Holy Mischief

13 02 2011

Just a recap:

January 2nd was the first Sunday of 2011.  It was our first youth group program of the new year, but the students were not back in school yet, so I wanted to do something fun and out-of-the-box.  We ended up with a night of “Holy Mischief.”

First, we divided into three groups.  Each group received $20, a church membership directory, a Bible, and a page of instructions that said:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Bless at least 3 people tonight!  ONE must be a youth group member who is not here tonight.  ONE must be a non-youth member of our congregation.  ONE must be a complete stranger.  Anyone else is up to you!

Here are the rules:

1. Your group must stay together at all times.

2. No matter where you are in the process, you must return to the church NO LATER THAN 6:42 p.m.

3. You may not spend any of the money on yourselves.  Any change that you have left over at 6:42 must be returned.

4. You may be as creative as you wish!

5. Do not be rude or mean to anybody!  “Holy mischief” is not the same thing as pulling pranks.  Make sure your only goal is to let people know that God loves them!

6. Come back with a great story!

Our youth really had a good time with the challenge, and they came up with some wonderful, creative ideas!    Over the course of the evening, we delivered ice cream sandwiches to on-duty firemen, visited our senior pastor, pumped gas for strangers, bought toys for kids, passed out hugs to a youth group family, prayed with a church family whose cousin had died the week before, and delivered a fish to one of our seventh-grade girls.

It was a great start to the year, setting the tone for what is to come…



6 responses

14 02 2011

Fish?!?! Now you’ve got me curious.

15 02 2011

That was my group! They decided she would like to have a pet fish, so we al went to wal-mart and bought a betta fish! It was totally random, but I guess that was the point…fortunately, her parents were very good-natured about the whole thing!

16 02 2011


16 03 2011

Love the idea, we might try it soon! cool name for the night too:)

2 04 2011

Hope it goes well for you! Thanks for stopping by!

2 04 2011

I just clicked on the link to your name and caught the joke…I bet I know how you came across this post! Looks like y’all have some awesome things going on!

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