Archive for June, 2009
This wasn’t my idea. I stole it from the book Destination Unknown. I have modified it a bit.
At my church we have a YAC or Youth Advisory Council. This group is made up of parent and adults that help me out when I need it. I told them about my idea for these field trips.. and someone came up with the name Vision Quest.
Our first Vision Quest is listed below.. we had 20 kids (ages 5th grade to 10th) and 3 adults go…we went to Sonic and partook of some libations after. I completely forgot to take photos of the kids at the cemetery. Below is what I handed the drivers.
- What did you find?
- What did it feel like walking among the tombstones?
- What happens after a person dies?
- Why do you think that?
55 O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?[c]”
- What is Paul saying happens after a Christian dies?
- What do you think Paul meant when he wrote verse 57?
- If there is no death, then what does it mean that all these people still died?
** Jesus died and then rose from the dead, any who accept him as their savior will also be raised from the dead so that they can live with him eternally.
- When you get to heaven, is there someone there who you’d like to try to find right away?
- Do you know someone your own age who has died?
- How close were you to them?
- How did they die?
- What would living be like if you thought you would only live here and never have an eternity with God?
I’m always looking for a good movie to show the Youth Group. This is a good movie, but probably not the FIRST movie I would choose to show my group. Here’s my thoughts on it.
1. It’s interesting.. but might be a bit over some of the kids heads.
2. It talks about Darwin, Evolution, Creationism and Intelligent Design. I think the kids may need to first have an a bit of an understand of each of those things before they will truly appreciate the movie.
3. It does ask you to think, and challenges you to do so.
4. If I show it, it would be in excerpts to back up a discussion.
5. I think if I did show it, I would need to "prep" the kids to let them know we were showing a serious movie, and give them the background on each of the views that are discussed.
I do see the value and importance in the movie… and enjoyed watchng it with The Man and my 2 oldest children.