Today we are sharing another great game to play for those long rides you might experience in ministry. This one is well known, but rarely played well. We want to make Name That Tune a success for you!
Before I became a Christian, one of my buddies in High School tried to reach out to me by telling me that Christian music was really good. To prove his point, he put in a CD of Petra… yes… that Petra. Even at the time, they were not at the top of the Christian music industry. As a result, I, being the nice guy I was, told him that his music stunk (in not so nice terms) and walked away thinking Christian music was a joke.
Well summer is closing in, and for most student ministries, that means lots of events, camps and missions trips. That also means that you and your group will be sharing a fair amount of time together in a car, van or bus.
I’ve found that these times can go one of three ways:
1. Everyone pops their headphones in and no one talks to each other for the next 4 hours.
2. People are get tired and grouchy (especially on the way back), and the amazing experience you just had takes a downhill turn.
PREP TIME– None
ITEMS NEEDED– Tons of Rubber Bands (thousands if possible)
GAME TIME– 2-5 Minutes
PARTICIPANTS– 2-4 Teams of 3 (or more if you’d like!)
PREP TIME– Depends on the Event
ITEMS NEEDED– Depends on the Event
GAME TIME– Depends on the Event
PARTICIPANTS– 2 Participants (some team games may require more)
This a great game to stir up a some excitement during the summer months. The other bonus is that since most students are out of school, most of them will have time to hang out help put the competitions together.
Not only is this a fun game, but it can also be incorporated into a message or lesson about listening, speaking up, guidance or trust.
PREP TIME– 10-20 Minutes
ITEMS NEEDED– Blindfolds & Obstacle Course Materials
GAME TIME– 5-10 Minutes
PARTICIPANTS– Minimum of 4 Teams (you can play with as many as you would like)
Set up an obstacle course in your meeting room, gym or even outside if it’s possible. I generally tend to just use things that I have in my office or things lying around our church. You can let participants crawl under, climb over or even climb through things. In addition, you can have them perform certain tasks at predetermined locations (like carry an egg with them without breaking it or eat something).