Summer Youth Ministry Bundle
FOR $59 GET $313 WORTH OF YOUTH MINISTRY LESSONS & GAMES!
This product, like all our resources, is a download item.
It's summer, so go ahead and host a youth group swim party at your house, grab a bunch of students to slurp up some ice cold snow balls with, treat your volunteers to yummy ice cream, and then be sure to grab this bundle.
We're celebrating summer by putting together an awesome bundle of youth ministry resources. Oh yeah!
Yep, this bundle is sweeter than homemade apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge. Mmmmm...that sounds good :)
For $59 you get $313 worth of youth ministry resources! Nice.
We just added our newest series, Summer Olympics, to the bundle.
Summer Bundle Overview
- Summer Olympics: 4-Week Summer Series ($35)
- Summer Days: 8-Week Summer Series ($49 Value)
- 30 Summer Games for Youth Ministry ($30 Value)
- Proverbs: 8-Week Series ($49 Value)
- Overcoming Temptation ($39 Value)
- Stress: 4-Week Series ($30 Value)
- Prayer: 4-Week Series ($30 Value)
- Ephesians: 8-Week Series ($55 Value)
You pay only $59 and save a total of over $254...awesome!
What You Get
- Instant Download - Instantly download all the series & game contents immediately after purchase. Send the download link to leaders for immediate distribution.
- Series Artwork (widescreen 1280 x 720) - Includes the main artwork for the series (cover artwork) and a blank text version, which you can use to create slides as needed.
- Lessons/Games in Both PDF & Word Doc Format - Customize the lessons as needed and easily share with your volunteer team.
- Leader Script - A lesson script is included with everything written out word for word. We encourage you to use it as a guide, rather than a script. We include a complete script so that you have everything you need to make the most out of each lesson.
- Lesson Outlines - For each lesson, an outline of the complete lesson is included. That way, you can use it for quick reference or as an easy guide to add your original content.
- All the resources in the bundle are written for teenagers (both junior high and high schoolers)
Each Lesson Includes
- Opening Game/Icebreaker
- Complete Customizable Lesson
- Lesson Outline
- Small Group Discussion Questions
View or download a sample youth group lesson on helping students develop a "quiet time" with God. Simply click the “download sample” button below.
This sample lesson is a free one we posted on our website. It's shorter than a typical lesson included in our paid products. But it will give you a good taste of the "awesomeness" of our lessons.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE
SUMMER OLYMPICS - 4-WEEK SUMMER SERIES ($35 VALUE)
This 4-Week series uses the "sports" and "training" metaphors of the New Testament to help students grow in the faith.
Summer Olympics Overview:
The 2016 Summer Games are around the corner! Each week students play a fun "summer olympic game" that sets up the message.
Throughout his Letters, the Apostle Paul uses athletic imagery to describe the Christian’s walk with Christ. He does this to encourage us to be disciplined in our faith, to persevere during hard times, to work together with fellow believers, and to keep our eyes on the prize. This series uses the sports metaphors of the New Testament to help students grow in their faith.
Lesson 1: Self-Discipline
Like an athlete training for the big game or race, a Christian must be disciplined in their walk of faith. This lesson will show students what this training consists of.
Bible: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Lesson 2: Teamwork
An athlete, even one in a solo sport, needs the support of others to be successful. In the same way, Christians cannot go it alone; we need each other for help and support.
Bible: 1 Corinthians 12:12-32
Lesson 3: Perseverance
Being an athlete means doing the hard work even when it’s not fun. In the same way, being a Christian often means staying disciplined and working hard, even when it’s not fun or convenient.
Bible: Philippians 3:10-14; 4:13
Lesson 4: Focus
If an athlete wants to win, they must keep their eye on the prize. In the same way, a Christian must maintain a singular focus on the prize (a closer relationship with Christ).
Bible: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
SUMMER DAYS - 8 WEEK SUMMER SERIES ($49 VALUE)
Summer Days Overview
Lesson 1: The Summer of Significance: Challenging the Norm this Summer
Main Text: Daniel 1:8-16
Description: As Christians, we’re not called to be normal. In fact, we’re often called to be the exact opposite! Let's talk about some things God is calling us to this summer that are definitely not the norm in our culture.
Lesson 2: Summer Lovin’
Main Text: Luke 10:27
Description: The term, “summer lovin’” is used to describe relationships that begin in the summer that often result in someone falling head over heels in love (or infatuation, as the case may be) in a very short amount of time. Anyone who has ever experienced summer love knows that there are no lengths you will not go to to be around or get to know that one special person better. Why not apply this approach to your relationship with God this summer?
Lesson 3: I Know What You Did Last Summer
Main Text: Romans 12:2
Description: Don’t fall into the trap of thinking “what happens in the summer stays in the summer.” The choices you make this summer will affect your future. In the future, when you think back on this summer, what kind of person do you want to remember yourself as?
Lesson 4: Heat Index
Main Text: Revelation 3:15-16
Description: What’s your heat index? If you’re not more on fire for God right now than you’ve ever been, it may be time to reevaluate some things. Summer is an amazing time to reignite your passion for God. If you feel that you are stuck in a lukewarm area of your walk with God, that is a scary place to be, and it’s time to get out of there.
Lesson 5: Summer Vacation — Sleeping In On the Race
Main Text: Philippians 3:12-14
Description: One of the best things about summer is sleeping in. That temptation to get lazy and “sleep in” on other areas of life can definitely start happening. Don’t let this happen with your relationship with God!
Lesson 6: Living Water
Main Text: John 4:13-14
Description: Water is refreshing, enjoyable, satisfying, and is necessary for life. It satisfies our thirst and keeps us alive, so it makes sense that Jesus talks about living water. Our relationship with Him both sustains and refreshes us.
Lesson 7: Road Trip — Which Map Are You Following?
Main Text: Psalm 119:105; Joshua 1:8 ; Deuteronomy 6:6-8
Description: Whenever you want to go somewhere new, you follow a map to help you get there. Where do you want to go spiritually this summer? What map are you following? God’s Word is the most important map you could ever follow. How can you follow it if you don’t read it?
Lesson 8: Back to Reality
Main Text: John 15:1-5
Description: As summer comes to an end and the beginning of the school year is in sight, it’s important to think about what kind of lifestyle you’re going to have. If you want to live a life for God this school year, it’s impossible to do so with dead branches in your life.
30 SUMMER GAMES FOR YOUTH MINISTRY ($30 VALUE)
Use these 30 summer games for your youth ministry. They’re insanely fun, crazy, messy and perfectly crafted for summer. Use them for summer camp, summer event, sunday school, midweek/weekend service, etc.
Not only are the games crazy fun, but each game also includes a quick preteen lesson and discussion questions.
30 Summer Games Overview
- Angry Leaders | Topic: Angry Words | Matthew 5: 21-22
- Art Class | Topic: Beauty or Appearance | 1 Samuel 16:7
- Baby Food Baseball | Topic: Character | 1 Samuel 16: 7-12
- Blow & Grow | Topic: Honesty | Timothy 1:7; 2 Corinthians 8:21
- Bucket Filler | Topic: Messing Up | Colossians 3:13; Hebrews 4:16
- Bun Length | Topic: How to Treat Others | Philippians 2:1-4
- Chicken Noodle Soup | Topic: Inspiration of Scripture | 2 Peter 1:19-21
- Condiment Creations | Topic: You are fearfully and wonderfully made. | Psalms 139:14
- Cool Aide Gummy Dunk | Topic: Valuing Others | Psalm 139:13-16
- Flip Flop Hop N Drop | Topic: Evangelism | Romans 10:14-15
- Flip Flop Toss | Topic: Being Different | Proverbs 1:15
- Frozen Legos | Topic: Patience | Bible: 2 Peter 3:9
- Giant 3 Legged Soccer | Topic: Unity in Christ | Ephesians 4:2-6
- Hungry Games | Topic: Blessings | Luke 6:38
- Launch & Catch | Topic: Listening & Reacting | James 1:19
- Orders Only | Topic: Focus on God | Philippians |1 Thessalonians 5:20-22
- Pass the Cup | Topic: Distractions | Luke 10:38-42
- PopSICKles | Topic: Taste and See the Lord is Good | Psalm 34:8
- Sad-Minton | Topic: God’s Power | Acts 1:8
- Sand Worms | Topic: God’s Word | 2 Timothy 2:15
- Scoop Ball Lacrosse | Topic: Sin | Romans 2:22-24
- Shooting Gallery | Topic: Acceptance | John 4:1-34
- Silly Sloppy Slingshot Scramble | Topic: The Good News | Matthew 28:18-20
- Slp N Slide Slapshot | Topic: Failure | Proverbs 24:16
- Snorkel Suck | Topic: Thirsty for God | Psalm 42:1-2
- Toilet Seat Croquet | Topic: God’s Way | Matthew 7:13-14
- Top Shot | Topic: Overcoming Failure | Philippians 4:4-7
- Tranquilizer Dart | Topic: The Church | Ephesians 2:20-22
- William Tell | Topic: Stress | John 14:27
BOOK OF PROVERBS - 8-WEEK SERIES ($49 VALUE)
When students think of “wisdom”, the image of an old man with glasses and a mustache might pop in their heads.
It’s easy for them to miss the fact that “wisdom” is simply understanding how God wants them to live and then doing it.
Students need to know that being wise is something worth searching for and Wisdom is attainable.
Why is wisdom important? Because teenagers...
- Live in a world that encourages bad decision making.
- Need help navigating friendships, especially when those relationships negatively influences them.
- Are making life choices that will affect their future.
The good news is that God gives us a “how to” manuel on wisdom in the book of Proverbs. That’s why we created The Book of Proverbs series – to help students discover “how to be wise”.
Week 1: Wisdom: The purpose of Proverbs.
Bible: Proverbs 1:1-7
Bottom Line: Wisdom equals understanding.
Week 2: Trusting God
Bible: Proverbs 3:5-6
Bottom Line: Wisdom helps you trust God.
Week 3: Communication
Bible: Proverbs 10:31-32
Bottom Line: Wisdom helps you to honor God when you speak.
Week 4: Relationships
Bible: Proverbs 13:20
Bottom Line: Wise Relationships help you to honor God
Week 5: Pride or Humility?
Bible: Proverbs 16:5; Proverbs 16:18; Mark 10:43; Proverbs 11:2
Bottom Line: Wisdom helps you to be humble.
Week 6: Wisdom Stops Sin
Bible: Proverbs 5:21-22; Proverbs 8:33-36; 1 John 1:9
Bottom Line: Wisdom helps you see your sin.
Week 7: Serving Others, Serving God
Bible: Proverbs 17:17; Philippians 2:1-11; Luke 22:41-42; Matthew 14:25-31; 1 Peter 4:10-11
Bottom Line: Wisdom helps you understand why it’s important to serve others.
Week 8: Happiness From Within
Bible: Proverbs 3:13-18; Ecclesiastes 2:10-11; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Nehemiah 8:10
Bottom Line: Our growing wisdom brings God happiness.
6-WEEK SERIES HELPING STUDENTS RESIST TEMPTATION ($39 VALUE)
Lesson 1: What is Temptation?
Bible: I Corinthians 10:13, Psalm 119:11, Galatians 5:19-21
Description: Temptations are character and spiritual tests that are a part of life, but God is faithful and will always help us to overcome them.
Lesson 2: Man’s Strength vs God’s Strength
Bible: Matthew 26:41, I Thessalonians 5:22, Judges 16:1-30
Lesson Description: We do not have the strength to resist temptations by ourselves. God gives us His power and strength to resist and overcome temptations as we trust Him.
Lesson 3: Resist the Devil
Bible: James 4:7, James 1:12, Matthew 6:9-13
Lesson Description: When resisting temptations, sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is just be still. Just stand. Don’t sit down or move around; just stand firm on the word and promises of God and in so doing, you will wear the devil out, and he will flee from you.
Lesson 4: Influence
Bible: Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 22:24-25, Micah 7:2-3, I Timothy 4:12
Lesson Description: Influence is a powerful thing. Good influence is awesome, but negative influence can be detrimental on so many levels. Influence does not come from just our friends. We are influenced by our family, the TV, the internet, social media, and the list goes on. Therefore, it is critical that we allow God’s word to shape our lives and be the compass that directs us.
Lesson 5: Don’t Give Up
Bible: Nehemiah 4:1-9, 15-18, 6:15, 2 Chronicles 36:14-20, Philippians 4:13
Lesson Description: Remember, that whatever we do in this life, whatever we try to accomplish, and yes, even when we are tempted to give up, God is always with us.
Lesson 6: Resisting Laziness
Bible: Proverbs 20:13, Proverbs 26:13-15, I Peter 5:8-11
Lesson Description: Life can be complicated at times, and undoubtedly we will have moments that will make us want to lie down and go to sleep just so that we don’t have to deal with the frustration, the disappointment and the pressures of life. If we’re not careful, we can become content, which may then turn into laziness. But the God of all grace who has called us to His eternal glory in Christ will HIMSELF restore and strengthen us and give us power to resist the temptation to be lazy.
STRESS - 4 WEEK SERIES ($30 VALUE)
The life of a teenager is often full of stress. Students have a lot of pressure from home, school, sports, friends, etc. Often, the stress of day-to-day life can feel overwhelming.
Use these lessons in your youth group or youth ministry to help students deal with the stresses of life.
Lesson 1: Dealing with an Anxious Heart
Bible: Philippians 4:6-7
Description: Stressful things are a part of our lives, and we cannot make them go away. The stress of everyday life can often lead to having an anxious heart, which is something the Bible says we should not have. Thankfully, we are not alone in our fight against anxiousness. We have God on our side.
Lesson 2: Handling Stress by Trusting God’s Promises
Bible: John 14:27-28a
Description: Life can be full of stress, but the Bible is full of promises from God that will help us handle that stress. If you believe those promises, than the stressful things don’t seem as significant, and you know exactly how to handle them.
Lesson 3: Priorities & Stress
Bible: Matthew 6:31-34
Description: Not having your priorities in the right order can lead to a very stressful life. Trying to figure out what your priorities should be can be stressful, but having the wrong priorities can be even more stressful. Thankfully, the Bible tells us a lot about what our priorities should be.
Lesson 3: Combatting Stress - Confidence or Fear?
Bible: Romans 8:31
Description: When there is stress is our life, we get to choose how to deal with it. We can either deal with it with fear and worrying, or with confidence. The confidence we can have in God, knowing He is on our side and will take care of us, is the best way to face stress head-on.
PRAYER - 4 WEEK SERIES ($30 VALUE)
Prayer can often be confusing. Many students are familiar with the concept of prayer. Especially if they’ve grown up in church. In theory, they like the idea of prayer.
However, a lot of teenagers don’t fully embrace prayer in their daily lives. Some might approach prayer as a religious ritual or duty.
Others might restrict prayer to giving God their list of problems.
And when prayers are sincere but go unanswered students feel that God let them down.
Hearing God’s voice in prayer might be a foreign concept to many teenagers.
Use this series to help students understand the real meaning of prayer.
Lesson 1: The Power of Prayer
Bible: James 5:14-16
Description: Most of the time, when we think about prayer, we think of it as asking God for something, or asking Him to do something. Really, though, prayer is just talking to God. Prayer isn’t powerful because of who is praying; prayer is powerful because of who is being prayed to. Being able to talk to God is something that is incredibly powerful.
Lesson 2: Learning to Pray
Bible: Matthew 6:9-13
Description: Prayer is all about talking to God. There isn’t a set of rules you have to follow. God isn’t sitting up in Heaven making sure you don’t mess up your prayer; He just wants to hear from you! In fact, Jesus actually has already taught us how we can talk to God.
Lesson 3: Unanswered Prayers
Main Text: Proverbs 3:5-6
Description: It can be frustrating when we feel like our prayers are not answered the way we want them to be. However, God sees the big picture and knows what’s best for us. He answers our prayers exactly the way they should be answered. Even if we don’t understand it at the time, we can trust it because we trust Him.
Lesson 4: Recognizing God’s Voice
Main Text: John 10:27
Description: We can all agree that we want to hear from God, but how exactly does that happen? It can be difficult to hear and recognize God’s voice when we have so many other “voices” speaking into our lives, so it’s important to make sure we put ourselves in a position to know God’s voice.
8-WEEK SERIES ON THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS ($55 VALUE)
This series is designed to help students dive into the richness of the book of Ephesians and unpack some important truths. We have chosen to pull out key themes rather than go through a verse-by-verse.
Some of themes you will cover with your students are the following:
- God’s Love and Grace
- How to Live
- Living in the Light
- Honoring Authority
- The Armor of God
Over the eight weeks your students will be pushed into examining their own relationship with God. Where they will see what areas they still need help in and why.
Bible: Acts 9:1, 1 Timothy 1:15, Revelation 2:2, Revelation 2:4-5, Romans 3:23
Description - Before we dive into this study of the amazing book of Ephesians, we are going to take some time this week to understand a little background about when, where, and why this book was written.
Bible: Ephesians 1:4, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 1:5 Ephesians 1:6-7
Description: A major theme in Ephesians—and really all of Paul’s writings—is the amazingness of God’s grace. It’s easy to get too used to that word. We sing about it, write about it, and hear about it in sermon after sermon. For a sinner like Paul (one of the worst of the worst) grace was something that he never lost a sense of awe and wonder for. This week we are going to break down grace and what it means to us.
Bible: Ephesians 2:1-2, Genesis 2:7, Ephesians 2:3, Ephesians 2:4-5, Ephesians 2:8-9, Ephesians 2:10
Description: Adam and Eve chose sin, and ever since every human has earned his/her own death. God gave us a second chance. Because of His tremendous mercy and love for us, God sent Jesus to die in our place. The great judge, sentenced His innocent son to the death penalty that was meant for you and me. You were given a new life. This week we dive deep into this idea of death versus life.
Bible: Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:17, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 3:6
Description: Many people sadly have a pretty poor understanding of what it means to have a loving father. Humans fail and distort the wonderful gifts God has given us. God is perfect. He wants nothing more than to adopt you into His family. This week’s lesson will walk students to seeing that no matter what they have done or will do God will always love them.
Bible: Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 4:2 , Matthew 5:39, Ephesians 4:2, Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 4:3-4, Ephesians 4:13, Ephesians 4:22-23
Description: If you are a Christian, God has adopted you. Now that you’re His kid, it’s time to start living like it. We should obey God and live like His son because we love Him, not because we “have” to “or else…”
It is not about following rules but living for Him and honoring him.
Bible: Ephesians 4:22-23, Ephesians 5:8, Ephesians 5:1-2, Matthew 5:14-16
Description: What does it look like to be the light in this world? Why does God ask us to do this? In this weeks lesson we are going to see why we are supposed to be a light and look at how we can that light.
Bible: Ephesians 6:1, Exodus 21:15,17, Ephesians 6:2-3, Ephesians 6:5-9, Romans 13:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Description: The Bible takes obedience very seriously. Paul sees it as incredibly important, so important that it is near the top of his list when talking about how to live a life worthy of our adoption.
Bible: Ephesians 6:12, Luke 23:34, Ephesians 6:10-11, Ephesians 6:13, Ephesians 6:14-17, Matthew 16:18
Description: God is sending us into battle. He has saved us through His amazing grace, adopted us into His family so that we can carry out His critical mission. Our enemy is not the people around us, not even the ones that try to hurt us. It is the evil that is behind this world, hiding in the darkness.