fulfill.
    – You are extremely important to the Church.
    – You …read more

  • What Is Salvation? Series Contributed by Bruce Shields on May 8, 2006

    Teen Youth Group Study – What is Salvation?

    What is SALVATION?
    Rev. Bruce A. Shields
    First Baptist Church
    Tawas City Michigan USA
    www.tawasbaptist.org

    Eternal Life
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    This Sermon was written to inspire our youth group to seek revival.

    Asking For Revival…

    Read…
    Psa 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

    Intro…

    Psalms 85:6 gives us the cause & effect of revival. See, the cause is that the psalmist asks for revival.

    How many know that asking can cause alot of things to come …read more

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    This sermon was given to my youth group during a lock in on the importance and blessing of perseverance.

    I. Survivor theme and show description

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    In a small youth group there are 3 keys to growth… and the first is your commitment.

    Today is the start of a new chapter in this churches’ history. And it all begins right now.

    For the past year, I have been the youth pastor. But for the most part, we have not had a youth group. We have had about 10 teenagers who are friends. But we have never had a group.

    Today that is …read more

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    In a small youth group there are 3 keys to growth… God is the main focus.

    Two weeks ago we started talking about how we are going to grow our youth group. We said that there are 3 essential pieces to growing the group. Those 3 pieces are ME, GOD, and MY FRIENDS.

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    In a small youth group, there are 3 keys to growth… My Friends are essential

    A few weeks ago we started talking about how to grow our youth group. This week I was reading a book. And the youth pastor that wrote the introduction was talking about how he went to 2 youth groups as a teenager.

    The first one had only 1 couch. They had 3 or 4 teens that came. And outreach …read more

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    I imagine that, given the types of persons that huddled around Jesus, there would have, at the very least, been a fair bit of flirting going on at those gatherings.

    We’re in Luke chapter 15, and Jesus appears to be partying again!

    Jesus was fond of saying that the Kingdom of God is like a party, and he seemed keen to illustrate that with his lifestyle, wherein he was a frequent guest at dinner parties and a not too infrequent host of spontaneous …read more

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    This sermon was written to inspire our youth group to seek the baptism of the Holy Ghost and of fire with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

    Wind and Fire

    Introduction…

    Praise God Church!
    God is Good Amen!?!

    (Praise reports- God is so good that…)

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    Emmanuel which is interpreted God With us. Amen?

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    A Youth Message that I applied after playing Hide and Go Seek with our Youth Group.

    . (Matthew 10:26)26″So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known
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    A Youth Group message that shares what God sees as being cool and what the world views as being cool.

    A. God’s Design for “Cool”

    B. Cool Doesn’t Try-

    C. Be honest- if you have to try to be cool you probably aren’t!
    D. Reasons why cool doesn’t have to try
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    This is a modification of a sermon designed for single people during our family series. It was modified and preached to our youth group.

    Intro:
    I wanted the Lord to return, but there were a lot of things that I wanted to do first.
    How many of you want to get married some day?
    What do you look for in a boy/girl friend?

    TS. What does the bible say about marriage?

    1 Cor. 7:6-9 (NIV)
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    This sermon was written to inspire our youth group to keep the revival fires burning in their hearts.

    Commitment

    Intro…
    Psa 37:4 says…Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

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    Isaiah 52:6-7
    6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.” 7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to …read more

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One fateful morning, you woke up and decided that you would become the leader of an awesome youth group. Fast-forward to the morning you woke up and didn’t know what to name it, which brings us to this article. This name could remain on the tongues of the youth for years to come. It should be clever! And it should reflect your mission statement. Let’s take a look at 41 examples of such names:

Plants & Pillars

This is based on the Bible verse Psalm 144:12, which reads, “Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants, and our daughters as corner pillars fashioned as for a palace.”

Three SixTeens

This play on words references John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

GO

A quite simple name with an appearance in virtually every book in the Bible. The most common command, usually issued by Jesus Christ. For this example, we’ll use its appearance in Mark 10:52 (“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.”). The context in Jesus healing a blind man is a testament to the power of faith and how much a belief can impact your life.

Shield of Faith

This name alone would have no trouble appealing to an audience of young video gamers. It is taken from Ephesians 6:16, which urges readers to “take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one”. Shield of Faith? Flaming arrows? The evil one? Sounds like a great time.

By Faith

“By faith” is a common phrase in Hebrews 11: 1-39. It opens up many of the verses, telling the reader about certain people and how they accomplished things through faith. This would serve as a great motivator for the youth.

EBZ

This stands for Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, three friends of Job mentioned in Job 2:11. They all agreed to meet up and comfort Job when they heard about “all the troubles that had come upon him”. A strong friendship and bond is depicted here, and those should be the basis of all youth groups, in and outside the meeting.

Four ThirTeens

Similar to the “Three SixTeens”, this name is a play on Phillipians 4:13: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” One of the more well-known Bible verses will strike a chord among those familiar and unfamiliar with the faith.

Everpresence

This name, which sounds similar to rock band Evanescence, is taken from Psalm 46:1-3: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” This name would also suggest (and, of course, guarantee) that the youth group will display similar support for the community’s children.

Righteous Tent

This has the potential to be quite the memorable name. Kids would jump in excitement to head to this “Righteous Tent” based on Psalm 118:15: “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: ‘The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!’”

The Immovables

This grounded name is a reference to 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. ” This name could also suggest that the youth will build strength in a faith, or at least the foundation for a capacity.

Safe Rest

Such an inviting name can be found in Job 11:18: “You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.” The youth of the community can feel at rest from the troubles of the world while putting one foot through the door to a life of spirituality.

Tree of Life

Let your youth group stand as tall as a tree and offer sound advice taken from Proverbs 13:12: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

All-Time Love

This name also sounds similar to a popular band, All-Time Low. Children love their references to pop culture! This is a reference to the verse Proverbs 17:17 (A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity) and promotes and encourages strong bonds and friendships with the group and each other.

Ends of the Earth

This name can be found in Isaiah 40:28 ( The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth), and states that God has created, and therefore knows, everything to its extent. It could also refer to omnipresence.

Eagle Wing(s)

This name also comes from Isaiah 40. It is verse 31: “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary ” An eagle generally symbolizes freedom, and a youth group generally offers a freedom to learn more about the faith, so it would be a fitting name.

The Purpose

This is based on Romans 8:28 (God works for the good of those who have been called according to his purpose). Is there a purpose your youth group has for the youth? Absolutely.

The Inseparable

From Romans 8:38-39, which states that nothing in all existence is able to separate you from the love of God. Any youth group would do well to stress a point like this, and having it in the name is a smart way to go.

Reflections

This refers to 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. ” There are some who join youth groups knowing parts of the faith, possessing the intent to learn more or gain clarification.

New Compassions

This verse refers to Lamentations 3:22-23, which states that the Lord’s compassions “never fail” and “are new every morning”. Serves as great day-to-day motivation, especially when it comes to keeping the youth engaged!

Day By Day

Another verse that deals with renewal, 2: Corinthians 4:16 states that “outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day”.

Root Love

This name can also be seen as a play on the phrase “Route Love”, which sounds like a road youth groups like to travel down. From Ephesians 3:17, which states that we are all “rooted and established in love”.

Keepers of the Command

Children and teens can take this name home with them, almost as if it were a new job title or responsibility. Followers of 1 John 3:22 “keep His commands and do what pleases Him”.

Living Way

This can also be read as a street name or simply as in a way of living. From Hebrews 10:20, which states that “a new and living way opened up for us through the curtain ”.

Pure Joy

Any type of struggle should be met with pure joy, as it builds character. (James 1:2-4)

First 2 Last

God’s righteousness is one “by faith from first to last,” and the righteous should live by this faith. (Romans 1:17)

Firm Stance

this is also based on 1 Corinthians 15:58, which deals with standing firm and being immovable during “your labor in the Lord”.

Good Thing Cling

Romans 12:9 says that we must “hate what is evil” and “cling to what is good”. When it comes to catchy names, you can’t go wrong with a good rhyme!

Fulfillment

Love fulfills the law by doing no harm to a neighbor. (Romans 13:10)

Patient Love

This is based on the popular verse/saying “Love is patient, love is kind”. A youth group exercises patient love daily. (1 Corinthians 13:4)

Autumn/Spring Rains

Autumn Rains or Spring Rains is both beautiful and inviting, and it is based on the rewards that came with complete love of the Lord. (Deuteronomy 11:13-14)

Doorframes

Youth groups act as the very life lessons they teach, written on the doorframes of their own buildings. (Deuteronomy 11:20)

Seal of Love

The love of your youth group should be placed over the hearts of the youth, for “love is as strong as death”. (Song of Songs 8:6)

Unto Others

This name is based on the Golden Rule itself, which is based on the Bible verse Luke 6:31.

Wise Walk

Children become who their friends are. May they choose the wise they might find in your youth group! (Proverbs 13:20)

Iron-Sharp

Good people build up and strengthen good people, as iron does to iron. (Proverbs 27:17)

East From West

The Lord has “removed our transgressions from us” “as far as the east is from the west”. May your youth group do the same to the youth of your community! (Psalm 103:12)

Faithline

Like a bloodline, sincere faith runs in the family. A love of God must be generational. (2 Timothy 1:5)

Archer

Youth groups should be blessed to have a “quiver” of children eager to learn more about the faith. They surely must be predestined to hit their mark. (Psalm 127:3-5)

Springwater

The love and knowledge the Lord gives us will spring up like water within us and give us eternal live. So should the teachings your group offers. (John 4:14)

Covered By Love

We, as brothers and sisters, should care deeply for each other, because that love covers “a multitude of sins”. (1 Peter 4:8)

My Strength

This name simply states that the Lord is strength, and this will represent your own youth groups strength in what you teach. (Psalm 18:1)

Did any of these catchy youth group names stand out to you? Perhaps you have an idea for an entirely new one? Either way, you are ready to give your youth group—and the youth—something to stand for.  Happy teachings!

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After brief opening exercises, Young Women and Young Men activities are usually held separately. Class or quorum activities usually last 30 to 75 minutes.

Combined Aaronic Priesthood–Young Women Mutual activities can be held occasionally. These activities could sometimes involve parents and families. The purposes of combined activities include:

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Daily Challenge (during a school break)

Daily Challenge (during a school break) Fall break is upon us here in AZ, so here is something you could give to your kids, youth or Adults in your ward, pick and choose which one’s would work for the group you are giving this challenge to. Then count how many days are in the break…

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VIDEO ROAD RALLY

VIDEO ROAD RALLY RULES: 1. Only adults can use the camera. 2. Remember, 2 points will be deducted for every minute late 3. No engaging the drivers in illegal activities!! 4. Different team members for different activities VIDEOTAPE AS MANY OF THE SCENES FOR AS MANY POINTS POSSIBLE: 25pts 1. Jogging alongside a jogger 10pts…

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Are you smarter than the Primary Children?

Download Are you smarter than the Primary Children? If you’ve ever watched the TV show “are you smarter than a 5th grader” then you should have an idea how to play it in Primary. You can have a teacher play opposite a child, or you can have a couple of children play against each other….

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Roadshow Ideas

Roadshow Ideas Here is a list of ideas fromYW Connections, the links will take you to that site A Great & A Marvelous Work FTSOY Dating – “FTSOY Man” FTSOY Dressing Disasters – “FTSOY Man” Amulon & The Wicked Priests Hector Finds His Stride Heroines How To Organize Mini-Roadshows Jonah & The Whale Phil…

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Random Acts of Kindness

The Fast Paced Action of the Amazing Race, The Creative Survival Instincts of Survivor, And the Life lessons of The Apprentice. R.A.K. CHALLENGE Do as many good deeds as you can in the allotted time Here’s how it works:  The youth will be divided into teams by colors.  You should have 5 – 6 youth…

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Parable of the talents activity

Parable of the talents activity   This week we had a really fun joint activity (with the Young Men).  We called it a talent night.  The night of the activity the youth were all given “talents” (paper coupon type things)  They were instructed to go around the cultural hall and participate in different activities.  We…

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List of other ideas for Joint Activities

List of other ideas for Joint Activities   1. Human Foosball 2. Capture the flag 3. PJ night 4. Mystery night 5. Water Balloon volleyball 6. Homemakers race 7. Mission night 8. Video scavenger hunt 9. Sound Scavenger hunt- tape recorder and record things off a list most sounds wins. 10. New Years Party 11.

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New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge

  New Era / Minute To Win It Challenge Gym will be set up before hand there will be 10 teams, I will have 5 areas set up on both sides of the gym, to make 10 areas for all the teams. Each area will include chairs for the kids to sit on, as well…

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Speed Friendship

We did this for a Joint Youth Activity and we are now our RS is doing this for an Additional Meeting, we have a lot of new people in our ward, so we thought it would be really fun! We will set up long tables in the gym with chairs on both sides. Everyone will…

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Musical Car Ralley

You divide into groups and assign car numbers. Each group gets a bag of items and a list of things to do, assign lists in different order so groups courses are different Items:   roll of masking tape, red balloon, small flag, small bag of crackers, safety pin, tin can and string, book of mormon, pencil,…

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Movie making night

Movie making night   The mia maids had called all the boys and girls and told them specific items to bring. Things like, tin foil, Barbie’s and Barbie doll car, little Thomas trains, wigs etc…. All these items were props. There were a lot of props. They had also divided all the youth into three…

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Pie Night with Parents

Pie Night with Parents We didn’t have pie, but it is a great idea! We did do sort of a Parent/Teacher Conference night with both the YM and the YW.  We had tables set up for each class where the parent and student would come and visit with the leaders and advisors, seeing where they…

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Moroni’s Quest

Moroni’s Quest    Sorry this is all the info I have on this activity Here are some links to other thing about A Moroni’s Quest, I never did find a script though… sorry   Here is an email I got: . Attached here is a script from Cardston and another script from Calgary…

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MORMONAD NIGHT

MORMONAD NIGHT Purpose • Give youth a chance to exercise creativity while incorporating a gospel theme – youth create “Mormonad” posters using quotes by general authorities •BONUS: Low budget, quick & easy to prepare! J Materials Needed •Poster board •Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons, etc •Construction Paper, scissors & glue sticks •Quotes to use as a…

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Missionary Survival Challenge

Missionary Survival Challenge   Here are some possible activities for a Missionary Survival Challenge. These are based on things missionaries in the field actually do. Door Approach Challenge – Knock on a classroom door (a home) and introduce yourself and your companion as missionaries and try to get invited inside. Discussion Presentation Challenge – Using…

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Life-Size Monopoly

Life-Size Monopoly   Before we played the game with the YW, the YM used one of their night activities to make the real estate, community chest and chance cards.  The real estate cards were on pieces of white paper approximately 14″ x 20″. We used colored construction paper for the colored stripe at the top. …

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Ice Cream Sculpting

Ice Cream Sculpting   We did a joint activity and had ice cream sculpting. We divided the youth into groups of 4, gave each group a half gallon of vanilla ice cream on a BIG tray, and had different bowls on each table with things like licorice, m&ms, coconut, chocolate chips, jelly beans, sprinkles, etc….

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Human Foosball

Human Foosball   We did this, it was fun.  Someone measured the width of the floor and then got pvc pipe, different lengths to make it as much like a foosball table as possible.  Of course it also depends on how many youth will be holding onto the pipe!  We had leaders and some adults…

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Hold to the Rod

Hold to the Rod   Last year we had a “Hold to the Rod” activity. Many adults from our ward were asked to help out. They played roles to try to get the kids to let go of the Rod. Some were big foot ball fans wanting then to skip church and watch the big…

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For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity

For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity DOCTRINE is the scripture or quote from the Proclamation at the very top of the page. Next to it write: “This is the Doctrine” STANDARD is the first sentence in the 3rd Paragraph (pg 26) of the Standard Sexual…

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Glow in the Dark Volley ball

Glow in the Dark Volley ball   When we played  the black-light volleyball, we used the comparison of “light and dark”.. the influence of Satan in this world. When we turned out the lights, the site was awesome and inviting.  Satan makes everything in his “darkness” look appealing.  We discussed that is it is easier…

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Game of Life

Game of Life Instructions Here are the two versions I picked up off this list. We did a variation of both versions. To make it so everyone played and it didn’t take all night we broke the kids up into 6 teams (we ended up with 4 or 5 to a team. We had 6…

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Fun life-size game game for joint activity

Fun life-size game game for joint activity Shared by Constance Grimm She said: Thought I would pass along a game that we did for combined activity that was a lot of fun and can be tied to this year’s mutual theme.   Check out the details (with a few pictures) on my blog:  …

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Fear Factor

Fear Factor   Our Priests did this for a combined activity some months back. First you divide the people into teams. Each has a flag, and when they move from room to room they all have to be holding onto the flag and NO TALKING to the other teams they pass in the hallway.  Teammembers…

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Etiquette night

Etiquette night Here are some ideas that were shared!  Why does an etiquette activity need to involve elaborate food (other than getting the YM there) or a dinner?  What about having a “party” like on “Who’s Line is it Anyway”, with the leaders having etiquette “quirks”?  It will be up to the kids to figure…

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CELESTIAL PURSUIT

(I am going to mingle simple answers with hard answers) Questions are broken down in the following categories: Humanities Bible Book of Mormon Church history Odds and ends Personalities Each team is given an empty Standard ( Pole to attach the banners or strips of colored cloth to) For each successful answer you get a…

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Book of Mormon-thon

Book of Mormon-thon   Book of Mormonthen, where we read the B of M in 24 hours. Book of Mormonthon As done by the Alum Rock Ward, San Jose California East Stake, August 16-17, 1996. WARNING:  This took a lot of preparation time! 1. Announced both in YM & YW and over the pulpit for…

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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation Our ward did a combined activity a little over a month ago that was a surprisingly big success.  We decided to have an art appreciation night.  We decorated the gym like an art musuem – we got art books and made color copies of some well-known and not so well known paintings.  We…

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Book of Mormon reading challenge

Book of Mormon reading challenge   Starting like in January the youth was given the challenge to read the book of Mormon. We would get certain points on how much of it we finished by the first of June. We chose whether or not we wanted to read. Once we were to a certain point…

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Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby   A fun activity that we did last year and the kids want to repeat is a Pinewood Derby. We had each class/quorum enter two cars. we used the week before to paint, etc. We have an awesome track that the Cubs use, so it is all digitally scored. The winners for the…

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Battleship

Battleship Compiled by:  Debbie Gardner Divide the gym in half. Tie a rope to the volleyball poles and hang sheets or blankets so that people on one side can’t see those on the other. Divide into 2 teams, and have the “ships” (kids) position themselves on the floor, either sitting or laying (big & small…

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Backwards Dinner

Backwards Dinner   This was a fun event, We had this as a combined activity with the Mia Maids and Teachers. Decorations As you can see from the pictures above, we did things backwards and upside down, the tables are upside down and the chairs are on top of the tables. The table clothes were…

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Humanitarian Kits

Humanitarian Kits (should be donated locally)   This information is OLD, Please refer to the church web site for what you can do to help at this link: Or here is some basic information Serve in Your Community Donate to the Humanitarian Aid Fund Donate Items for Local Community Efforts From LDS.ORG Assembling…

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Amazing Race Activity

Amazing Race Activity   Here is a great activity we just did on the Amazing Race. I hope your readers find it useful. Kelly G. West Jordan, UT {phocadownload view=category|id=887|target=s} Young Women/Young Men Combined Amazing Race Activity Our youth had so much fun with this activity! They wanted most of it to be around service….

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Amazing Race

Amazing Race Files: {phocadownload view=category|id=886|target=s} (see below this idea for some feed back) I planned an Amazing Race as part of our FHE one night and attended one at a Ward I was visiting in Vancouver.  This is what we did for them. Each of the stops in the race were based on TV shows,…

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A skit based on the FSOY standards

A skit based on the FSOY standards Here is a cute idea from Krista, who is on the email list lds-youngwomen that I am on, she sent in this cute idea and I asked her if I could post it, she said yes!! Thanks Krista!! She wrote the cute song! Good JOB Krista ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I…

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A GAME OF CLUE

A GAME OF CLUE Youth Halloween dinner in cultural hall– youth groups with an adult leader and an actor at each table All youth are to remain seated throughout the dinner.  The host will introduce the actors to the youth and dinner will begin. During dinner the actors will assume their roles, and act, as…

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5 Star Meal in a 3rd World Country

5 Star Meal in a 3rd World CountrySubmitted by: Sheila Wilson Okay, I have been wanting to share this for some time now. . . We recently did this activity which rated 5 stars with the leaders and probably 4 with the youth, but you’ll see why as you read on. The youth were told…

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For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy Power Point Game and PDF file game

  Power Point I wanted to pass something bon to you that you can post. I pulled some For Strength of Youth Jeopardy questions down from the YWConnection (Submitted by:Stacie, Apache Junction, AZ Stake (Updated 9/12/04) and then pulled down a Scriptures Jeopardy PowerPoint game that was awesome from the Idea Door and then revised…

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Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside

  Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside I thought this might be useful to others. I adapted this powerpoint jeopardy template to be used as a Fireside. It went over quite well. To run it, you need powerpoint and a laptop connected to an LCD projector. I used powerpoint 2007 but I think it will run with…

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List of Creative Activities

Your Very Own List of Creative Activities 1. What Kind of Man do you want to Marry? 2. Crazy Olympics 3. Murder Mystery Dinner 4. Make inexpensive holiday tray favors for hospitals or nursing homes 5. New Era Super Bowl 6. Missionary- Have RM’s share experiences 7. Miniature Golf 8. New Era Heart Quest 9.

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Water Activities

  We have played water balloon volleyball and also water baseball – with our family and for combined YW & YM activities and we all enjoyed both of them. For Volleyball, you fill up medium sized balloons with water (you’ll need 30-40) and a volleyball net and have the kids bring an old towel from…

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King Noah Murder Mystery

King Noah Murder Mystery After using the Book of Mormon Murder Mystery last year, we were looking for a new one to use this year with our YW/YM. I couldn’t find one, so I used the one on your site as a basis for writing another one. I thought that you might be interested. Attatched…

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Youth Conference Theme ideas

Theme ideas Here’s a list I had in my file from my stint in YW a few years ago… Our Youth Conf. this weekend is “Follow the Heavenly Road” with a take off on the Wizard of Oz and the emphasis on the temple. Linda in PA Heaven- Don’t Miss It for the World Stand…

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For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy

For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy This is a powerpoint that has all the info from all the ” For the Strength of Youth ” Jeopardy put into a powerpoint. It can be either a Family Home Evening or YM/YW Activity. Shared by Blake F from Kennett Square, PA – THANKS SO MUCH BLAKE! Download

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Stump the Bishop

Everyone brought an object and gave it to the Bishop. He then had to relate it to a gospel message. The youth had to tell how they would relate it to the gospel if he got it wrong. We even kept score.  The Bishop had only two guesses to try and figure it out.  On…

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Survivor Activity

  Teams get different color bandanas to wear. Teams decorate a flag with team name on it. Games- keep track of scores on large dry erase board 1. Get a huge bowl of jell o with gummy fish in it. You would have to get the fish out using your feet. 2. Have a big…

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Service Scavenger Hunt Activity

Service Scavenger Hunt Activity This is an activity that we did combined with the Young Men and Young Women, but it can also be done with just the YW. I will try to give every detail to make it easier for you all. Planning -Tell the youth that they will be going on a scavenger…

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Scriptures jeopardy – Powerpoint

Scriptures jeopardy – Powerpoint Download the powerpoint with this link: jeopardy_scriptures_corrected.ppt938 KB   Preview of powerpoint

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Scripture Dodge Ball

Thanks to Jill Garrison for sharing this great idea! I opened the activity by telling them the rules and that they only had to play it maybe 2 times and then they could play something else if they wanted. They BEGGED me to play more. I think they had 4-5 rounds and they loved it….

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Teaching service activity

I had to tell everyone about a great combined YM/YW activity we had tonight.  It was awesome.  We told everyone that we were doing a scavenger hunt.  The only people that knew what was actually going on behind the scenes were me (I’m the 1st Counselor), the other Mia Maid advisor, and the bishopric.  We…

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Scripture Basketball

Scripture Basketball We just had what seemed like a successful activity. We played scripture basketball. We divided the mutual up into 4 teams. Two groups facing each other at both baskets. Everyone needed to bring their scriptures (Those who didn’t borrowed them from the library)We then asked questions regarding things or stories in the scriptures….

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Roadshows in a day

I don’t know if this will work for you, but for our Youth Conference this past summer we did “Road shows In A Day”.  Our theme for Youth Conference was “The Hero Within”.  We divided the youth into 4 groups and each group was given a hero as the theme for their production.  They received…

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SCRIPTURE TABOO!

GREAT FOR SEMINARY, YW/YM, PRIMARY, FHE!!! The basic idea is that you have two teams or at least 4 people: one person gives the clues to a person on THEIR OWN team who tries to guess the “taboo word” within a time limit. The other team is there to make sure that the clue giver…

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Survival Skills Relay

  Survival Skills Relay 1. Iron a shirt 2. Peel an apple 3. Use the phonebook to find a government agency phone # or address – Find the phone number to get information regarding a passport. – Find the phone # for Poison Control. – Find the number to make an appointment with the County…

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Road Rally

Road Rally   We did this one night with all of the YW.  We broke them into their agegroups–Beehives, MiaMaids, Laurels.  Prior to leaving the church, each groupmade a list of 10 things to find/do.  Then the President took those lists andgave the Beehives list to the Laurels, the MiaMaids list to the Beehives, andthe…

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PHYSICAL GAMES

PHYSICAL GAMES * 1. The Friendship Game – Everyone stands in a circle and just grabs someone’s hand. You will end up holding hands with two different people. Then the circle must be untangled with no break in the hands. Very fun. * 2. I Have NEVER – everyone is seated and one person standing,…

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Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside

  Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside   I thought this might be useful to others. I adapted this powerpoint jeopardy template to be used as a Fireside. It went over quite well. To run it, you need powerpoint and a laptop connected to an LCD projector. I used powerpoint 2007 but I think it will run…

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Name That Hymn

Name That Hymn – . This was a harder game and it didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked. I’m going to rethink it and see if I can make it easier. It was the least popular game of the evening. If I can think of a way to make it better,…

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SERVICE SCAVENGER HUNT – YM/YW COMBINED ACTIVITY

  SERVICE SCAVENGER HUNT – YM/YW COMBINED ACTIVITY   RULES: LIMIT OF TWO SERVICES PER FAMILY TIME LIMIT: BE BACK AT THE YW’S ROOM AT 8:15 SHARP ENTIRE TEAM MUST PARTICIPATE AND SHARE IN SERVICES Wash a windshield for someone else at the gas station. Keep the paper towel for your proof bag. Their first…

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Scriptures jeopardy – Powerpoint

Scriptures jeopardy – Powerpoint Download the powerpoint with this link: jeopardy_scriptures_corrected.ppt938 KB   Preview of powerpoint

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Getting to know you games

Getting to know you games Pass around a roll of toilet paper. Everyone tears off as much as they ‘use’. Then for every square they have to tell something about themselves. This is great because people don’t know what your about to do. Some have much to tell Draw It Out – everyone picks a…

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Mock Track Meet

“Mock Track Meet”  discus throw using paper platesshot put using cotton balljavelin throw- using strawshigh jump using finger in ink pad and jump touching finger on paperhurdles doing leap frog over your team quarter vault -lay on the ground and put a quarter on their nose. The object was who could get eh quarter off…

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Book of Mormon Fiesta Night

Thanks to Debbie for sharing this ides! This activity was a big hit last night with our ward and left all of us in the AG happy we’d put so much work into it. From 5-6:00 was games, trivia and competitions then from 6-7:00 was dinner and cleanup. The perimeter of the cultural hall was…

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Pie Night with Parents

Pie Night with Parents We didn¹t have pie, but it is a great idea! We did do sort of a Parent/Teacher Conference night with both the YM and the YW.  We had tables set up for each class where the parent and student would come and visit with the leaders and advisors, seeing where they…

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