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Summit reflection video for The Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time with Joel Stepanek.
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Minute to Win It begins with a time to be social over a meal, followed by the youth minister welcoming the teens, especially any new teens or Core Members, to the Life Night. There is a combined Proclaim and Break that involves a series of minimum preparation, minute to win it games, which use similar supplies. The Send gives the teens an opportunity to vocalize personal petitions and pray together as a large group.
The Gather is a social followed by an opening prayer and small group division in which teens select a piece of gum, blow a bubble, and the color of their bubble reveals their team. The Proclaim is combined with the Break and the teens play Slip N Slide Kickball. The Send is an award ceremony followed by a brief kerygmatic message.
A Social Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is for High School teens to grow in community and to get to know others in youth group. This is a great session to gain interest from new teens, breakdown cliques, and gain positive community building momentum wherever you are in your year.
A Low-Budget Social Night
The goal of this Life Night is for the teens to get to know each other, have fun, and grow in Christian community.
Glow Game Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is to kick-off a new semester while having fun playing glow in the dark games. This Life Night will give the teens an opportunity to get to know each other and build community.
The goal of this Social Life Night is for teens to have fun and grow in community.
A Kick Off Life Night
The goal of this Life Night is to have fun and build community. This Life Night also provides a way for the youth ministry program to connect with teens on social media.
A Valentine’s Day Social Night
The goal of this Life Night is to celebrate Valentine’s Day and build community through games and fellowship.
A Capture the Flag Social Night
The goal of this Life Night is for the teens to grow in community and get to know one another in the group. It is also a great way to invite new youth and re-energize the group as a whole.
A Social Night about Water Consumption
The goal of this Life Night is to educate teenagers on the reality of water consumption and cleanliness throughout the world and challenge them to action as a requirement of their Catholic faith.
A Messy Game Social Night
The goal of this Life Night is for the teens to learn about their faith, grow in community, and get to know one another in the group.
Three Simple Social Nights
The goal of this Life Night is to provide three simple social Life Night ideas in one outline for a youth minister to use when there is limited preparation time. Each Life Night is highly relational and designed to build community among the teenagers at a parish.
A Donor Thank You Dinner
The goal of this Life Night is to provide an opportunity for the teenagers to thank and a rm parishioners who have supported the youth ministry at the parish through their nancial stewardship and prayer.
A Life Teen Social Night
The goal of this Life Night is to have fun and build community among teens by having them work together in teams in a variety of competitions.
A Kick-Off Social Night
The goal for this night is to foster an environment of teamwork through several fun challenges. This night will build community at the beginning of the year among your teenagers, and lay the groundwork for trust for the rest of the year.
A Social Night for Christmas
The goal of this Social Night is for the teens to grow in community by celebrating Christmas together. They will also learn about the Mexican tradition of “Las Posadas.”
A Finals Stress Relief Social Night
The goal of this night is to give the teens an opportunity to get their minds off of finals and relieve stress. This night also seeks to build community through group/team activities.
Alternative Prom Social Night
The goal for this night is to provide teens an alternative to going to their normal high school prom. This night also serves as an opportunity for community building.
The goal of this Life Night is to build community among the group and spend an evening with moms of teens.
A Fall Kickoff Night
The goal of the night is to introduce teens to Life Teen while building community amongst the Core Team and teens. In this Life Night, teens will begin to build relationships with their peers and the Core Team through various games, activities, and prayer.
The goal for this night is to offer teens an opportunity to celebrate the Soccer World Cup 2010 as well as build community with one another.
The goal of this Life Night is to have a Valentine’s Day social to build community and fellowship. This night will also give a brief overview of St. Valentine and the virtue of charity.
A Social Night To Honor Your Priests
The goal for this night is to af rm, support and pray for your parish priests during the Year for Priests. This night will also help the teens get to know your parish priests outside of the celebration of the Sacraments.
The goal of this night is to build community among the teens, and have fun playing games and eating cereal.
A Fall Kickoff Social Night
The goal of this night is to kickoff a new school year and fall semester. The night will give teens a chance to interact and build community.
The goal for this night is to build community and fellowship by creating group dances with the Core team that are fun and clean. The night will also affirm Christian morals through the art of dance and pray for teens sharing their gifts and talents in the performing arts.
A Christmas White Elephant Social Night
The goal for this night is for the teens to spend time in community and exchange Christmas gifts. This night will also give the teens an opportunity to participate in and practice charity through a service project in the season of giving.
The goal for this night is to build community and fellowship through playing different types of competition video and board games.
A Trivia Social Night
The goal for this night is to build community by testing the teen’s knowledge and singing skills with a game of team trivia mixed with a singing contest.
To let the teens and the Core have a blast playing a classic game with a new twist and give them a thought-provoking image of Christ as the light of the world.
A Fall Kick-off Night
This Life Night is designed as a kickoff to a new year of Life Teen. The goals of the night are to have a big, engaging night that attracts teens, sends them out with enthusiasm to return the following week and gives them a desire to stay involved in the upcoming year of Life Teen. While there is a message to the night, the primary goals are getting the teens to the night and then excited about being involved with Life Teen.