I'm Waiting . . .
Focus: Mark 5:26–28, 34
Youth will consider what it means to trust God and patiently wait for him to work.
Fall in Love with Jesus Wreath
Focus: 1 John 4:8
A fall craft focused on the love God showed us in Jesus!
Why are you crying?
Focus: Mary Weeps
Assure teens that Jesus is near, even during times of tears and grief.
Focus: Colossians 2:7
Students get a chance to build a house out of food and learn about the real Foundation of our lives, Jesus.
Rock Relay Race
Focus: Colossians 2:7
Students race to put "rocks" into the "dump trucks."
Focus: 1 John 5:14
Children will say prayers based on the emoji of their choice.
Catch the Beat
Focus: Bible Memory Game
Teach children Bible verses using this musical game.
No-Cook Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
Focus: Isaiah 64:8
Create play dough with the help of your students.
A Prayer for Thanksgiving
Focus: Psalm 136
A brief prayer, focused on Thanksgiving, to open or close your gathering.
Odds and Evens
Focus: Mark 12:41-44
Players go from partner to partner, trying to guess odd-or-even and win the most pennies.
Built to Serve
Focus: Galatians 5:13
A devotion encouraging attendees to serve using the particular set of talents and skills God has given them.
Serving with a Heart like Jesus
Focus: Matthew 6:21
A devotion looking at the ways God changes our hearts, from the inside out.
Focus: Luke 6:47–49
A snack activity to help children learn that God's Word provides a sure foundation for their lives.
Jesus, Our Rock
Focus: Luke 6:47–49
An interactive devotion that teaches children about their rock-solid Foundation, Jesus.
Under Construction Ministry Message
An interactive Ministry Message based on Colossians 2:7.
Equipping Christians for Outreach
Guest: Adam Bowers.
This conversation presents a thoughtful progression to grow the people in your congregation in the area of outreach.
Ideas for building relationships and reaching out to the preteens in your community.
Living in Grace
Take a moment to consider what it means to live in Jesus' grace.
Riddle Me This . . .
Focus: Genesis 1:26–28; Genesis 6–8; Exodus 3:1–12; Genesis 41; 1 Samuel 17:1–54
Children in the upper elementary grades will enjoy these riddles about people in the Bible.
Why are you so upset?
Focus: Hope after Easter Morning
This devotion discusses the "bigger picture" the disciples saw when Jesus appeared to them after his resurrection and points teens toward what the "bigger picture" means for them—knowing Jesus and trusting him completely!
Focus: Christmas Season
Students will be challenged to find Christmas words and Bible characters that start with the letters P.E.A.C.E.
Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
Focus: Psalm 106:1
A children's seek-and-find activity page based on God's blessings.
God Lights Our World
Focus: John 8:12
Students look up Bible verses and fill in the blanks on this light-themed activity page.
Shaped by the Past
Focus: 1 Chronicles 21:17
Looking at the life of David, teens can reflect on how God has used their past to shape their future in him.
Better Than Life
Focus: Psalm 63:3
Students will consider the most valuable things they own and how the value of those things compares to God's love.
Why do you call me Lord?
Focus: Doing What the Lord Asks
Talk about what it means that Jesus is your Lord.
Raise the Praise Maze
Focus: Psalm 73:24
Life is often messy. Help children see God through this mess of a maze!
My Prayer Journal
Focus: 1 Thessalonians 5:17
A generic prayer-journal page for students.
Thanking God through the Alphabet
Focus: Psalm 136:1–2, Thanksgiving
Children will write down one blessing for each letter of the alphabet.
From Darkness to Light
Focus: John 12:46
Children unscramble letters to reveal a special message.
Light the Night with Jesus
Focus: Ephesians 5:8
A fall-themed coloring page.
Loved by Our Great Savior
Focus: Matthew 19:14
Children draw and color after reading Matthew 19:14.
My Life, My All
Focus: Colossians 3:4
A prayer journal page prompting readers to think about the words of Colossians 3:4.
Can You Measure Up?
Focus: Psalm 23:5
Participants will race with cups full of water.
Focus: 1 Samuel 3
This devotion takes a brief look at the calling of Samuel.
Loved for Life
Focus: John 3:16
Guide attendees to see what a life—an eternal life—we have in Jesus!
Creation Word Search
Focus: Genesis 1
A word search based on the story of creation.
Focus: Luke 19:1–10
Prepare a colorful crispy-rice tree for snack time.
Alike and Different
Focus: John 15:14
A cowboy-inspired activity and coloring sheet.