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230 sure-fire ways to break the ice at meetings, parties, studies, and events. From the leaders in youth ministry,Youth Specialties, comes the most complete library of programming resources on this planet It led the way for 20th century youth ministry programming. Now the dynamic, updated Ideas Library sets the pace for 21st century youth groups. Totally redesigned and restructured from the inside out, this groundbreaking 11-volume library gives youth leaders - the most off-the-wall games and crowd breakers - the most creative and unchurchy Bible lessons - the most attention-getting publicity campaigns - a huge collection of laugh-till-you-cry skits and dramas that illustrate the
Bible's principles in action today - special events of every kind - holiday ideas for everything from Christmas and Easter to the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day Convenient, topical organization makes it easy to find the right idea for the right occasion, from action-packed games to dynamite camps and retreats. The Ideas Library is the most complete collection of youth ministry programming ideas on earth! All brought to you by Youth Specialties--the ministry whose heartbeat is to help youth leaders raise up young adults strong in the faith.
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Break the ice and warm up your group -- at meetings, parties, studies, or any other youth group event -- with one of these 230 crowd breakers and mixers! - Mixers . . . Make it fun for kids to get acquainted! Lots of creative ways for a group of strangers or classmates to circulate and learn a lot about each other in a little time. - Meeting-Opening Contests . . . All you need usually are two or three brave souls to jump feet first into a crazy competition while the group watches -- like Greasepuff (page 55) or Foot Signing (page 112). - Musical Crowd Breakers . . . Okay, so when your group sings, they remind you of water buffaloes with strep throat. At least they'll enjoy these engaging musical openers. All you usually need is a tape deck or CD player. Quizzes & Word Games . . . At last -- quizzes with absolutely no academic consequences, but loaded with crowd-breaking potential (and lots of laughs, too). If you're a youth worker or recreation director in a church, school, club, or camp -- Crowd Breakers & Mixers is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.