Middle School Gathering Resources: Listed by Schedule
Below is a suggested schedule if your group is meeting in-person or online for a one-day event. Pick and choose resources to best meet the needs of your group and the time you have allotted for your event.
Games help build relationships and help engage youth in an event. Choose from this resource for your first session of games. PDF: Games Option 1 Word: Games Option 1
The large group session is designed to inspire youth, and get them thinking about the theme. Think of this as a funnel - start with high energy songs (to listen to and do actions), a crowd participation game, then slow songs down a bit to help youth focus before they listen to the faith talks and keynote speaker. End with a more upbeat song.
Songs: Adjust the number of songs based on your group. Some groups love to do actions, even if they can't sing. Others hate actions and may only want to listen to one song - or none. Song Ideas
Whether in-person or online, your group has been sitting a long time! Choose from this list of games to get them moving and interacting with each other. PDF: Games Option 2 Word: Games Option 2
There are more Learning Cluster options than time allowed. Choose three of the Learning Cluster options from the list below, based on what you think will work best for your group. It can be helpful to have an extra Learning Cluster ready in case your group finishes early with the three Learning Clusters you chose.
Our culture rarely gives time to stop and be. This resource invites youth to spend time alone with God - thinking about what they have learned...praying...and letting God speak to them. Instructions Journal PowerPoint