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Youth Ministry Resources

Here you will find resources made available to other youth ministries free of charge. This page will continually be updated with new curriculum, games & other resources for youth ministries across the Edmonton Area

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

MARCH 1 - 3, 2019 | GATEWAY ALLIANCE CHURCH

Encounter Weekend is a christian youth event for students from every denomination. This event exists to bring students of all ages into encounters with God through incredible worship, the creative application of the word, prophetic ministry and healing.

This event is specifically targetted at youth in grades 6 through 12, however the event is open to all young people & leaders.

For more information, please visit our Encounter Weekend page

ARCADE GAMES NIGHTS

FRIDAYS | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | GATEWAY ALLIANCE CHURCH

We love having fun and pursuing God on a deeper level, and that's what our Arcades Games Nights are all about! These nights are our extreme game nights; where we throw away the rulebooks and spend extra time turning an ordinary game into an over-the-top story-driven and epicly fun event. To top it all off, we bring in a fantastic worship team and speaker to help bring youth into an encounter with God.

All youth are welcome to join us for these events, and they are always free.

Upcoming Dates: Nov. 2, 2018  |  Feb. 1, 2019  |  April 5, 2019  |  June 7, 2019

ENCOUNTER WORSHIP NIGHTS

FRIDAYS | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | Gateway Alliance Church

We believe that an encounter with the living God changes everything - and that God wants to encounter each and every one of us where we are at. That is the purpose of Encounter Worship Nights - to bring people into an encounter with God through worship, teaching, prayer and healing.

These events are open to all youth and young adults, especially those looking to encounter God on a deeper level.

Upcoming Dates:  Oct. 5, 2018  |  Dec. 7, 2018  |  May 3, 2019

ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

MARCH 1 - 3, 2019 | GATEWAY ALLIANCE CHURCH

Encounter Weekend is a christian youth event for students from every denomination. This event exists to bring students of all ages into encounters with God through incredible worship, the creative application of the word, prophetic ministry and healing.

This event is specifically targetted at youth in grades 6 through 12, however the event is open to all young people & leaders.

For more information, please visit our Encounter Weekend page

ENCOUNTER WORSHIP NIGHTS

FRIDAYS | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | Gateway Alliance Church

We believe that an encounter with the living God changes everything - and that God wants to encounter each and every one of us where we are at. That is the purpose of Encounter Worship Nights - to bring people into an encounter with God through worship, teaching, prayer and healing.

These events are open to all youth and young adults, especially those looking to encounter God on a deeper level.

Upcoming Dates:  Oct. 5, 2018  |  Dec. 7, 2018  |  May 3, 2019

ARCADE GAMES NIGHT

FRIDAYS | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | GATEWAY ALLIANCE CHURCH

We love having fun, and our Arcades nights are all about fun! These nights are our extreme game nights; where we throw away the rulebooks and spend extra time turning an ordinary game into an over-the-top story-driven and epicly fun event. To top it all off, we bring in a fantastic worship team and speaker to bring youth into an encounter with God.

All youth are welcome to join us for these events, and they are always free.

Upcoming Dates: Nov. 2, 2018  |  Feb. 1, 2019  |  April 5, 2019  |  June 7, 2019

NEW CURRICULUM AVAILABLE NOW

Series: Alone In The Dark

Alone in the Dark is a series all about dealing with the problems in life that everyone faces but nobody likes to talk about - fear, anxiety, depression, betrayal, death. This series explores each topic in depth, examining the theology behind each issue and providing practical steps and resources to help people overcome these issues

Recommended length: 9 weeks (1 topic per week)

Series: 9 Ways to Ensure Your Relationships Fail

9 Ways To Ensure Your Relationships Fail is a satirical series about how to ruin any kind of relationship - whether that be a romantic relationship, a friendship, or even a relationship with your family.

The main point of each message is to teach the youth not to do what the message title says, exploring what the bible says about relationships, as well as examining what psychologists & practical experience tells us.

Recommended length: 9 weeks (1 topic per week)

Series: Lie to Me

Lie to Me is a series about dealing with the different lies that people tend to believe about themselves; attacking each lie with the truth of who we are and what God says about us - the reality that we are loved, special and amazing.

We believe that as youth begin to discover who they are & what their creator says about them, they will begin to find freedom from the lies that surround them, and be able to live up to the incredible calling God has called them too.

Recommended length: 11 weeks (1 topic per week)

© 2018 Darien Chaffart. All rights reserved. This curriculum, including the write-ups, the graphics, the series title & topic titles may not be reproduced, distributed or used in any manner without the express permission of the author, except for the use of preparing a sermon or sermon series.

Leaders Training Opportunities

We are proud to be able to offer bi-monthly Leadership Training Opportunities which are open to all youth ministries from across the Edmonton area. These meetings will focus on developing teams, youth ministries & leadership skills within your leaders, providing resources to help equip the teams to grow in their leadership capacity & abilities.

These meetings are led by Gateway's Executive Pastor, Drake Farmer, a former youth pastor with over 15 years of experience in building & leading teams.

 

Our next meeting will be on: TBA

 

For more information about these meetings and to participate, please contact Drake using the form located below:

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Game Ideas

Here are some ideas of games that have worked extremely well for our youth ministry. Feel free to use these in any way for your youth ministries as you see fit!

BALLOON CAPTURE-THE-FLAG

A simple capture-the-flag variation in which the traditional flags are replaced by untraditional balloons.

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BUCKET BALL

A fun outdoor game involving stupidly large exercise balls, european handball rules & buckets

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CIVIL WAR

A fun summer dodgeball-like water balloon fight that's perfect for warm weather activities.

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DITCH

A simple hide-and-go-seek tag crossover event involving no prep & no special materials.

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GARGONE

A youth favorite game involving monstorous Gargone invasion, a hidden secret weapon, and a ticking clock.

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MAFIA

A simple capture-the-flag variation in which the traditional flags are replaced by untraditional balloons.

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PIT BALL

A cage match game in which kids compete against one another in a ring to become the Pit Ball Champion

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PROTECT THE PRESIDENT

A youth favorite game involving monstorous Gargone invasion, a hidden secret weapon, and a ticking clock.

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TIME BOMB

A variation of tag involving a hidden "bomb", a ticking clock, and a group of Rogues trying to protect the "bomb"

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Please note: All games found here on this page were either created by the XLR8 Youth team, or adapted from game ideas found elsewhere on sites such as egadideas.com, thesource4ym.com, or youthgroupcollective.com. These games are available free of charge and are the exclusive property of their original creators.

All graphics pertaining to these games are protected by copyright and are the exclusive property of Darien Chaffart and XLR8 Youth. They may not be reproduced, distributed, sold or used in any manner without the express permission of the author, except for the use of advertising an upcoming youth event on the youth groups social media accounts, or for the use of slides during the event.

Request A Speaker

At XLR8 Youth, we have a number of passionate & talented communicators who love to preach and teach the message of God's love and hope with the goal of bringing youth and young people into encounters with God.

 

If your ministry is looking to invite a guest speaker to come preach or teach at an upcoming event, please fill out the form located below, as the information will help our team prayerfully consider the invitation. Please note, while we are incredibly honoured by any and all invitations, it is sometimes not feasable for one of our speakers to accept the invitation, but we promise to prayerfully consider each request.

 

By inviting one of our speakers, it is understood that any and all expenses will be covered by the inviting organization plus an honorarium.

Send Us a Request

 

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