One of my (Matt McGill) best nights in youth ministry!

The idea was to design a creative prayer time for our students, a place where they could step away from their regular, busy lives and simply “BE” with God.

We created 15 different stations, each with a devotional, scripture, and activity. Going into the event, we felt that some of the activities were a little uncomfortable/risky, and maybe even cheesy. However, each station ended up being great (honest!) and the whole event was awesome. Sure, we’d make a few changes next time around, but everything went off really well.

We planned a 2 hour event. We went 30 minutes long, which was a drag. 90% of the students didn’t complete all of the stations. When we do it again, we’ll probably do a few less stations (not sure which one I’d cut…but we might combine stations 4 and 5) and plan for a three hour event.

Here is a quick overview of all the stations:
  • Be Ready — Getting started: gathering everyone to set the tone.
  • Be Still — identify the “static” in their lives that keep them from hearing God
  • Be Silent — duct tape over your mouth, Ecc 5, listening to God
  • Be Vocal — write out a prayer, read that prayer and a few psalms out loud
  • Be Loved — identity in Christ, lies of the enemy we believe about ourselves
  • Be Freed — nail it to the cross
  • Be Child-like — joy, delight, celebrate … shoot 5 baskets, finger paint, eat a desert
  • Be Reverent — shoes off, lie on the grass, listen to a dramatic reading of scripture
  • Be Called — Jesus calling Peter, have you set down the net?
  • Be Light — praying for friends who don’t know Jesus
  • Be Courageous — write a fear on a stone and throw it into the lake
  • Be Servant-hearted — Upper room foot washing…be washed, wash another
  • Be Compassionate — “Social justice” issues … read them all, pick one to pray for
  • Be Reminded — Lord’s Supper
  • Be Thankful — Identify something you are thankful for…write it on a white board and we take a picture
  • Be Together — chapel service

What's Included...

  • Word Doc Word Doc x1 | Planning Notes
  • Word Doc Word Doc x1 | Stations Overview
  • Word Doc Word Doc x1 | Student Journal
  • Word Doc Word Doc x1 | Promo Texts
  • Word Doc Word Doc x1 | Setup Guide


  1. agorrod

    (verified owner):

    I purchased this product because I am not creative with worship stations but think they are an amazing way to get youth to spend time worshiping and learning that worship isn’t just about singing. I ended up reading through the different stations because I needed some for a youth night but didn’t want to use them because the whole product was so amazing. I didn’t want to split up the various ideas and lose the continuity of the worship experience this product gives. So now I am impatiently waiting for time so we can have a worship night and have our youth go through “Be.” I’ll submit a second review when we do, but I wanted to go on record that the product is definitely worth the money.

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