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I agree with Tim, yeah they may know you are a short term leader, but treat them as if they are your own and that you will be with them for life! Many good suggestions below as far as places to go for ideas. I do my best to love on my students and speak truth into their lives EVERY week! Not fluff, or feel good...but TRUTH! I am not their buddy, but I am their spiritual leader :)

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I would suggest the book "Sustainable Youth Ministry" by Mark DeVries as starter for you and the church staff/committee. Building a ministry is more than just bringing in a good youth pastor. Like others have said, don't make it seem like you are doing it just to fill in some time till they hire a "real" person.
The church will need to figure out what type of youth ministry they want before they hire someone, otherwise that person may have a completely different idea of what the ministry looks like. I would start by gathering the students and parents and start exploring some ideas of what they want. They will have the best knowledge of how to move forward. I would also look at what events you are doing and why you are doing them.

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Some of the guys below given some good resources. The http://www.thesourcefym.com/ is great, and I think one of the best out there.

I would caution against video curriculum, video is really more of a buster generation thing. It can be effective, but it has to be really, really high quality.

Last I will suggest this. Even though you may not be the long term answer, you can begin to lay some good groundwork. What does your church believe about youth ministry? What is your philosophy of ministry as a church? How does that work itself out from a programming perspective? See:
http://ymtheology.com/theology-philosophy-praxis
http://ymtheology.com/youth-ministry-models
http://ymtheology.com/is-youth-ministry-biblical- video

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Glad to hear you guys are stepping in to love on the kids! My one word of caution based on your description above is to not do this just because no one else will. Be careful about communicating to the kids, "We're only here until we can pay someone else to take over." That could easily build some walls because the kids will think, "This person is only here until they can leave, so don't connect to closely with them." I know you don't mean to communicate that -- just be intentional about NOT communicating it.

As far as a format is concerned, a good place to start might be:
-- Game/mixer
-- Everyone share about their week
-- Bible study
-- Prayer

Below are some things I've written that might be helpful as you get started in youth ministry.

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I was in the same spot as you years ago, a huge pat on the back for being willing to love those teens!

I would absolutely pick up a copy of "How to Volunteer Like a Pro" by Jim Hancock. Best "intro to Youth Ministry" book I've read. [Link Below]

Another good place to start is with questions. There are some great question books like Gimme Five, or When I..., or Tough Topics. They get the conversation rolling.

Nooma would probably be the simplest curriculum to start with. Watch a video, then talk about it. But that's a bit pricey per lesson. You could also pick something from the "Creative Bible Lessons" series, they are pretty straightforward.

Lastly, make it a point to connect with students outside of Sun. & Wed. Facebook, coffee, etc

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I'd begin with alot of love! Youth ministry already feels like the black sheep of the church family most times. W/o a Sr. and a Youth Pastor, I'd say those kids desperately need your relationship as well as whatever else you have volunteering with them to keep on getting together so that they KNOW someone's still caring for them and wants them to know Jesus. Icebreakers and videos are great. Use them. But I'd make sure your loving on them. It sounds like you know those students so nurture those relationships!

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I've been in youth ministry full time for 10 years and still my favorite resource is a free website called The Source 4 Youth Ministry. It has all kinds of games and ice breakers for any purpose, size of group, or size of venue. It has ready-made Bible lessons that are pretty easy to deliver without a lot of preparation time. It has movie clip illustrations if you want to use a movie clip. It also has lots of advice on planning events and trips and just things to think about if you've never done some of this before. Thank you for stepping up and leading the ministry. Your kids will be blessed, and so will you!