Tired of finding yourself the target of all those messy, muddy, mucky games your junior-high and young teen students thoroughly enjoy? The Challenge allows you to capture the energy of those crowd-pleasing competitions without the nuisance of cleaning up!
Hosted by veteran youth pastor Kurt Johnston, these 20 video-based contests will engage and entertain your students. The concept is simple: Your group will watch the premise and setup for each game and guess the outcome or results-and then watch it all unfold!
Each video features a contestant competing in a wide range of imaginatively wild and zany pool challenges, outdoor challenges, and gym challenges, such as:
- How many frozen fish can the contestant get out of the pool in two minutes-using only his mouth?
- How far can the contestant slide on a chocolate-covered sheet of plastic?
- What's the total distance the contestant can hit five objects that are tossed his way?
- How long will it take the contestant to go around cones three times-once in a burlap sack, once on a skateboard, and once on a pogo stick?
Each video consists of an Apple QuickTime or Windows Media Player file to drop into your visual media player for easy integration into your program.
Kurt Johnston has been in youth ministry since 1988 and currently leads the student ministry team at Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. His ministry of choice is the junior high department, where he tries to spend approximately 87.4% of his time. Kurt and his wife, Rachel, have been married for a long time and have two teenage children, Kayla and Cole.