MIM events were in full swing this month! We had some over-lapping events where we find extra staff to help out with events and divide and conquer. And, we have some new (and great MIM partnerships) out east in Mayville and West Fargo!
Our first event with Mayville Lutheran was a lock-in for grades 6-9. Classic lock-in activities and Camp Metigoshe fun filled the air: A game of Sardines, a craft of prayer beads, a Bible study on Prayer, an adventure course of TP Shuffle… It was a great time. Top it all off, the 9th graders even lead a worship for everyone (with the help of Pastor Keith).
Leadership events are one of my (Jenn’s) favorites. This workshop was a 3.5 hour event held for anyone at Bread of Life who was interested in learning more about leadership in general. We enjoyed a great time with a few get-to-know-you and team bonding activities. Conversations about what leadership is as well as qualities of leadership were abound. We dissected 5 different exemplary qualities and found ways to exemplify them at their own church. Interactive activities were a highlight as participants experienced four different styles of leadership. After the activities, we discussed the differences and when each one might be beneficial. All the participants filled out a short questionnaire to find out which style(s) they tended to lean towards more.
Early Out Hangout #2
Our second early out hangout in Rugby was another success! We had a smaller number of kids attend (32), but we came better prepared and still had a blast. Some highlights of this event were creating “forgiveness” hugs as a craft, learning about forgiveness in SWAT, great camp games, and of course awesome camp songs! It was another great partnership in the Rugby community. (If you missed October’s Mini-MIMoments, check it out for more info on the Early Out program).
Our most recent lock-in took place at Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo. We started with a “hunger meal,” where a group of 8th graders and their families learned what it felt like to not have enough to eat. From that point, the families departed and the 8th graders stayed. The youth enjoyed playing games such as crab-walk soccer and Gaga Ball and also diving into God’s word to learn how we can love our neighbors.