When it comes to student ministry, I’m not the most creative when it comes to games. The good news is that there are a tons of great student ministry websites that offer killer game ideas. So next time you’re looking for a game last minute or just can’t think of a creative game to play, check out one of these three sites. I have found that these three sites are my favorite place to find game ideas.
Youth Leader Stash. I discovered this great site a few months ago. The more I look at their game ideas, the more I like the site. For the past few weeks I have been going straight to this site for game ideas. What I like most about Youth Leader Stash is that they provide a quality graphic to go along with your game. So not only do you get all the instructions you need to do the game, but you get a good graphic to throw up on the screens during your game. I highly recommend this site if you’re looking for good games to do with your students.
Game Show Blog. This is a blog put together by the guys over at Digital Stache. There are not a ton of games on this blog and it’s not updated as regular as Youth Leader Stash is, but they still have some awesome games. Digital Stache is behind a lot of the media elements done at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. This site also offers a graphic with each game that you can use. This is a site I would encourage you to check out and maybe get a game or two from.
The Source for Youth Ministry. The Source for Youth Ministry is much more than just a site to get student ministry games, but is a site that offers great resources for training and other things in student ministry. But what I love about this site is they have a massive archive of game ideas. They are broken into categories such as large group games, upfront games, outdoor games, and indoor games. Also, these games are submitted by everyday student ministry workers. They give all the details you need to run the game as well as a detail list of supplies needed. This would be another site I would regularly go to when looking for games to do with your students.
There are many other sites I could have listed that offer great game ideas, but these are probably my favorite ones to go to when I’m looking for a game. Don’t think you have to always come up with a new creative game, use games that others have done and save yourself some time and energy to focus on more important stuff. Awhile back I shared a few thoughts on using games in student ministry here on my site that I encourage you to check out.