Fun Friday

People love to have fun and  in our times of fun we can shine the light of Jesus.  The goal of these weekly activities is to create relationships and opportunities to show the gospel of Jesus in our actions and our words.
This Friday's activity:
April 12

Tonight let’s have some fun with darkness and light. Often in Scripture darkness is seen as a place apart from Jesus and we know Jesus is the light of the world. An option may be laser tag where you can talk about still getting attacked even though you are the light. Another option could be flashlight tag at home or in the backyard. Another option is learn shadow puppets and have a competition for who can make the best one. As you do something with darkness and light make sure to talk about the light of the world and how He saves us.

Past Activities

January 5
It’s the first Friday night of 2024. Take the opportunity to spend quality time with someone else. While you are spending time with them asking them how they are genuinely doing and then take a moment to pray for them right on the spot. Remember to connect with them next week and check in to see how things are going
January 12
Host a trivia night tonight and create a round that is all about Jesus. After finishing that round ask your friends and family if the answer about Jesus made sense. Ask if they know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and if they don’t ask them what is keeping them from accepting as their Savior right now.
January 19
Have a bread making party tonight or deliver loaves of bread to some of your friends and neighbors. Isn’t it amazing how just a little bit of yeast can expand and make a big beautiful loaf of bread.  Use this gift of bread to be a way to invite someone into a life of discipleship together. Find a time weekly or a couple times a month to get together and expand the kingdom of God!
January 26
It’s Full Send Friday! Invite someone to join you at Full Send or watch the recording of Full Send Session #1. Afterwards talk about who or what you follow and what it would look like to fully follow God alone!
February 2
Let’s go play in the snow!  Whether you enjoy sledding, a snowball fight or just looking at the snow as you sit around the fire. Tonight let’s talk about snow with others.  When that first snowfall happens it brings a brilliant, pure white covering to the dreary landscape.  As you have fun in the snow tell your friends about the one who can make their life pure as snow.
February 9
Tonight I want you play something or go somewhere that you have to keep track of a score. To that game or activity the score that you count matters, but win or lose at the end of the night I want you to discuss what really matters. For a game maybe it just matters that you all had fun and enjoyed time together, but in life what matters is our relationship with Jesus Christ. Use this as a transition to talk about who Jesus is!
February 16
Tonight as we program our priorities I challenge you to invite people over for dinner and Bible Study. As we live into the values of prayer, discipleship and evangelism let’s use our time wisely. You can use these tools you learned this week or the curriculum we created around these tools or something else that is on your heart. Either way spend time discussing the word of God and helping others grow closer to Him!
February 23
Let’s have a pizza party tonight. Whether you order the pizza or make your own I invite you to ask some questions of those who are eating with you. #1 How much of the pizza pan do you want your pizza to cover? #2 How much of the pizza should be covered with sauce, cheese, toppings? #3 What are the limits to what you put on your pizza? Let this fun conversation lead you into expressing what the love of Jesus covers in our lives and what limits there are to the love of Jesus!
March 1
This one might cost you. Today I want to challenge you to do something hard. First, pray for an enemy or someone who has hurt you. Second, ask God to show you a way to show them love. Third, do what God lays on your heart. Maybe you will write a nice note, maybe you can give them a gift card to their favorite business, maybe you can call them up and say I’m sorry or I forgive you. Let’s have fun showing a high love for others that goes beyond the worldly standards.
March  8

In Ruth chapter 1 there is a lot of grief, sorrow, bitterness and a consequences. In the midst of this Naomi needed hope and we know that is only found in Christ. If you know someone who is hurting or has recently lost a loved one make an intentional priority to spend time with them and do something you know they enjoy. Show them the hope in the love of Jesus today!
March  15

Tonight is a night of provision! God has given to us so that we can give to others! There are people in your life that need your time… provide them a listening ear. Others need some encouragement… provide them with their favorite snack and some quality time. Do what God places on your heart for the people God places on your heart. Be a Boaz for someone today!
March  22

Today I invite you to ask someone to help you. This may be on a project, an errand or even making a plan. It may even be something that you can do on your own, but the goal for tonight is to have someone join you on the journey and use the time to share with them how Boaz helped Ruth and how Jesus helps us.
March  29

Today I invite you to pause at 6 am, 9 am, noon and 3 pm and remember the moments of that Friday. At 6 am Jesus was led to Pilate and then whipped and mocked. At 9 am the nails went in his hands and he was put on the cross. At noon darkness came over the whole land. Finally at 3 pm he breathed his last and the veil in the temple was torn. Have someone over for a meal tonight that includes bread and grape juice or wine. As you eat together talk about how this reminds you of the events of the first Good Friday.
April 5

Today sounds like a great day to go to the thrift store. Get together with a couple of friends and if you are up for an interesting night, challenge each other to pick out an outfit for someone else in the group. Then go enjoy dinner or an activity together afterwards. During the night bring up the idea of redemption and how Jesus has bought you back to be a part of His family!
April 12

Tonight let’s have some fun with darkness and light. Often in Scripture darkness is seen as a place apart from Jesus and we know Jesus is the light of the world. An option may be laser tag where you can talk about still getting attacked even though you are the light. Another option could be flashlight tag at home or in the backyard. Another option is learn shadow puppets and have a competition for who can make the best one. As you do something with darkness and light make sure to talk about the light of the world and how He saves us.