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FourFiveSix.org: Great Ideas for your Preteen Ministry

Looking for great (game, object lessons, worship, volunteer celebration, etc. etc.) ideas to take your preteen ministry to the next level? This podcast is created and curated by FourFiveSix.org, a community of leading voices in preteen ministry. Our goal is simple: a short (4,5, or 6 minute) podcast a few times a week (4, 5, or 6 times) that gives you a quick, easy, free idea that you can use in your preteen ministry THIS WEEK. Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Want to get more great ideas right now? Come join the community of preteen leaders at fourfivesix.org
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 28, 2016

Being a volunteer at camp can be tough! Today on the podcast, Sean and Jaime share 3 ways that they make sure to take care of the volunteers at E-Camp:

A two-hour break each day – Check out: “Give Cabin Leaders a Break” to find out how that works.

Daily Surprise Gifts placed on the Volunteers Sleeping Bag

An Oasis at Camp – ours is in the Camp Nurses’ Cabin

In what ways do you take care of the volunteers at your camp? Let us know in the comment section below.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 27, 2016

Preteens enjoy engaging their brains with silly tasks and games. This is one such game.

It’s a very simple idea, but it makes for a challenging game.

How quickly can you put your eye on your elbow?

Imagine if the names of your body parts were suddenly switched. Now your finger is your eye, and your eye is your finger. Now your elbow is your ear, and your ear is your elbow.

Now, how quickly can you put your eye on your elbow?

Using only sticky notes, this silly game will get your preteens laughing and having fun as they play “Eyes on Everything”.

This game is a small part of the Blue Ocean Quarter of the Deeply Rooted Curriculum.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 26, 2016

Today on the podcast, we hear from Desi Ash, a “Next Generation Associate” at a church that provides student booklets for preteens, junior high, and high schoolers to engage and involve them in the lessons being taught.

Find out how these booklets help them to engage and involve the students in the services, and see examples (below) of what these “Student Booklets” look like.

Desi is one of the curriculum reviewers for the Blue Ocean Quarter of the Deeply Rooted Curriculum.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 25, 2016

Volunteers can be anywhere on a spectrum of serving, from barely doing anything for the ministry to sold-out die-hard committed.

What should be our goal, then, as a leader of volunteers when it comes to their commitment level? Should our expectation be that the entire team be 100% committed…or at least moving in that direction?

Today’s podcast takes a look at some of these questions, and proposes a more responsive approach to the leaders who are everywhere on that spectrum of commitment, including those who are stepping forward, and those who are stepping back.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 14, 2016

Today on the podcast, Robert shares about the 24-hour camp/VBS that he and his wife have put together for the preteens at their church.

Robert Quinn is one of the speakers for next week’s Online Conference.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 13, 2016

Today on the podcast, Mike shares an idea to help you connect preteens with your Sunday message all week long.

Mike Sheley is one of the speakers for next week’s Online Conference.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 12, 2016

Today on the podcast, Gregg Johnson, founder of J12 Ministries, shares an event idea that could be a great launching event for your church’s ministry to preteens.

Gregg is one of the speakers for next week’s Online Conference. Learn more about having J12 at your church: www.j12.com

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 11, 2016

Today on the podcast, Heather Dunn shares an idea to help you strengthen your volunteer team: resourcing them.

Heather is one of the speakers for next week’s Online Conference.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 7, 2016

It’s fun to have prizes at camp, and a few years back, the team at Destiny Church discovered an AFFORDABLE way of doing more prizes for their campers. Unknowingly, they also stumbled upon a type of prize that is not only cheaper, but also more desirable to the preteen campers: Experiential Group Prizes.

Listen to today’s podcast for examples of this type of prize, which the preteens love, and which helps make camp more memorable.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 6, 2016

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Today, Sean talks about taking “The parable of sower” and making into something that can be seen (and tasted) in your preteen ministry.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 5, 2016

Jarrod, from Gilbert, Arizona, shares an idea with us that he developed with his wife: a mother/daughter tea for his preteens.

Although Jarrod wasn’t too sure about this idea at first, he now sees that it’s had many benefits for the preteens and families that he ministers to! Listen to the podcast and hear all about it.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

Apr 4, 2016

“The power of darkness.” sounds like a phrase from a Star Wars movie, but it’s actually something that Jesus spoke in the book of LUKE.

The scene that surrounds this phrase also seemed to Sean like something from a Star Wars movie (Luke 22:47-53), and since he works with preteens, the only thing left to do was to create a fun-filled and meaningful evening called “Star Wars Night”.

Today on the podcast, Sean gives an overview of this lesson idea.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

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