Obstacle course 10 mins E
Experience how difficult it can be to trust
You will need: cups filled with sand or water, a blindfold.
- Place a large number of full cups in rows along your space. Invite one young person to be blindfolded and ask for a volunteer to guide them round the cups, just using verbal instructions, e.g. take one step to the right.
- Swap roles and allow everyone to have a turn (you may need to refill some cups if they’ve been spilt!). Afterwards, discuss together how difficult it was to trust. Ask whether looking to Jesus can make negotiating the obstacles of life easier.
Who or what do we look up to? 10 mins W E S
Consider why we put our trust in them
You will need: magazines, newspapers, glue, scissors, large sheet of paper, pens.
- Invite the young people to make a collage of people and things they look up to.
- Ask the group to write the qualities they admire in what they have chosen around the edge. Discuss together: How long do you think you will admire these people/things? Do we trust in them, and if so, why?
Our broken world 10 mins W E A
Explore our responsibility to make sure our world lasts
You will need: spoken word clip.
- Play the clip.
- Then, in small groups, consider the following questions: How do you think God feels about what we are doing to the world? Do we believe our world will last if we don’t make any changes about our behaviour? What practical things can you do as individuals and as a group to help look after the beautiful world that God created? Pray about these things as a group.
Check-in: Connecting faith with everyday, real-life issues