Young Life Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s Time To Design Young Life Shirts For Your School

Tim Keller’s Advice For Helping Teenagers Grow In Their Faith

Jesse G. Clothing: High Schoolers Changing The World

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Can’t think of a better thing to do with your middle and high school friends tomorrow, April 9th. Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s noon-8pm. Do it.  Find your nearest Ben & Jerry’s here.  HT to @BostonYoungLife for the reminder. 

How To Make Hilarious Good Morning Young Life Videos

Traditional “Good Morning Young Life” wake-up videos are a great way to create buzz for your YL Club. While it seems like an easy, no-brainer idea, it actually has lots of ways it can go wrong and not be as funny as you intended. 22 Helpful Tips To Making Hilarious GMYL Videos 1. Pick the right kids to…

Recommended Reading For Young Life Leaders

For Christmas I got a Kindle Paperwhite and I’m a huge fan! As a result, I’m reading a lot more these days. I’d love to get a good list going on here of recommended books for Young Life leaders. I’ll start and would love for you to comment below or email us here with books you’d recommend. Once…

Spring Club Plans: Tons of Ideas You Can Steal

Here’s some help as you’re planning club for this semester. Some of the clubs we’ve done in the past have detailed club plans if you click the links below. My hope is to write out plans as we do each club and post them as the semester progresses. We’d love to hear what you’re planning as well, so…

Questions For The New Year

My wife and I have a New Year’s Eve tradition we’ve come to love.  Dinner combined with a little reflecting and dreaming. We head to a restaurant and bring two sheets of paper. Nat gets one, I get the other.  On one side of each paper we write “Thankful in 2012,” on the other “Hopeful in 2013.” We…

Young Life Banquet Videos

Due to the nature of this post being video heavy, it probably will take a few seconds to load. Our area banquet is coming up next week. Last year we borrowed Colt Helton’s “Friday Night Lights” video idea. I’ve watched our area’s version of it 10+ times and still boo hoo like a teething baby. Here’s the Chattanooga…

Breaking The Ice

This guest post was written by Tripp Graziano. Tripp is a YL leader in NC and the Director of The Greensboro Fellows program we’ve previously mentioned on the blog. Greensboro Fellows will soon begin taking applications for the fall of 2013.  Slippery ice, very thin, Pretty girl tumbles in, Saw a boy on the bank, Gave a shriek, then…

Poor Man’s Paintball

Lots of high school kids, especially guys, love to play paintball. Something about it creates a “male bonding” experience that lends to stories being retold around cafeteria tables. Maybe its the war wounds that look like hickeys. Maybe its just an excuse to wear camo and hide in the woods. Whatever it is, paintball seems to quickly transport…

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Club Entrance Video & Contest

*The Contest Below has been extended to April 15th. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what song (other than ‘Party Rock’ or ‘Tonight, Tonight’) to play as the doors open for club to begin each week. Below is a video you can use (as video or even just audio) as everyone enters your club room. And here’sFour More…

A Baller New Club Song From Ed Cash

101 Theme Club Ideas

Last summer I posted 39 Theme Club Ideas.This post takes those 39 ideas and adds a “few” more. Hopefully it will help in the marathon-YL-Team-semester-planning-meeting that’s coming up this week. (Apologies that I didn’t get it out sooner for those of you who have already met and planned.) Last January I posted this Spring Semester schedule. Hopefully it…

The Danger of PREYing

Theme Club Ideas

If you are procrastinating in club planning for the spring and need some theme ideas, here you go. The first list is a typical schedule you could do this spring and below that are some other options to substitute in. Feb 7- Superbowl Club: Day after superbowl, dress footbally, do an actual bowling contest with a fake bowling…