We had an awesome time at Contagious Youth last night up in The Loft.
As usual the youth ministry team gathered at 5:30 and ran over our game plan and prayed.
As students arrived they immediately hit the ping pong table, foosball table and sat around on the sofas or at the coffee bar talking. It's great to see fellowship happening among the students and adults.
We started off the evening with soda can friends game. A fun game where one student was on the floor with a soda can on their forehead and their team mate had to stand and put their forehead on the other end of the can and then stand up without dropping the can and no using their hands or anything else to keep the can between their foreheads. We had 3 teams compete and a team of two girls did won the game in 20 seconds and got to take home two board games.
Then we split up and Ramon and the middle school team took the middle school students with them and I stayed and taught the high school students. Our lesson each week is the same for both groups just tweaked for their age group. Last night we continued our series on Relationships and talked about our relationship with authority. Using scripture we covered, parents, teachers, government, elders and pastors. The students then broke in to their PODz and discussed the lesson and talked about applying it to their lives this week.
Following our Bible study time we had Hang Time. The hit last night was the taco in a bag. Simply take a bag of fritos, open it, dump in a spoon of taco meat. We had a table set up with various toppings for their taco in a bag. It didn't take long for 50 bags and 6 lbs of taco meat and couple pounds of cheese to disappear. We watched the promo for our upcoming Man Weekend campout.
The team and students surprised me with a giant birthday cookie and a birthday card. That was nice and many of the kids wrote nice notes in the card. Tomorrow I turn the big 46 (4 years from half a century).