What are some good "Bring a Friend Night" ideas?
We've given our youth (around 12 regulars, grade 6-12) a challenge to bring a friend to youth. If they don't bring a friend, they risk being pied in the face. If they all bring a friend, every youth worker will be pied in the face.
What are some good curriculum ideas for a night like this? How about game ideas?
Let me revise/clarify this a little bit. This is our regular ministry night. I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas for a message and/or team building games.
To the person who suggested The Source 4 Youth Ministry: I love that site and have been perusing it.
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If i may answer, I don't have as much of a "what to do" answer as a "what not to do" answer. Whatever you do, should be not too dissimilar from your normal meetings so visitors get an accurate depiction of what your meetings are like. But I would strongly discourage you doing some sort of high-pressure gospel presentation that says "We just brought you to make converts." Focus on building relationships and group interaction. There are some great interactive game ideas for all sizes of groups and venues at www.thesource4ym.com. Questionnaires with random questions are always fun and allow people to learn things about each other.