Ways Youth Groups Can Reach Out to Christian Teens

Ideas and Activities for Creating an "On Fire" Youth Group

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What activities does your youth group like to do? Are you looking for new and refreshing ideas for the Christian teens in your group? From games to Bible studies, check out all the ways a youth group can reach out to students to help them grow in their faith.


Games are a great way to get things going during a service or get-together. There are plenty of outrageous games that make Christian teens laugh and icebreakers that allow students to get to know one another. A fun game at the start of service can make even skeptical students come back to find out more.



While mission trips may not be available or appealing to all students, outreach events are. Outreach is a chance for Christian teens to reach out to their own communities to be an example of Christ. Some outreach events involve witnessing to people, while others are forms of service that have very little preaching involved. Every youth group should have some sort of regular outreach to teach teens how to give back to the world around them.


Missions Trips

Some Christians may feel a call to missions, and it is a call that leaders should want to encourage. If you do not know how to plan a mission trip, then you can go through an organization that can help you organize a trip for your students. There are plenty of trips available during Spring, Summer, and Winter breaks. The trips go all over the world and help to spread the gospel, build communities, provide food, and more to people who are in need.

Isaiah 49:6 -"I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth." (NIV)



Name one Christian teen that doesn't like to blow off a little steam by doing something fun. There aren't any. Everyone likes to get out and do something entertaining. Whether it's going to an amusement park or sitting back watching a movie, there are some fun outings and activities that you can do as a group.


Bible Studies

While regular services help to feed Christians, a Bible study is a great way to help Christian teens to grow in their faith and become more knowledgeable about the things they believe. However, there is a lot of planning required to run a long-lasting Bible study. It starts with effective planning and involves choosing topics, activities, and even the right Bible for your group.



No youth group is complete without good leadership. While many leaders feel called to youth leadership, it takes work to be an effective youth leader. Youth workers make an investment in disciplining students and taking the time to support Christian teens in their development and growth.


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Mahoney, Kelli. "Ways Youth Groups Can Reach Out to Christian Teens." Learn Religions, Feb. 16, 2021, learnreligions.com/ways-youth-groups-can-reach-out-to-teens-712587. Mahoney, Kelli. (2021, February 16). Ways Youth Groups Can Reach Out to Christian Teens. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/ways-youth-groups-can-reach-out-to-teens-712587 Mahoney, Kelli. "Ways Youth Groups Can Reach Out to Christian Teens." Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/ways-youth-groups-can-reach-out-to-teens-712587 (accessed May 29, 2023).