Don't miss our video of hope below: Four Candles
Obonato - Hope for 2021 ...see below
Lessons for Christian Youth is dedicated to providing resources to youth ministries or individuals looking for ways to continuously develop their relationship with God. Throughout our site, you'll find several free lessons, workshops, videos and more to help you maintain a personal and close relationship with God
The beginning of a new year is a good time to assess our faith and where it is leading us. Then to take the big step - act and commit to change.
In the midst of crisis ...
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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. Challenged by family members I published a book entitled, "Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings". It was a success with many positive reviews on Amazon.com.
There are many free activity ideas shared on this website.
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.
We wish all "Obonato" for the coming New Year, 2021 Daring to Dream
The anthropologist invited the children from the African tribe to play one game. He placed a basket of fruit near the tree and announced, addressing the children: "The one of you who reaches the tree first will be rewarded with all sweet fruits." When he signaled to the children to start the race, they locked their hands tightly and ran together, and then they all sat together and enjoyed the delicious fruit.
The astonished anthropologist asked the children why they all ran together, because each of them could enjoy the fruit for himself. To which the children replied: "Obonato". Is it possible for one to be happy if everyone else is sad? "Obonato" in their language means: "I exist because we exist."
May our New Year 2021 be filled with Obonato
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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
The Chest of Visions:
Secrets Of Caperston
Christian Sci-fi that shares the struggle between the beleaguered Mountain People and the biased Valley People.
We meet the prophet, Chi-hay-su and his youth disciple from the well to do community, Mattpaul , as faith inspires change in this riveting drama. They dare to dream of a better world.
The Chest of Visions: New Pathways 'cross Broken Highways
It is here ... the second book in the Chest of Visions Series, subtitled: New Pathways 'cross Broken Highways begins where the award winning book one (Secrets of Caperston) left off. Earth youth, Alex, daring to dream, travels down a wormhole to meet with youth from Caperston that he has been corresponding with. He becomes an integral part of an 18 month drama in Caperston while life, home at earth, must deal with tragedies that call him to return. But first he has a role to play in the evolving struggle between the well to do Valley people and the looked down upon Mountain people. Twists and turns lead to an unanticipated outcome as faith and hope prevail but not without hardship.
Like the original this was an award winner in the annual Readers Favorite contest.
"Engaging, exciting, entertaining, and easy-to-read! Ferguson's super-cool little book, "The Chest of Visions," brilliantly captures the essence of the Gospel message "
THOUGHTS & REFLECTIONS
SCHEDULE & EVENTS
... due to Coronavirus scheduling on hold
Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang
meets on Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
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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."