Outreach Event Ideas, Sharing Events

5th Quarter Party

We hold a 5th Quarter Party after the home high school football games each season. Our church is 2 blocks from the stadium. We provide music (mix of Christian & secular), either a D.J. or band, plus pizza & pop.

Kids dance or hang out in the Youth Room and play pool, ping pong and foosball. We take digital photos at the game & put in a video presentation that includes info about our Youth Group. We play the video throughout the evening. About midway through the party, we have a short Gospel presentation. The parties have been so well attended that we have also added a few after home basketball games during the winter months. Diane Stewart, Youth Director, First Christian Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Martin Marin
    November 5, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Please provide ideas/suggestions for starting 5th Quarter parties. I am a member of the all-sports booster club at Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Texas and think it is a wonderful idea.

  2. Marjae Montgomery
    January 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Great idea!

  3. Adriana Sanchez
    April 11, 2013 at 12:00 am


  4. Cindy Griffin
    May 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    getting started in outreach, i think this is a good site to start looking at children ministery

  5. Kaylie Thomas
    January 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

    love this idea
    Have any good ideas for the spring?

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