Friday, October 21, 2016

15 Ideas for Costume Club

Who doesn't love a YL style Costume Party? Below are a few ideas to help make it YL'd and festive.

Costume Scavenger Hunt
If your club meets in a home, check with your host to see if it's a good neighborhood to pull off this scavenger hunt. It's similar to "Bigger, Better, Best," but teams are searching for items to collect in order to make a costume for one of the team members. Divide up into teams of around 5 folks. Each team picks one person to dress up and one or two streets to hunt on. Don't let teams overlap streets and hit up the same house. Teams go door-to-door, asking at each home for one or two items they can use in creating a costume for their model. At one house they may get an old hat, at another some lipstick, at another a wig, and so on. Set a time limit, and a limit of 2 items per house. When teams report back to club, hold a competition for the best costume.

Pre-Club Photo Booth 
It's a great night to get some photos to post on Instagram throughout the week. Ask a high schooler to shoot the pics and post them up.

Entry Music
Here's a video you could have playing on the screen as kids enter the club room. It's old school, but still fun- a Halloween light show to Gangnam Style.

Monster Video
Use JibJab to make a Monster video with pics of 5 of your YL kiddos. It costs $ to download the video, but makes a funny transition between different club elements.

Costume Contest
Instead of your typical club mixer, hold a costume contest. Build a runway. Invite everyone wearing costumes to participate. Identify the best costumes before club starts, as those folks cross centerstage, pull them aside. Once you have the top 5 and everyone else is sitting down, vote by audience applause. Award 3 prize catergories: Creative, Insane, & Hilarious. Give a good prize.

JigJaw Jack-O-Lantern
This works well with a smaller club or larger Campaigners group. Divide into teams of 3 people per pumpkin. Give each a good cutting knife and ask them to be careful. Works best if there can be a leader with each team. They have 3 minutes to cut the pumpkin into 10 pieces. Play music while they cut (see songs below). Then have the teams rotate to a different pumpkin. Have a ton of round wooden toothpicks available. Give each team just 2 minutes to put the jigsaw puzzle pumpkin back together, using the toothpicks to hold the pieces in place. The first team to finish is the winner. Pumpkins must be able to stand alone to be considered.

No Costume Smackdown
You know those folks who are too cool to dress up for Costume Club, well this game is for them. Call up 4 folks without costumes and tell them you found the perfect costume for them to wear, then make them put on a sleeping bag. After they're wearing sleeping bags have a wrestling match. Pair off 2 at a time, winners face one another for the championship. Just a Costume Club spin on the old sleeping bag wrastlin' game. Make sure you don't do this on a hard floor. Carpet is key.

Pumpkin Head
Carve out some real big pumpkins with some funny faces. Cut a hole big enough in the bottom where kids can actually wear them as masks (while holding them). The funny part is the people actually wearing a pumpkin head, once that happens, you can go a few different directions with the game. Either have a running race, which is hard since they can't see well. Call it the "Pumpkin Run.'  Or you could cover the pumpkin in cake icing or whipped cream and have kids throw Halloween candy at the people wearing pumpkin heads, seeing who can get the most stuck on their pumpkin.

Seed Spittin'
Kids race to cut open a pumpkin, pull out the seeds and spit them towards their partners who are holding a plastic jack-o-lantern. The one with the most seeds after 90 seconds (with loud music playing in the background) is the winner.

Pumpkin Smash 
If your "Costume Club" happens to fall AFTER Halloween, you can get a good deal on pumpkins. Hold a pre-club "pumpkin smash."

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Check out this link for all the details! 

Candy Apple (Onion) Eating Contest
All you need are 3 apples, 1 onion, 4 popsicle sticks and some caramel coating.  Cover the onion to look like an apple and have that eating contest. Pretty hilarious. Provide milk and breath mints for the contestant who draws the short straw.  

Pumpkin Prize
For one of the games or the costume contest, award a pumpkin with a crown on it as the award for being the 'Pump-king."

Background Music (to play on iPod during games)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Rock Lobster (B-52's) 
Ghost Busters (Ray Parker Jr.)
Monster Mash (Boris Pickett)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)

Club Songs 
Thriller (guitar chords) Download the Thriller lyrics on ppt slides here.

Ghost Busters: It's pretty simple to play on guitar, just five chords. Here's a guitar chords link.  Download the Ghostbusters lyrics on PowerPoint slides here

Lean On Me: We re-wrote a Halloween version. You can download the lyrics and ppt slides here.

Pumpkin Olympics
If your club meets after Halloween, you can likely get really cheap pumpkins. If you have 30 kids at club, buy 90 pumpkins, so you have around 3/kid. Divide into at least four teams for the Olympic events. It's messy, so have them dress appropriately. Below are 8 different events you could use.
  1. Dodge Pumpkin. Everyone sits in a large circle with one person in the middle. Choose a large pumpkin and roll it at the person in the middle, trying to hit the person. Roll it, don't throw it. To make it interesting, increase the number of pumpkins. If a pumpkin splats, replace it.
  2. Pumpkin Bowling. Set up empty 2-liter bottles, cans, or bowling pins. Each person rolls a pumpkin once and tallies the total number of pins knocked down. A leader can be constantly resetting the pins.
  3. Pumpkin Toss. Similar to an egg toss, two people from a team toss a pumpkin back and forth, stepping farther apart each time, until someone drops it.
  4. Pumpkin Put. Put (as in shot-put) a pumpkin through the air and measure how far it goes. Competition may be based on using the largest person from each team, the smallest person, the largest pumpkin, or the smallest pumpkin.
  5. Pumpkin Catapult. Using a cinderblock with a board over it and the pumpkin on one end of the board, jump on the other end and measure how far the pumpkin goes.
  6. The Great Pumpkin Relay. Set up an obstacle course. Players carry a large pumpkin as they negotiate the course, then hand the pumpkin to the next player.
  7. Pumpkin Soccer. Dribble the pumpkin around a cone or other marker and back to the starting point, where the next person takes a turn. Time it.
  8. Pumpkin Pick-up. By the end of the Olympics, the grounds are a mess, so have a clean-up contest. Provide plastic trash bags and award megapoints to the team that collects the most pumpkin debris. Have a scale on hand to weigh the bags if possible.

Make sure the winning team takes home a prize!

*We found some of these great games on

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cultivating Community on Your YL Team by Zach Gurick

Written by Zach Gurick, YL Metro Director for Southwest Florida. 

I’ve had the privilege to serve on a lot of different YL teams over the past 15 years. Some have had a rich sense of community and deep bonds with one another that I still cherish. Other teams have not meshed so well. 

This fall a theme keeps coming up in my life and ministry - missional community. I’ve been asking myself the question, "Is it possible to have a club team that cares deeply for one another, shares life together, encourages and supports each other, and loves each other so well that ministry naturally flows out from within?" I believe it’s a tall order, but one we should all strive to make a reality. 

What if our big goal was that kids, other leaders, and the community around us would all say about our teams, “Look at the way they love each other, I want to be a part of that!” Loving each other well may be the best witness we have to offer!

How Can We Cultivate Missional Community On Our YL Teams? 

Share life stories.

Over the course of a month, semester, or year, depending on the size of your team, start off every meeting by giving team members a chance to share their story. Take 15 minutes to do this—10 minutes of sharing followed by 5 minutes of questions. It’s helpful to set a timer at the 9-minute mark so people know to wrap it up soon. Be the first to go to set the standard of how you want people to share.

This allows everyone on your team to have deeper insight and understanding into one another’s lives. It allows for grace and understanding about choices, actions, and motivations that team members bring to the table.

Get away together.

Spending time doing an overnight retreat can dramatically strengthen a team. The best parts are the unscheduled, late-night conversations. Plan some time to celebrate what God has done or is doing in your ministry. Play a game or make up a new team tradition like a corn-hole tournament or whiffle ball.A team that can play together will grow deeper as a missional community. Plan some time for strategizing and planning the year together as well.

Have them over for a meal.

There’s real power in breaking bread together. Great conversations happen around a table. Practice hospitality when you do this and show your team what it means to invite people into your life. Break out the good dishes, prepare quality food, and go all out to make it a great time together.

Start each meeting with 5 minutes of silent, centering prayer.

This is a great way to practice praying together. For starters, it allows you and your teammates to be more present in the meeting. It allows you to let go of the distractions you’ve had on your mind leading up to the meeting. It also reminds you all that you’re God’s beloved, chosen and called according to His purposes, and teaches you to listen for His one voice to speak to all of you collectively. I’ve found that even in silence, God draws us together as one in Him, sometimes even more than when we’re speaking.

Establish a pattern of encouraging one another in your team meetings.

Every few meetings, take 5 minutes and ask team members to share ways they’ve seen God at work in and through one another. Doing this will help to cultivate a culture of encouragement and gratitude on your team. Team members will be empowered and uplifted as this becomes a regular practice. Encourage team members to do this outside of meetings as well.

Read the Nouwen article together.

Henri Nouwen’s article, “Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry,” outlines a template for how ministry should naturally flow, starting with our internal, loving union with Jesus. Through our solitude with Jesus we should be naturally driven to long for and move towards community and fellowship with others. Out of community and fellowship, ministry should naturally flow. Download the article and read it together learn a new way to live!

Start and end every meeting by circling up and holding hands or grabbing a shoulder in prayer.

Our physical posture points to and represents what we want to simulate or create internally or emotionally. If we are physically joined together this will help us think of ourselves as one unit, one body, working together. I’ve done this with groups of as few as three or four, and with groups of as many as 150—it’s always a powerful picture of what we are really after. It’s so simple, just make it a point and give it a try!

Lead in transparency and vulnerability.

Have time in your team meetings to share what’s happening in your lives and lead that off by being honest, transparent, and vulnerable about real struggles and joys that you are experiencing. Invite your teammates into the realities of your life and ask them to do the same. We are after authentic relationships and authentic ministry. You have to lead this with your team to make it okay for others to do the same. Create a space that welcomes vulnerability and honesty.

Have a giant late-night nacho party after an event.

Cover a table with nacho chips and pile on the cheese and toppings, then invite your team to share stories, laugh, and play games as you try to take down the whole table of nachos. Be creative and create fun memories of warmth, hospitality, and authentic friendship.

Read more from Zach Gurick at

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WyldLife Wednesday: "Choose Your Side" Club Game

Keep kids moving! It’s an important rule of thumb for any WyldLife club. 

Here’s a simple mixer that can be adapted to fit almost any theme and can be used with any size club.

Tell kids they are going to choose their favorite in each round. Put two images on the screen – or use posterboard for the low-tech version. For example, on the left is a picture of McDonald’s french fries and on the right is a picture of Chick-Fil-A french fries. Kids move to the side of the room to show their preference. Other categories you might use:
  • Coca Cola v. Dr Pepper
  • Football v. Basketball
  • Mountains v. Beach
  • Taylor Swift v. One Direction
  • Instagram v. Snapchat
  • Superman v. Batman
You can also use the same format for a trivia game that gets the entire crowd involved. Ask the questions and put two images/answers on the screen. Kids move to the side of the room which they think has the correct answer. At a recent Olympics club, some of our questions included:
  • Who won the gold medal in the gymnastics all-around competition? (SIMONE BILES or Aly Raisman)
  • Which is the flag for the country of sprinter Usain Bolt? (Bermuda or JAMAICA)
  • Which event appeared in the Summer Olympics for the first time in 2016? (Field Hockey or RUGBY SEVENS)
  • Which country won more gold medals in the 2016 Summer Olympics? (China or GREAT BRITAIN)
  • Which basketball player played in his first summer Olympics in 2016? (KLAY THOMPSON or Kevin Durant)
  • Which was the first country in South America to host the Summer Olympics? (BRAZIL or Argentina)
  • Who would have won the 100 yard dash if they had competed in Rio? (BRAD or CURTIS – two of our WyldLife leaders)

If you have a big crowd at club, you could offer four choices or answers in each round – kids go to the corner of the room that includes their preference or the answer they think is correct. There all kinds of ways to adapt this game to your club!

Written by Julie Clapp.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Young Life Fried Night

As a southern boy, I naturally associate the month of October with the fair coming to town. In addition to the pig races, one of the best parts of the fair is "fair food." I mean, where else can you get deep fried Mac-N-Cheese?!

I'll tell you where. 

Young Life club.

It's a fun, low-key idea for a theme night this fall. All you need to do is gather some deep fryers (ask parents and your YL committee to borrow a few). Have kids bring any food items they want to fry, the possibilities are endless. Bring some extra random foods for kids who forget to bring something. 

Fun Foods To Fry

  1. Candy bars
  2. Ear of corn
  3. Hotdogs
  4. Avacado
  5. Cookie dough
  6. Bacon
  7. PB&J
  8. Cheescake
  9. Oreos
  10. Bananas

Pro-Tip: Ask some responsible parents to come and help be your fryers! 

Here are some instructions for frying a snickers bar. 

1. Place the Snickers bar in the freezer until it is hard so the candy bar does not melt when it is fried. This step is optional because the candy bar will be delicious either way. However, an unfrozen Snickers Bar will be stickier and messier.

2. The safest way to fry a Snickers is in a deep fryer. Don't panic if you don't have one because you can also use a deep pot with a glass lid. Preheat peanut or vegetable oil to 375 degrees.

3. Prepare batter to coat the Snickers bar. You can use funnel cake batter, cake batter or pancake batter. Take the Snickers out of the freezer and completely cover it in the batter.

4. Use tongs to place the Snickers into the deep fryer or deep pot with the heated oil. When it's golden brown, remove it from the hot oil using the tongs. The total frying time should be about three minutes, but keep an eye to determine when it is ready.

5. Let the fried snack cool for a few minutes because the inside will be hot and you could burn your mouth. You can top it with powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, caramel or any other sweet treat.

*Never put water on a grease fire, but instead put it out with a glass lid or baking soda.

Another great idea would be to sing the song, Chicken Fried.

HT to Ken Tankersly for sharing this idea!

Monday, October 17, 2016

HEADS OR TAILS: No-Prep Club Game of the Week

If you need a last minute, no-prep, mixer for Club, here's an easy winner. 

  • Grab a coin out of your car. 
  • Instruct everyone to stand up and either grab their head or their tail. 
  • Flip the coin. 
  • If it lands on tails, everyone grabbing their heads will sit down and is out.
  • Play until all but a winner is eliminated. 
  • Offer "Lunch with a Leader" as a prize for the winner. 

Originally spotted on

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

In a few weeks, we're having a hoe-down. You can find hoe-down ideas here

As one of the opening mixers, we're doing a Pumpkin Hunt. It's similar to an Easter Egg Hunt, but the prizes aren't inside the pumpkins, instead it is more like a raffle.

You could also do The Great Pumpkin Hunt as a completely separate event. 

How It Works

  • Buy 50 mini-pumpkins. You can probably get them from a local pumpkin lot or Wal-mart for around .75 cents/pumpkin. 
  • Take a sharpie and number each pumpkin 1-49. 
  • Use gold spray paint to paint the 50th pumpkin and make it the elusive "Golden Pumpkin"
  • Write down numbers 1-49 on scrap pieces of paper and put them inside a plastic pumpkin or bowl. 
  • Hide all the pumpkins so none are visible from the starting line. If you're having club inside a barn, hide the pumpkins in places where kids won't find them when they're hanging out before Club. Maybe there are woods behind the barn where you can hide the pumpkins. 
  • Explain to the kids that they're only allowed to find as many pumpkins as they can carry in their arms, so no collecting pumpkins in book bags. 
  • After kids have gone on the hunt, they will all return with the pumpkins they've collected. Then have one kid come up and draw a number out of the plastic pumpkin. Whoever found the pumpkin with that number on it wins a prize.
  • For prizes, you could give away Halloween candy, lunch with a leader, costume mustaches, etc...
  • Draw 5 numbers and give away 5 prizes. 
  • Whoever finds the Golden Pumpkin gets $100 off of summer camp!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Happy 50th Birthday Athens YL

Check out all the folks sending birthday wishes to Young Life in Athens, GA in this video! You're sure to see some familiar faces! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Death Of A Club

By Matt Weatherly, YL Leader in Greensboro, NC. 

As Young Life leaders, what we do is holy. Ministering to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students is a gift that few people get to experience. We’ve been told our role is important and that Jesus goes with us, yet over time we can quickly forget. It isn’t to lay down our lives. It’s easy to get discouraged. It’s also easy to get discouraged when you watch a ministry fail right in front of your eyes.

That’s exactly what happened to me.

I was placed as a Young Life Leader at Northwest High School in the spring of 2014. I vividly remember the first club I ever went to as a leader. As a freshmen in college I walked into a gigantic room and watched more than 250 kids pour through the doors. The club music was led by a full band of high schoolers. The skits were hilarious. There was no dead time. Everything was on point. To be honest, as a new leader, I wasn’t really needed. There were older leaders who had logged many hours of contact work and were running on all cylinders.

At the beginning of my sophomore year I was asked to be a team leader. I wasn’t ready. Even though I knew I was in over my head, the fear of failing drove me to keep my mouth shut and attempt to convince everyone around me that I had what it took to do the job.  I looked up to those other leaders and staff and didn't want anyone finding out that I wasn’t as good of a Young Life Leader as I appeared to be on Instagram.

As the year progressed, the truth came out. Our club numbers started dropping. I was consumed by my own academic challenges in college and my time spent at the high school became less and less. I began to believe the lie that I was not cut out for Young Life.

Last year we had a club where not a single kid showed up. In just two short years, 250 kids had turned into 0. It seemed that all had been lost.

The enemy had me convinced that I was a failure.  I believed with all my heart that it was my fault that such a great club and thriving ministry had failed. I wasn’t at the school enough. I hadn’t prayed enough. My motives weren’t pure. All of my worst fears about being a leader had come true.


It seems that the “Jesus way” is always one of death and resurrection. With Jesus, death is never the end, it is only the beginning.

During the second semester of that year of “failure,” Jesus began to work miracles in my life. Through the reading of different books and different scriptures, I witnessed my heart being changed. The perfect love of Jesus began to drive out my fear. (1 John 4:18). He opened my eyes and I began to see how the Lord had been there all along.

Even though club was a ghost town, I still had a group of Junior guys who would show up at campaigners. Every week our friendships deepened. I watched as Jesus began to change their hearts too. I watched as they started to believe that Jesus had a call and a plan for their lives.

This year, they’re Senior Leaders.

This year, we had 35 kids at our first club.

This year, three senior girls decided that they still want Young Life to impact lives for Jesus at Northwest and they hopped onto our team too.

This year, I have been at the high school more times than I can count.

This year, we’re going to fill a bus up with kids and take them to Rockbridge.

This year, kids are going to move from death to life.

This year, all of the rest of their years are going to be different because they are about to come face to face with their Creator.

Jesus is who He says He is. His voice speaks louder than the lies. He has equipped our team to tell every kid at Northwest High School that the stories are true. That He is real. That they are delighted in and sought after by the God of the universe.

I didn’t know if ministry was ever going to get better as long as I led there, but it is starting to, and I believe that it will for you. Bring yourself and those kids to the feet of Jesus. Don’t give up when kids stop coming and don’t miss the few kids that didn’t leave for some reason, disciple them. Don’t give up when you have stopped believing in yourself. You have what it takes because Jesus said you do. End of story.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Trump, Clinton and Campaigners

As expected, last night's presidential debate was a slugfest. Clinton and Trump's constant insults reminded me of middle school and what our teenage friends often endure. 

They live in a world where their identities are shaped by what others say about them, to their face and on social media.

"You're fat."
"You suck."
"You're ugly."
"Your zits are gross. Invest in Proactiv."
"You'll never make the grade."
"You're lazy."
"You're a failure."
"You're a disappointment."
"You'll never make the team."
"You're lonely."

If you made it all the way through the presidential debate, you noticed an abrupt change in the atmosphere at the very end. One voter in the town hall asked, Would either of you name one positive thing you respect in one another?”

It felt strange to hear them speak positively about one another. It felt as if we'd been watching a gun fight and for just a moment, they set the guns down.

I imagine that's how our middle and high school friends often feel. 

Like they're stuck in the middle of a war of words.

Trying to survive.

Trying to discover the truth about who they are. 

What if this week at Campaigners we took a few moments and reminded them of the truth? 

Here's one way you could do it:
  • Place one of your Campaigners guys or gals in front of white board or poster board.
  • Have others in your Campaigners group write a word or phrase about them, then take a picture. 
  • Don't let them see the words until after the photo is taken.
  • Share the pics on social media as an encouragement to the person. Maybe feature one kid/week on your club's Instagram account. 

Another way you could remind them of the truth:

Read through the following list of scripture verses about what God says regarding our identity. Hand each of them 3 index cards and have them copy 3 different verses of their choosing, 1 on each card. Ask them to strategically place the index cards in places where they will constantly be reminded of the truth of their identity. Maybe their bathroom mirror, dashboard of their car, and inside of one of their books for school. 

Our True Identity In Christ

You Are Made by God and Known by God

God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Genesis 2:7

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:1-24

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Ps. 139:14

You’ve Been Made New

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

You Have a Hopeful Future

I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

You Are Royalty

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

You Are the Body of Christ

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

You Will Bear Much Fruit

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

You Are a Child of God

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. 1 John 3:1-3

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:14-15

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17

Christ Lives in You 

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Ephesians 1:4

You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22

God Calls You His Friend        

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. Ephesians 2:19

You Are Valuable   

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26

You Are No Longer Guilty

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1