Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

Young Adults: Flying Solo

The Bible suggests that some people will be called to singleness, while others might be currently single but still on the prowl for Mr or Mrs Right Enough. How can our faith communities embrace and make space for single people? And what qualities should followers of Jesus look for in a future... See more

Young Adults: Lonely Planet

Contributed by: Spanky Moore, Diocese of Christchurch

Many young adults can feel lonely and isolated, even when they seem to have plenty of friends. How do we help our faith communities to be places that embrace the lonely, while also encouraging deep and honest friendships?
A study on 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 for young adults from the Society of... See more

Young Adults: Amigos

Contributed by: Spanky Moore, Diocese of Christchurch

Friendship is one of the most important relationships we’ll have as adults, but it’s something most people hardly give any thought. How do we cultivate deep friendships that stay true to what God had in mind for them?
A study on John 15:9-17 & Romans 6:8 for young adults from the... See more

Up Front Games: Stud Walk

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Take 3 guys out of the room. One at a time tell them to walk in with music playing with their studliest strut while the crowd is clapping and cheering. Each one is to sit down between two girls on a make shift couch (consisting of two chairs and a blanket). There is no chair in the middle where he... See more

Up Front Games: Baby Burp

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Three girls put a towel around three guys, sit them on their lap and feed them a baby bottle of fizzy drink. Then make them burp. The first guy to burp wins. See more

All play: Make Me Laugh

Group sits in a circle and a volunteer in the middle selects someone whom they will try to get to laugh. If they fail, they move on to someone else. If they get the person to laugh, that person is ‘in’ and swaps places with them. Now it’s their turn to make someone else in the circle... See more

Hooks: Prof Ann Eyeland

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

These are fun activities that help young people explore topics around loneliness and our need for relationships.  The name 'Ann Eyeland' plays on and discredits the idea "I am an island"
Meet Professor Ann Eyeland
'The word is out. Professor Ann Eyeland, the recluse from the South Pole... See more

Senior Youth: Relationships and Sex in the Bible

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

God’s Word has a lot to say about sex and relationships. Use the verses below to help discussion on the questions attached to each heading.
No Shame
Genesis 2:18-2
Who created sexuality?
The Big Picture
Matthew 19:4-6
What are the two other important ingredients to... See more

Community Builders: R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P.S.

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Find words that start with each of the letters in the word "Relationships" to describe the qualities of a good friendship. See more

Community Builders: Guys vs. Girls on Relationships

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Make two sets of cards with the following words. Give one to a group of girls, the other to a group of guys. Ask each to pick the three words that are most important to them in relationships. Then have each group explain their selections to the other... See more

Community Builders: Guys & Girls

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Split the group into guys and girls – give the girls a copy of the “Girls Only” questions; give the boys the "Guys Only" ones. Each group spends 20-30 minutes on their own, then they share their answers with each other.
Girls Only
Think about the guys in your life: What are... See more

Community Builders: Talk Sparkers about Family

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Choose from these questions and sentence completions to get young people talking about their family.

  • What do you like best about your family?

  • Finish this sentence: "One thing I wish my parents knew (or understood) about me is..." How can you help your parents... See more