Keeping the Fundamental Fun



Psalm 126:1-2, “Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, the LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.”


  1. Schedule everything.
    1. Teenagers can tell when things are not scheduled and planned.


  1. When planning an activity, make sure the teens and the parents know all the details at least a week in advance.
    1. What is the cost?
    2. How should they dress?
    3. Where do they drop off and pick up their teens?
    4. What are the locations and times?
    5. The more information the teens and parents have, the easier it is for you to make the event fun and exciting!


  1. Make sure your youth workers know the schedule in advance.


  1. If you are ever going to be more than 5 minutes late, contact each parent and let them know.
    1. Communication is KEY for parents to keep sending their teens to youth events.


  1. Keep your services lively!
    1. Always open with something exciting.
    2. Keep a balance in your singing. Sing Scripture songs, hymns, and spiritual songs.
      1. If possible, have a live pianist for all songs, openers, and games.
    3. Play games.
    4. NEVER skip preaching!


  1. Keep your Sunday school assembly lively!
    1. Make sure every teenager is greeted as they enter.
    2. Have games accessible for teens to play before Sunday school.
      1. The more you have, the earlier the teens will show up!
      2. We open our youth center 45 minutes before Sunday school and our Young Fundamentalist time.
  • Every time I go to unlock our youth center, there are already teens waiting to enter.
  1. This builds excitement and anticipation.
  2. Make sure the games you provide do not conflict with any Biblical principles.


  1. Remember, we serve a risen Saviour! Let’s reflect that in all that we do

Jonathan Wells | Youth Pastor

Parkside baptist church