Before the Session

Facilitator: In advance of the session

  • Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
  • Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
  • Listen to the Faithelement podcast for this session
  • Use the social media prompts on this session’s webpage to help youth begin engaging the session them ahead of their gathering.
  • Have ready a large amount of clothespins, a pool noodle, and a blindfold;


Play Clothespin Samurai by
arranging everyone into a circle, with one volunteer (aka, “The Samurai”) in the middle. Attach a healthy number of clothespins to the volunteer’s clothing, blindfold them, and give them a pool noodle. The people on the outside must remove the pins without getting whacked by the noodle. If a someone gets hit three times, they are out of the game, but can continue to make comments to the other players and volunteer. After one or two people have had the chance to be the volunteer, stop and ask:

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