Youth Ministry Survival Kit
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We asked the members of our Youth
Ministry Discussion List what items they thought should be in every
Youth Worker's survival kit. We meant a practical, physical box, basket
or cart that you have with you at every event. Yes, we know there are also
intangible items like "prayer", "love" and so forth. We wanted to compile
a "kit" which was a collection of physical items that would be helpful
to always have with you. Here are our suggestions, in no particular
1. Duct Tape- Fixes everything.
2. Three prong adapter. Converts your three prong
VCR plug to a two prong outlet at the ancient retreat center where you
retreat is being held.
3. Extension Cord- Big 50 foot one.
4. Emergency "Meeting in a Box"- your guest speaker doesn't
show up or your teachers get sick. Pre planned, ready-to-go meeting or
5. Small medical kit - Band-Aids, etc.
6. Cellular phone
8. Matches and Candle- long fireplace matches make for a
nice "ceremonious" touch.
9. Extra pens, markers and scratch paper
10. Name Tags
11. Crisis Hotline phone number (or number of trusted counselor),
regional director's phone number.
12. Masking Tape, about 3/4" wide- It's perfect for making
lines on the floor for games of all kinds, and it removes much easier that
duct tape. But take a hint.... remove the masking tape from
the floor immediately after the game. The longer you leave it down,
the harder to remove.
13. String or Yarn
14. Safety Pins, small sewing kit
15. Small tool kit including flashlight
16. Roll of large trash bags
18. Emergency "Pay telephone" coins
Other suggested items to customize your kit:
CD's and player, balloons, sheets of newspaper, book of Games and
Icebreakers, inflatable beach ball, batteries, camera and film, push pins,
paper towels, office glue.