Church Activities for Youth Group

teens on a mission trip rebuilding a homeA great activity for the youth in your church to grow both as a group and as individuals is to get involved in a missions trip. It does not have to be far off into some other country costing the church a lot of money and time. There is plenty of work right in your own neighborhood that can be done.

To give back, your youth group and church members can have a Youth Mission Day where you lend a hand to people and places in need. You can either volunteer at a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or even turn an old, broken, house or cottage into something beautiful, safe, and new. You can also create a garden, or plant a tree to help the earth!

The purpose of the Youth Mission or, Lend a Hand Day is to work together, as a team, to help people or places who are less fortunate than us. Find out what your strengths and talents are and use them to help others. If you like to build, fix, or make things, then try to build a new roof for an old cottage who’s roof is falling down. Give it a new paint job or even clean it out and make sure all the windows are working. If you are creative and like to design, color, or envision things in your mind, than you can create and plant a beautiful garden in an empty field or woods where there are weeds and thorns.

2 teen boys painting an old houseWhatever you choose to do, do it for God. Know that God loves you for using your knowledge, talents, and power to help them. Remember, as you are working together to build and create physical things, you are building and creating faith together. 2 Peter 1:3 As we grow in our knowledge of God, through his divine power he gives us everything we need for life and godliness.



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