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 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.
"Every Morning is Easter morning from now on"
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.
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, 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
On 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. Visit:
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Story of the Week: Grace amidst Assault: August 25th
After her only son, Jacob Blake, was shot seven times in the back by a police officer, his mother Julia Jackson shared the following. Every American needs to read this story of grace, spurred on by her Christian love for everyone, even the perpetrators of the crime against her son. Please take a few minutes to read this amazing call for reconciliation and love by the mother of a victim.
“We really just need prayers …
as I was riding through here, the city … I noticed a lot of damage … it doesn’t reflect my son or my family … if Jacob knew what was going on, as far as that goes this violence and destruction, he would be displeased … I am asking everyone in Wisconsin and abroad to take a moment to examine your heart …
Read the whole messge on our Discussions Page
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."