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Fall Kick-Off Night

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Goal of this Night

The goal of the night is to introduce teens to Life Teen while building community amongst the Core Team and teens. In this Life Night, teens will begin to build relationships with their peers and the Core Team through various games, activities, and prayer.

About this night

This Life Night is a fun way to kickoff the school year or celebrate the Superbowl. This night combines great food, Core interaction, team challenges, and prayer together in a creative and amusing atmosphere. The night begins with introductions followed by a food-eating contest between teens and Core. An optional chili and/or pie contest allows for teen and parent involvement and great food for all to eat. Dinner follows the food-eating contest as new and veteran Core Members are introduced to the teens. Teens will then gather at different Core Members’ cars to first get to know the Core Member and then decorate their Core Member’s car, showcasing the Core Member’s personality. At the end of the night awards will be given to the food-eating winner as well as the cooks who won the chili and/or pie-making contests. A closing prayer will be prayed over all students to end the night.

Parental Notice

This is the first night of our new semester. Tonight our goal is to simply have fun and get to know one another. Community is an essential part of the success of our ministry. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved. If you’d like to find out more, please contact our youth office.

Environment

This night will take place in your church parking lot, so your environment is simple – cars, cars, and more cars. Having Core Members in jerseys, t-shirts, or sweatshirts of professional, college, or even high school football teams will be a great added touch for the night to help distinguish the Core from the rest of the community. Barbeques, tables, and folding chairs with food for the tailgate party will also add to the environment for the night. Invite parents and/or teens to make chili and/or pies for a chili or pie contest. This will help provide the food for the night and involve the parents and teens in a fun way.

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