Mon, February 19, 2018

Screen Games

Screen games are quick fun ways to open a new topic. Typically we would use a quiz at the start of a new youth lesson series, but they are good for one off type lessons too. The theme of the quiz can be used to match exactly with the theme, but they don’t have to. The way that these are designed is for teams to write down the answers to the 10 questions and then trade papers with a neighboring team to go through the answers. Just click the picture below to be taken to the quiz download page.

 

[one_half]This quiz looks at 10 people who made a major difference in our world. We used it as a kick off to a lesson about God’s plan to use us to make a difference in our world. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]Do you know if that quote is from the Bible or from Ben Franklin? Surprisingly sometimes it is difficult to tell. This skit makes a great opener for a lesson on Biblical literacy. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]A simple quiz about a few romantic comedies. Some of these are older movies, and some are a little more modern. None of them are from after 2007 or so though so you may want to consider using this for a slightly older audience. We used it as a kick off to one of our girls studies. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]Not everyone who makes a difference in the world is doing it for good reasons. This quiz looks at people who lived counter culture. We used it as a jumping off point for our discussion on living against the culture, but for God instead of just anarchy. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]This is a quiz about famous fictional servants (think Alice from the Brady Bunch). As it uses characters from older sitcoms this may work better for an older audience. We used it to start a discussion on serving others. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]The gospel should spread from person to person just like a virus. This quiz focuses on famous viral outbreaks, movies about viruses, and famous viral marketing campaigns. It is a good opening for a lesson on evangelism. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]This quiz is all about the body. It has questions about human biology and also movies that have body parts in the title. Use it with a discussion of being the body of Christ. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]A quiz about movies with LOST in the title (and one question about the TV show LOST). I think we used it as a discussion on evangelism and what it means to be found by God. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]This quiz has questions about romantic comedies as well as a few questions about romance in action movies so that the guys don’t feel left out. Use it as a discussion starter on real love or a an opening for a dating study. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]This is a quiz all about famous monsters. We used it as a kick off to a study called “Our Favorite Monsters” where we talked about how monsters like The Mummy weren’t scary anymore, they had just become lovable and how that related to some sins that Christians just accept as being part of life. (Apathy, Lust, Envy, Greed, Malice, and Pride). You can use it for something similar or for a discussion about fears or tackling giants in your life. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]10 questions about phobias and their scientific names. Great opening for a discussion about being afraid. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]This quiz is about families from old sitcoms. We used it to talk about how on TV it always seems like everyone’s family is perfect, but in reality that is rarely the case. [divider] [/one_half]

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[one_half]These questions focus on weapons both real and from fiction. It is a good opener for a discussion or the armor of God. It even contains pictures of a Roman breastplate and gladius. [divider] [/one_half]

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I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I'm an average youth pastor.

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For over 10 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.

I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.

So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.