This week in our high school ministry we had what we call a Coffee House. Basically we meet in a smaller room than normal and create a coffee house atmosphere. We offer free coffee, hot chocolate, and tea. Our band also goes acoustic for the night and leads in worship. It’s always a great time and our students love it! I’d encourage you and try this with your high school students. There is something about the coffee house style that attracts high school students.
We also did a coffee trivia game that I want to share with you. We simply called it “Coffee Trivia” and it went over pretty well. I searched the web for facts about coffee and put together ten questions for this game. Below is the PowerPoint presentation for this game as well has a folder with just the image files. Download and use this game sometime with your students. If you do, let me know how it goes.
It has been awhile since I have done a freebie so today I wanted to make sure I highlighted a freebie that my friends over at LeaderTreks have put together for you to use this Easter season with your students. It’s a two-part lesson called “The Why Behind Jesus Death and Resurrection,” which includes a facilitator’s guide, student handouts, and parent resources. Below is what LeaderTreks has to say about this great resource.
This Easter season as you celebrate Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, have you stopped to ask why? Why did Jesus have to die for humanity? Why did he have to rise again? This free two-part lesson will help your students answer these weighty questions. They’ll learn about sacrifice in ancient Israel and how it relates to Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. Then they’ll discover some of the most important promises Jesus made during his life and how his resurrection proves his trustworthiness.
All you need to do is click the link below to go to LeaderTrek’s website and download this free resource. Be sure to look around at their website for other great resources as well.
Most student ministries hold at least one parent meeting a year. We usually do one right before the Fall semester starts to share the vision for the year with our parents and go over the calendar with them. Today’s freebie is a parent meeting graphic and countdown you can use at your next parent meeting. The graphic can be used to promote the event as well as something to throw up on the screen before, during, and after the meeting. Also, the countdown is something you can start five minutes before your meeting to let parents know when you will start. Right click the links below and save the files so you can use them however you wish.
Are you doing a mission trip with your students this summer? If so, I have a great free resource to share with you from LeaderTreks. One of the most important things a student pastor can do is connect parents to what they are doing in their ministry. This is a helpful tool that helps student pastors connect the parents to what their student is doing before, during, and after the mission trip.
This is what LeaderTreks says about this resource, “In Helping Parents Connect, Doug Franklin outlines how parents can be involved in their students’ mission trips before, during, and after the trip. This tool is designed to get you involved from the beginning and to help you grow with your kids through this experience.”
I am taking our high school students on a mission trip this summer and I have downloaded this ebook in hopes to connect my parents to this trip. I’d encourage you to download it and check it out for yourself. What do you have to loose, it’s free!