Eric Gallagher

About Eric Gallagher

Eric Gallagher is a husband and father living in South Dakota. He has been involved in youth ministry since 2003. He has a great love for Discipleship and is currently serving the Diocese of Sioux Falls as the Director of Youth Discipleship & Evangelization. Eric is the founder of Cofome, LLC. which involves all kinds of various online projects, websites, and resources. You can support his work on Patreon here. Interested in having Eric come speak or train your parish or Diocese? Go here.

Game: Stack-O-Cups Relay

2019-09-20T13:36:00-06:00

Supplies Needed Lots of Plastic Cups. 15-20 of one color per team and one of another color per team. This is a quick and easy youth ministry game that can be used as a relay or if you have a smaller group can be done with everyone against everyone. I actually got this idea from

Game: Stack-O-Cups Relay2019-09-20T13:36:00-06:00

Game: The Shoe Game

2019-09-19T20:20:37-06:00

Materials Needed Music (music must be loud, game gets loud and people need to hear it stop) Directions This is probably one of the greatest games for retreat type atmosphere when you need to lighten things up a little bit.  To start have group of between 6-8 people form a circle.  You can just have

Game: The Shoe Game2019-09-19T20:20:37-06:00

Game: Spoons

2019-09-19T15:27:57-06:00

I often have friends in ministry who ask me for directions on games I play and I typically just point them to the site.  When a friend asked me about Spoons and I realized I had never mentioned it on this site, I immediately realized how incomplete the game library on here is.   So,

Game: Spoons2019-09-19T15:27:57-06:00

It’s Impossible to “Form Young People” In Two Hours a Week

2019-04-29T10:15:10-06:00

I recently read through about 80 evaluations from a day of formation offered on discipleship. One of the questions on the participant evaluation asked about specific struggles people had experienced in their discipleship efforts thus far . The most common responses had something to do with the busyness of individuals in the group or lack

It’s Impossible to “Form Young People” In Two Hours a Week2019-04-29T10:15:10-06:00

Why Parents Aren’t Involved in Your Ministry

2019-02-17T15:55:51-06:00

I’ve read a lot of articles and resources from different people involved in youth ministry about how to engage parents within in a youth ministry program. Heck, one of our most-shared blog posts talks about just that. I struggle a lot with this topic because most of the time, the goal is about improving “my

Why Parents Aren’t Involved in Your Ministry2019-02-17T15:55:51-06:00