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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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May 29, 2024

On today's episode, Hunter Bennett of 3Circle Church in Fairhope, Alabama shares a concept his team is working on which helps them to understand the preteens at his church, specifically the behaviors exhibited at the end of midweek services: mental coins.

May 16, 2024

Today, Sean talks with Yancy about the importance of being CURIOUS. Ministry leaders who aren't seeking answers to questions they don't know the answers to aren't prepared only to repeat what they've done yesterday.

May 2, 2024

Today, Sean shares one of his favorite ways of warming up a preteen group - FOOD. But not just any food - food that inspires conversation, creativity, and community! Hear three examples of this concept, and start dreaming of more...

Apr 25, 2024

Sean talks once again with Michael Pritchard, creator of ChickenAndWafflesPodcast.com. Michael talks about a free tool that you can use to equip parents to help THEM engage preteens in Bible reading!

Apr 17, 2024

Imagine a year-long program for your oldest preteens, full of special events, discipleship discussions, and serving opportunity! On today's episode, Dan Huffman discusses his amazing year-long 5th grade discipleship program on today's episode!

Check out the program right here: NPV 5th Grade Discipleship | The Compass Church

 

 

Apr 15, 2024

Sean talks with Michael Pritchard about his podcast FOR PRETEENS called "Chicken and Waffles." Michael has a passion for preteens to read the Bible for themselves and ask two questions: a "chicken" question and a "waffle" question.

Oct 23, 2023

On today's episode, Sean discusses the importance of leaders communicating expectations to preteens. Preteens ARE listening for what is expected from them, since they have limited life experience and don't know what they should expect from themselves.

Oct 17, 2023

On today's episode, Sean talks with Rob Quinn about a simple game that preteens love, and which can be adapted and modified in many ways: Riverbank!

Aug 29, 2023

Does a tug-a-war exist in your mind between fun and Scriptural as you plan your services? Today on the podcast, Sean talks about a different way to view this tension which often exists in preteen ministry planning sessions.

Aug 1, 2023

Today on the podcast, we hear from the FEARLESS Angela Yracheta, who took preteens on a Mission Trip to Poland! Angela shares why this was, in fact, a GREAT IDEA.

Jul 27, 2023

Thanks to J12's Gregg Johnson for inspiring today's great idea (which is really just a word): MORE. Preteens are ready for more...are we inviting/challenging them to MORE? Sean talks about how your ministry can give preteens "MORE" opportunities.

Jul 20, 2023

Rachel Hatt from Mustang UMC introduces us to a superfun event idea, the Foam Party. Many preteens love a good water-themed event - here's something to take your next water event to the next level: FOAM!

Jul 13, 2023

Have you ever thought about how we tend to take a snapshot of a person and then forever think about that person in that way?

Today on the podcast, Sean explores what it would mean to switch our thinking from snapshot mode to VIDEO mode, and the benefits of it. By looking at Jesus' examples in relating to Zacchaeus and Bartimaus, we see that just having a view of preteens as growing actually helps them to grow!

Jul 6, 2023

Ladies and Gentlemen: REstart your engines!

In ministry, there is a lot of restarting: programs in the fall, planning for camp, weekly service planning. Just when you've finished something, it seems there's something to restart!

All of this "restarting" can wear on a person, especially given the spiritual dimension of our work. Today Sean talks with Joni Lum from Riverside, California. Joni shares some encouragement for those who are tired of restarting. Don't give up; restart the engines!

Jun 29, 2023

 Do you ever have doubts...I mean questions...about the topic you're teaching on? Do those unanswered questions ever trip you up as a teacher? Today on the podcast, Sean addresses this issue and offers a tension-filled solution.

Jun 22, 2023

Lifeway research recently examined the top predictors of spiritual health among young adults: #4 on the list is that they primarily listened to Christian music as a kid! On today's podcast Sean talks about introducing preteens to God-honoring music during the impressionable preteen years, when many kids are starting to take ownership of their musical tastes!

Peabod, recording artist from Seattle, joins Sean on the today's podcast. Thank you, Peabod, for providing all of the background tracks for today's podcast. You can find out more about Peabod at PeabodRaps.com.

Jun 20, 2023

Hey AI: Write a short podcast description for an episode of "Great Ideas for Preteen Ministry" where Sean Sweet talks about exploring the ways that AI can be used to enhance ministry to preteens.

**Tune in to the latest episode of "Great Ideas for Preteen Ministry" as host Sean Sweet delves into the fascinating realm of AI and its potential to enrich ministry for preteens. Discover how innovative technologies can be integrated into outreach programs, youth engagement, and educational initiatives to create meaningful connections with preteens in today's digital age. Join us as we explore the exciting possibilities AI offers for enhancing spiritual growth and community building among preteens.**

Jun 15, 2023

Each Spring as midweek services at Destiny Church are wrapping up, the preteens have 1 extra Wednesday night that is UNLIKE any other! It's KIDFEST! Today on the podcast, Sean talks about this annual event, and why it's a win/win/win/WIN!

Jun 13, 2023

Have your preteens ever acting poorly and you blamed yourself? Well, maybe it wasn't you...maybe it was something as simple as the weather. On today's podcast, Sean discusses times when it's actually appropriate to "blame it on the rain," the wind, or ???

Jun 8, 2023

Last Sunday, while teaching the preteens, Sean experienced a moment of clarity as he saw - really saw - a preteen in the room whom Sean hadn't acknowledged all morning. It reminded him of an important truth that he discusses on today's podcast.

Jun 7, 2023

On today's podcast, Sean talks with Pastor Makenna Shrum about a simple new addition to their space that has revolutionized the preservice time in Elevate's Preteen Minsitry: the check out booth!

Jun 1, 2023

What would it look like to have preteens OWN ministries? For the past 19 years, Sean has developed preteens to become leaders in the Church. Today on the podcast, he talks about a step in this process where preteens present their proposed ministries.

May 30, 2023

Laura Ottaviano is a BOLD leader who leads young people to not just attend church, but to do so much more. She even has preteens and youth involved in writing curriculum and running adult services.

Today on the podcast, Sean talks with her about her book "One Giant Leap" available at https://www.giantkidsministry.com/ .

May 23, 2023

Kevin Libick was given the gift of ministry as a preteen, and it's still impacting his life. Kevin is passionate about equipping God's people (of all ages) for the work of the ministry. Today on the podcast, he talks about the Joy of giving away ministry.

This audio was from the 2023 Preteen Ministry Conference in Houston, TX. Find out more about the next Preteen Ministry Conference at FourFiveSix.org.

May 18, 2023

Sam Dragoli is a ministry leader in Reno who loves to help preteens know John 3:16 AND John 3:17. In today's episode, Sam talks about the importance of SEEING the preteens in your ministry.

This audio was from the 2023 Preteen Ministry Conference in Houston, TX. Find out more about the next Preteen Ministry Conference at fourfivesix.org.

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