2017 Fall Confirmation Retreat

Session 3: What Will You Do?

INTRODUCTION

NAMES                        BOB

  1. Pick one person to be the leader-that person becomes “Bob.” Everyone else keeps their own name.
  2. Before you begin the game, have everyone tell the group their name.
  3. Start a rhythm by slowly slapping your hands on your knees twice and then clapping twice. Keep repeating until everyone is in rhythm. Begin slowly. Later as the game is familiar you can speed up the rhythm.
  4. “Bob” then begins by saying “Bob” during the knee slaps, and anyone else’s name in the group during the handclaps.
  5. The person “Bob” names must respond immediately by saying their name during the next knee slaps, and anyone else’s during the hand claps (exception: you can never call the name of the person who just called you).
  6. The person called must do the same thing, calling out their own name and then someone else’s name. (Example: Bob, Sally. Sally, Fred. Fred, Sarah. Sarah, Steve. . .)
  7. This keeps going until somebody makes a mistake or fails to shout a name in time.At that point, the person who made a mistake moves to the spot to the right of Bob. Everybody moves one spot to the right to fill the hole left by the person who lost.
  8. Here’s the catch: Each person’s name remains with their chair! They become the name of the person who was ahead of them. Throughout the game, the name will always stay with the spot, and the person becomes that name as they move into that spot.The ultimate goal is to unseat “Bob” and take his place.

WARMUP

SPRINGBOARD                MAD LIB

WORK                         THE VERBS OF CHURCH

In a broken and fearful world

the Spirit gives us courage

to pray without ceasing,

to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior,

to unmask idolatries in Church and culture,

to hear the voices of peoples long silenced,

and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace.

In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit,

we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks

and to live holy and joyful lives,

even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth,

praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

With believers in every time and place,

we rejoice that nothing in life or in death

can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

WORK                        THE VERBS OF YOUR LIFE

CLOSING PRAYER