10-Second Tip: Criteria for a Good Game

Jacob Eckeberger
June 9th, 2016

At the NATIONAL YOUTH WORKERS CONVENTION, we stopped youth workers from all across the U.S. and asked them to share a 10-second youth ministry tip.


Make sure your game meets this one criteria: If it’s funny for you to watch, it’s a good game.


The best games for youth ministry are both fun to play and entertaining to watch. If a game is a blast to watch, then the shy student who doesn’t want to play or the kid who is always the first one eliminated can still take part in the fun.

Here are a few examples of games that are hilarious to watch:

  • Backwards Charades »» WATCH
  • Tug Oh Face »» WATCH
  • iPod Idol »» WATCH *Be sure to only take volunteers for this one and don’t force anyone to play who doesn’t want to get in front of the group.

Join us this year for the National Youth Workers Convention in Cincinnati, OH for way more tips and ministry ideas from the 50+ seminars and training opportunities. Register early for NYWC to save BIG: NYWC.COM.

JACOB ECKEBERGER is the Content Manager at Youth Specialties, an itinerant worship leader, the spouse of a church planter, and a long time volunteer youth worker. You can find him blogging about social media and digital strategy ideas at JACOBECKEBERGER.COM.

Jacob Eckeberger

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