Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Amazing Race

Our Church's children's ministry planned a fantastic evening out this past weekend for mothers and sons.  First we had a scavenger hunt (aka "The Amazing Race").  We partnered with new friends and went around town finding clues to our next destination.  Those clues weren't handed over easily either - the boys had to do something for each a donut, do the chicken dance, go down a slide, etc.  We raced other small groups of mothers/sons, but no one was declared "winner" so it was very low pressure.

After returning to church we had to put together a tanagram before we could say we had finished.

We ate pizza.

And finished the evening bowling.

Your church's children's ministry isn't big enough to plan this you say?  They'd never go for it?  Why wait?  Spearhead it yourself.  If there aren't enough boys, make it open to all the children.  If there aren't enough children at all, invite all the children in the neighborhood near church.  (We paid $20 for each Mom/Son and $5 extra for additional sons). 

Yes, this could be done in families, but it was so nice to meet others and to enjoy the fellowship.  The boys loved it!  I must say, I enjoyed it myself!

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