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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Name That TuneToday we are sharing another great game to play for those long rides you might experience in ministry. This one is well known, but rarely played well. We want to make Name That Tune a success for you!

Before I became a Christian, one of my buddies in High School tried to reach out to me by telling me that Christian music was really good. To prove his point, he put in a CD of Petra… yes… that Petra. Even at the time, they were not at the top of the Christian music industry. As a result, I, being the nice guy I was, told him that his music stunk (in not so nice terms) and walked away thinking Christian music was a joke.

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Road TripWell summer is closing in, and for most student ministries, that means lots of events, camps and missions trips. That also means that you and your group will be sharing a fair amount of time together in a car, van or bus.

I’ve found that these times can go one of three ways:

1. Everyone pops their headphones in and no one talks to each other for the next 4 hours.

2. People are get tired and grouchy (especially on the way back), and the amazing experience you just had takes a downhill turn.

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PlinkoIf you are a connoisseur of fine television, then you’ve probably watched the Price Is Right. Okay, the fine television part might be stretching it, but I loved watching good old Bob Barker every summer weekday at 10am. I can’t say that I’ve seen it many times in the past ten years or so, but I know that one of games most popular games was PLINKO.

Believe it or not, there are sights online that will build or send you a pre-built Plinko Board. They tend to be sort of spendy, so if you need to save some money, check out eHow’s link:

PREP TIME– 1-3 Hours (depending how handy you are!)

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Rubber BandsThis Wednesday we are sharing a really simple game that has zero set up and only requires you to have a boatload of rubber bands on hand.


ITEMS NEEDED– Tons of Rubber Bands (thousands if possible)

GAME TIME– 2-5 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– 2-4 Teams of 3 (or more if you’d like!)

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versusToday we are sharing a great game that you can play throughout the summer, over the course of a month or for a weekend activity.  Versus is based upon the old ABC show entitled, Shaq Versus.

PREP TIME– Depends on the Event

ITEMS NEEDED– Depends on the Event

GAME TIME– Depends on the Event

PARTICIPANTS– 2 Participants (some team games may require more)


This a great game to stir up a some excitement during the summer months. The other bonus is that since most students are out of school, most of them will have time to hang out help put the competitions together.

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BlindfoldedIt’s a new day, which means it’s time for a new game. Today’s game is Walkers & Talkers.

Not only is this a fun game, but it can also be incorporated into a message or lesson about listening, speaking up, guidance or trust.

PREP TIME– 10-20 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED– Blindfolds & Obstacle Course Materials

GAME TIME– 5-10 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS– Minimum of 4 Teams (you can play with as many as you would like)


Set up an obstacle course in your meeting room, gym or even outside if it’s possible. I generally tend to just use things that I have in my office or things lying around our church. You can let participants crawl under, climb over or even climb through things. In addition, you can have them perform certain tasks at predetermined locations (like carry an egg with them without breaking it or eat something).

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