Thursday, November 20, 2008
Invite Night pt 3: Schedule
Invite Night occurred October 15th, 2008 and saw 6 new people come to our youth ministry (there were 37 total for the night), with 5 students getting saved or recommitting their lives to Christ. It was such a resounding success that we've decided to detail the process here so others can take this idea and try it in their ministries.
Here are the other parts: Advertising, Games and Sermon.
Here is the schedule for how the evening went down. Check out my other posts for a description of the games we used.
5:45-6:15- Pizza and Poll Questions. We also used this time for visitor registration. For the first time using Polleverywhere.com you have to take time to show them how to do it, and you have to be patient with the ones that aren't catching on.
6:15-6:18- Butterfly Man- A Video Clip that we got from Bluefish TV. You can view it by clicking here.
6:18-6:30- Wii Sports Boxing Tournament. Tournament is too strong a word, there wasn't a bracket. We let students challenge each other based on age and opposing genders. You can read more about the set up by clicking over to part two.
6:30-6:35- Another Poll Question- And a convenient excuse to get the students participating in Atomic Twinkies out of the room while we told everyone else what to expect.
6:35-6:45- Atomic Twinkies- I apologize for not posting pictures, my camera didn't do this game justice. I'm not sure that the students will ever trust an eating game again.
6:45-6:48- SWAT- Another Bluefish video while we cleaned up the mess left behind by the last game and set up for the next one.
6:48-6:57- Chubby Bunny. If you don't know what this game is, you must not be in youth ministry. We ran out of ideas at the last moment (just kidding, it actually segued into the sermon I preached that night).
6:57-7:00- One more Poll Question, some hangout time and a chance to use the restroom before service.
7:00-7:30- Worship. Our youth band rocked that night!
7:30-7:40- Give a ways and announcements.
7:40-8:15- Sermon. But that's a post all to itself.
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