Up @ BIGhouse this week:
We hope you had a fantastic week off last Wednesday! We're excited this week to have some stories shared from mission trips; the Nuevo Progresso, MX trip, along with the San Francisco trip. We'll be partying in the sanctuary this week, so text those students, and remind them that BIGhouse is back in black, in the sank is where its at.
We'll hear stories of God at work through these trips, through students positioning themselves in uncomfortable situations, and hearing of how God worked through them. The power of personal testimony is so important in our ministries. Even though it might be tough to get in front of folks, get on stage, and share, it's important that we celebrate and claim where God is transforming his people. Sharing stories is huge. Have you shared yours? If not, maybe this week at BIGhouse could be an opportunity for you to share your story.
Small Group this week:
Catch up this week! Ask students to share the high's and low's of their week, and use your time together as an opportunity to bond! Down below is an activity that can be a GREAT way to encourage one another-to build each other up. Let us "encourage one another, building each other up as we see the Day approaching" (Heb. 10:24-25)...
|Materials||Paper plates and markers.|
|How To Play||Sit comfortably in a circle and relax in a room. Each person is given a paper plate and some markers. That person then writes their name on the paper plate.After everyone has their name written, everyone passes their paper plate one person to the left. Each person writes a note (or one positive adjective) on that person's paper plate that they think describes the owner of the plate. Then then pass the plate to the left again and the process continues.This continues until everyone receives their own paper plate back, filled with encouraging messages and words about the strengths their peers see in them.|
Small group Brain Buster
The riddle: Maria takes samll, painstaking steps every night, often using a stick to help her along. Stranger watch her, but no one ever offers to help. The threat of Maria stumbling causes some people to shield their eyes.
Mystery: What is Maria's livelihood and where can she be found?
1-Maria isn't sick or old.
2-Flashy outfits make up most of her wardrobe.
3-Her job requires a fine-tuned physique.
4-She really looks down people.
5-Her whole family is in on the act
The answer:Maria is a tightrope walker at the circus.
The BIGhouse Peeps,
Brad, Nikki, Kristina, Leanne, and Brett