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How to Create a Youth Ministry Outreach Strategy

It doesn’t take a Bible scholar to conclude we need outreach in our youth ministries, but the looming question of, “How do we do it?” still remains. …

Jesus

The Source for Youth Ministry

The key to this event is the timing. What better thing to do in Kansas in the winter than ... HAVE A BEACH PARTY! Kids always feel more comfortable …

Baptist Church

The Source for Youth Ministry

I rented Sumo Wrestling outfits and built excitement up in the middle and high schools with posters and word of mouth. The main event was the high …

High School

The Source for Youth Ministry

I have to give credit to Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago, IL for this idea, because I stole it from them. The idea is to bring in an …

Baptist Church

The Source for Youth Ministry

We have a skate park here in town, so the idea is to take a portable screen and projector down to the park and show the new "Livin' It" movie from …

Baptist Church

The Source for Youth Ministry

<b>Note:</b> This one is very messy and you will need to take precautions that prevent this awesome outreach idea from costing you relational damage within …

Dessert

The Source for Youth Ministry

Rent and set up two sets of professional black lights. Tape up floor hockey sticks, nets, pucks, and lines with fluorescent tape. Get co-ed teams of …

Saskatoon

The Source for Youth Ministry

We set up four half-court basketball courts and run a 3-on-3 tournament. We played good music and had prize drawings all day, too. At the end of the …

Faith

The Source for Youth Ministry

I contacted the local paintball place and asked for a deal... They gave us unlimited paint if we could guarantee 50 kids at $45 each (NO PROBLEM). …

Baptist Church

The Source for Youth Ministry

If you live in the South, you know the hot season spans from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving. This gives us plenty of opportunities to share a …

Walmart

The Source for Youth Ministry

Outreach Event Ideas<p><b>NOTE FROM JONATHAN:</b> I think one of the best ways we can point to Christ is through "acts of service." I'm not talking about …

Christianity

The Source for Youth Ministry

We had a day of street prayer and called it The Cardinal Road Day of Prayer because that is the street our church is on. In an effort to show the …

Prayer

The Source for Youth Ministry

Each week during the school year I hang out on the sidewalk in front of our church as students from the nearby junior high school walk home. I hand …

High School

The Source for Youth Ministry

Operation Welcome Mat - Your soon-to-be new youth won't know what hit 'em but they sure will wear it. Here is what you need: a car full of energetic …

T-shirts

The Source for Youth Ministry

Have your students sign-up at youth group to have you bring pizza & pop to their school, enough for them and 5 friends. Make sure you run your idea …

Kids

The Source for Youth Ministry

This outreach event idea is great for inviting more of your community’s youth to attend your ministry. (The first time we did this, our youth group …

Summer Camp