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We hope you had an incredible weekend! In today’s Monday Minute we are talking about how to deal with that guy. You know who I’m talking about- they guy who thinks that your ice-breaker is the Super Bowl, the guy who yells at a Jr. High girl because she giggled during your message, the guy who thinks they know better than everyone else. In fact, you’re probably picturing someone right now… if you’re not, you might be that guy! Seriously though, that guy can ruin your ministry if you fail to deal with them.
I’m all for being competitive, but then again, you don’t want to wind up being the crazy Little League parent that screams and yells at 8-years-olds. In all seriousness, you have to guard against allowing these types of people into your ministry. While we need to develop and train young leaders who have potential, we must also guard our students from people who are potentially harmful, even if it is unknowingly.
Here’s a few quick tips in dealing with people like that:
PREP TIME – 1 Minute
ITEMS NEEDED – 200 Clothespins (50 per team)
GAME TIME – 2-3 Minutes
PARTICIPANTS – 12- 4 Teams of 3
This is a simple, cheap and quick game to run if you don’t have a lot of time. Choose 4 teams of 3. Hand each team a bag with 50 clothespins in it. Then explain that each team must choose one member in their group to be the “pin-ee” and the other two will be the “pin-ers”.
PREP TIME – 5-10 Minutes
ITEMS NEEDED – 12- ½ Filled Dixie Cups of Lemon Juice, 12- 4 oz Cups of Water, 12 Packets of Sugar
GAME TIME – 3-5 Minutes
PARTICIPANTS – 12 (4 Teams of 3)
Once you have your contestants, separate them into groups and have them line up single file behind the table where the ingredients will be placed. Each portion of the table (make it four distinct sections) should have 3- ½ filled Dixie cups of lemon juice, 3- 4oz cups of water, 3 packets of sugar.
Here at Student Ministry Games, we realize that there is a plethora of game sites out there. Every Friday we will share one of our favorites with you, highlighting its strengths.
Today, we take a look at one of the big boys, Simply Youth Ministry’s morethandodgeball.
Happy Thanksgiving! Take time to give thanks to God for all you have been blessed with. Most of us, even on our worst day, have far more than the rest of this world. After you are done giving thanks, take a moment to read the rest of this blog and check out some of our archive of games before the tryptophan kicks in!
If you are new to my blog (and you all are at this point!), I will be sharing a gaming tip every Thursday. It may be tempting to look past this, but I highly recommend taking two minutes to read the post. If you are the Student/Youth Pastor, you may find this as a helpful resource to pass on to leaders who assist or run the games for your ministry.
In 15+ years of working with students, I have come to realize a few things that will help ensure that your games become a hit. There’s nothing more disappointing than getting a bunch of people excited for a game, only to see it fizzle before your eyes. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, I will share the first of my 7 Golden Rules of Gaming.
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!