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A good friend of mine, Andrew K Anderson, showed me his website called Do Night and I really liked his creativity and what he was accomplishing. I thought to myself – that is a great Youth Ministry Idea! Do a “Do Night” or maybe a “Do Month”! If you visit his site Do Night – you can grab the pattern for FREE! Below you will see a giant Mark Twain that they created.
Come up with a creative project that your students can work on either for the evening or over the next month or even longer. Each week students can see how the project is progressing and when it is complete – it is a monument to be proud of.
Here is why I think that this would be a great Youth Ministry Idea to try:
- Team Builder – bring your students closer together. Struggle through the process of how to get the project done with them. Celebrate each completed task in the project. Uplift each other.
- Individual – The Do Night can bring out individual talents as well that you may not have seen or known before within your youth ministry.
- Parents – Have the parents in your church become interested and even admire the work being done. You may even be surprised at how many parents would be willing to pitch in and help too.
- Creativity – There is something good about being creative and building something. This will bring your youth together and you can have something to be proud of.
Another idea is that this could be something that you do every year and then the project is given away to the senior student that everyone votes for as being the most influential Christian of the group or however you would like to word it.
If you have a large youth ministry – you could always break this down into projects that they could work on with their small groups and small group leaders. At the end of the project – everyone could show off what they have done.
- Time frame – how long do you want to do your “Do Night”
- Budget – how much can you spend on materials? Is there any way that people would be willing to donate materials to your project?
- Tools – Do you have the tools or resources to getting the tools to complete your project?
- Skills – Place students in the project according to their skill set. If they want to learn a new skill, place them with someone who already knows how to do something.
- Number of students per project – Is the project open for all students and if so – how many is too many? Do you need to break into more then 1 team.
- Have a guys Do Night and a girls Do Night
Do you have any stories about doing a “Do Night”? If you decide to do a project – please share about how it went or how it’s going!