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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: December, 2016
Dec 22, 2016

What is goal of preteen ministry – that preteens would know OF God, or that they would know him?

Today on the podcast, Sean talks about what the difference is, and why preteen ministry is all about helping preteens to do more than just know OF.

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/.

Dec 22, 2016

If you like what you’re hearing, subscribe to the FourFiveSix podcast by clicking here and you’ll get great ideas for your preteen ministry four, five, or six times a week.

When a baby learns language, they don’t learn by hearing definitions or reading the dictionary. They learn through example.

Preteens are at an age where they are just starting to understand abstract concepts. Many of the concepts we want to teach them about God, the Bible, and Christian living are abstract. These concepts are not outside of preteens’ grasp – they just need a step stool to reach them.

Real-life examples can be the step stools in your teaching, helping preteens to reach concepts that otherwise might be outside their grasp.

Today on the podcast, Chris and Sean share a couple examples of examples, and discuss how this has been an effective part of their teaching of God’s Word to preteens.

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/.

Dec 20, 2016

When your leaders show up on Sunday, do you just get right to the business of what needs to be done today? Are you filling in leaders on the details of service, even as some leaders are showing up late?

Your leaders are more than just tools in the tool belt of your ministry. They are Spiritual beings made in the image of God. Today on the podcast, Sean and Chris talk about using the beginning of your weekly service prep meetings to reinforce and acknowledge this.

Here’s a bonus idea not mentioned in the podcast:

For a while, we had our leader meetings during preservice/check-in time. We had a team of parents who volunteered to serve for 15 minutes before service so that the small group leaders could all meet together. Then that team of parents would leave and go to “Big People Church” while the small group leaders took over leading the preteens.

How do you bring your leaders up to speed and touch base with your team? Share your ideas 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/.

Dec 19, 2016

If you like what you’re hearing, subscribe to the FourFiveSix podcast by clicking here and you’ll get great ideas for your preteen ministry four, five, or six times a week.

This week, Chris and Sean will be co-hosting the podcast. They start off this week by sharing a great idea they’ve seen in other ministries and are planning to implement in their preteen ministry (Elevate) this next year.

One of the best ways to teach preteens something is by having them do it. If we want to teach them that prayer in important, but we never give them opportunities TO pray, then what we are actually teaching is that prayer is not THAT important. The method is the message.

Today on the podcast, Sean and Chris share a way that they are planning to use this year to teach that prayer is important: by intentionally setting aside time each week to pray before service even begins.

What plans do you have for next year in your ministry to preteens? Share your great ideas 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/.

Dec 15, 2016

In today’s podcast, Sean will encourage you to expect great things in your ministry! Be encouraged! And allow God to use you to do great things in his kingdom! J

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/.

Dec 14, 2016

Today on the podcast, you’ll get a simple idea that can slightly tweak the way you’ll teach. This one little change can make a big difference to engage the preteens in the lesson.

This idea was inspired by the SuperStart! preteen weekend event.

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/.

Dec 13, 2016

If you put together the greatest message for your preteens, you may miss an important part of the lesson development process.

On today’s podcast, Sean talks about the second pass at a lesson, when you think about more than just what you’re teaching, but HOW you are going to teach it. When it comes to preteens, WHO they are means that HOW you teach is just as important as what you are trying to teach.

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/.

Dec 12, 2016

You only have so much time with the preteens in your ministry each week. Let’s say you have 90 minutes, from the beginning of check-in until the preteens are dismissed. How many of those moments do you want to have as “wasted” moments?

In order to optimize your service, it’s necessary to be more intentional when it comes to the elements of your service. Are there certain elements that you could eliminate? Are there elements that you could shorten? What is the best use of your service time, and how can you line up every element of your service with God’s purpose for your ministry? These things (and more) are precisely what Sean, Jaime, and Chris discuss on today’s podcast.

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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