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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


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

There are many free activity ideas shared on this website.


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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. 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

The Chest of Visions: New Pathways 'cross Broken Highways

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.

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 "

Praying Together



If you are sitting under a waterfall,

that never runs dry, it

reminds you of ... God's never-ending love? 

Clean water is

something we need to protect? Or ...



 ... due to Coronavirus scheduling on hold


Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang

meets on Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 6:30 PM



Dessert and Discussion Night

Friday, Next date uncertain


To be determined




Soup Kitchen in Wyandanch ... first Saturday of each month - waiting for permission to open

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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." 

Matthew 25:40

Community Presbyterian Church

Deer Park, NY


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Deer Park, NY 11729

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