- build community
- share life
- model Christ-like character
- engage in creative content and prayer
- radically goof off together
…then with a small group of 6th grade boys, we would start with radically goofing off together!
So we did.
I’ve amassed a stash of Nerf guns at the church that I used sporadically to connect with small groups of kids when they needed to just play. And so for almost 2 hours after school on a Thursday, we shot Nerf darts at each other, played a variety of games and scenarios, and laughed and laughed and laughed.
Playing Nerf guns together would prove to become a regular activity for us each time we met.
This post is part of a continual series on the Middle School Small Groups Experiment.