Coming in late summer, early fall ... the second book in the Chest of Visions Series, subtitled: New Pathways 'cross Broken Highways has gone to a publisher for preparation to publish.
In the days of uncertainty and trial
remember that for God ... every morning is a hope-filled Easter morning from now on
My name is Tim Ferguson and my Christian Youth Ministry began as a high school student at a Baptist Church in Port Jefferson, N.Y. Our adult leader often looked to me for ideas and even let me run a few meetings.
My 20 years in youth ministry was the defining moment of my life, though I was never paid for it. Professionally I worked for the Child Protective and Adult Protective services for 42 years.
I received the honor of a television interview with a New York television station on August 19, 2017, an opportunity to share the challenges youth ministry has brought to me.
LessonsforChristianyouth.com shares Christian youth ministry ideas that are both fun and faith-based. Read through our home page then click on "Activity Ideas" above.
Social Distancing Youth Group Activity
Solve the Case then ask what's Jesus' advice.
Contact Youth Members and ask them to review the case and come up with a decision. Then share online all decisions. Even better, if a program like Zoom can be used.
After discussing what youth would do, then share passages below of what Jesus would likely advise.
For More Information, click: Christian Youth Court Case
Unique Reference Guide offers tried and true youth group lessons and games on topics such as faith, justice and love. Read the reviews: Not the Same Old, Done-it Before Youth Meetings
"... a God-send!! You have laid out in an organized and easy-to-read fashion so many wonderful ideas and activity plans that we will never again feel uncomfortable when getting ready for our next Christian Youth Group meeting. I am new to the role of Youth Group leader and your book gives me confidence that we can indeed succeed with God's help."
Christina Sci-fi that...
"will uplift your spirits and rekindle the hope that God, indeed, is actively present."
“a beautiful story in very simple words. It is a rare book, with a well thought out storyline, that presented the truth in its simplest form.”
C-obi, ... July 16, 2019
Book includes nine lessons for Christian youth ... lessons that can be done with youth online during this time of separating ourselves
Uplift your spirits ... rekindle hope ... read ...
Join us as a few worship in a closed church - 3/22/20 more services to come until restrictions are lifted
Matthew 7:1-5 ..."Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.
Click the skit: Jerusalem Gazette:
- like no place you have ever been
We are the World - notes of the Virus
What is todays' call ... we are in this together
May 15, 2020 ... a poll found that 31% of Americans, who believe in God feel strongly that the virus is a sign of God telling humanity to change with the same number agreeing somewhat to that belief. What do people feel God is expecting of us?
Click - We are the World for more information
Read our adventure in the wilderness of Botswana and the three things we learned about God's creation ... as close to a modern day Garden of Eden as I will ever be!
What We Agree Upon
Gun Control ... the Pros and Cons from a Christian point of view
In 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths
exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents
Apostle Paul: "Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Books & Lessons:
The Chest of Visions
The Chest of Visions is a
"Brilliantly written piece of sci-fi...The characters blend in perfectly. The concept of duo-universe conversation adds to the excitement of the book.
- Murphy Brown
February 23, 2019
Coming soon this year... Alex travels to Caperston as the book of Acts comes to life.
This is an amazing and unique book. It is a Christian science fiction novel about youth in parallel universes, who somehow have gotten into communication with each other by email. The entire story is told from the point of view of the youths themselves, through the technique of presenting just the text of their email exchanges.
Steve Simon ... May 20, 2020
Not the Same Old
Done-it-before Youth Meetings
Youth Leader Guide
offers tried and true icebreakers, and activities on topics such as faith, justice and love. Presents activities that are fun, develop friendships and teach Christian faith. Read the reviews: Not the Same Old, Done-it Before Youth Meetings
" Excellent Ideas 5.0 out of 5 stars."
- January 7, 2018
“Excellent and unique ideas
I would recommend this to any Christian youth group.”
The book is a short read but it's contents are powerful and the message in the book is universal.
- Jake Santiago, April 9, 2019
"exciting, innovative and really creative as he combines a story, a message, a life and a lesson together” .
Onlinebookclub review, March 6, 2019
About the Chest of Visions
Can you imagine receiving e-mails from a different planet? Welcome to "The Chest of Visions" by Tim Ferguson where e-mail messages are shared between youth on Earth and a young man, Mattpaul, residing in the parallel universe's world of Caperston.
Mattpaul lives in a world where there is no concept of the existence of a God, a Caring Creator. As a result, although his world has order, it does not have justice. There are Mountain People, who for generations have been deemed inferior by their neighboring Valley People.
Mattpaul meets a prophet, who brings the concept of an "unseen ruler" to Caperston, who can be perceived via a new activity- prayer. The prophet also calls out for equality amidst the Mountain and Valley People.
The actual chest of visions provides hope for Caperston's future. Will Mattpaul and his friends cling to this hope? Will the division between the Mountain people and the Valley people be broken down?
How will earth youth grow spiritually from their correspondence with Caperston youth? A vision of heaven helps answer one of the books perplexing questions, "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
" The Chest of Visions by Tim Ferguson is an amazing book .This book consists of an exchange of conversation between Mattpaul and people on the earth. Mattpaul is from another planet and has no idea about God or the Bible. The thing that I liked the most about this book was that the lessons which the author wants us to learn are very important… The author wants us to realize that nothing happens randomly.I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The reason for this rating is that the impact that this book leaves upon you is not a usual one. It makes you think differently about how you have been perceiving things. "
To read the entire review click: New Year New Ideas
"Recently, I have read your book 'The Chest of Visions' and I was incredibly inspired by it. I would like to thank you profusely for demonstrating the word of God in such an immaculate way. I believe this book can bring great changes to the world and I would like to purchase a few copies for the youth groups in churches that I visit in the Middle East. The Christian community here faces a lot of underlying persecution, and many of the children have been bullied, especially because of the recent revolutions that took place in Egypt. I believe your book can do wonders for many of the children and adolescents who are suffering because of their faith or struggling with it."
- July 14, 2019
"I believe this book can bring great changes
to the world!"
Youth Group Lessons and Activities
Free Youth Ministry Ideas
Fruits of the Spirit Bible Activity for Youth
Christian Youth Group Activity: The Fruits of the Spirit
"But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility and self control. There is no law against such things as these."
Rich Young Ruler
The Rich Young Ruler:
Christian youth group lesson that asks the question how to react to the command of Jesus to give everything that you own to the poor, then follow we are ready to follow Him.
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The Lord will reply, "Whenever you did these kind acts for one of the least important of these brothers or sisters, you did it for me."
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