Lock-In 2011

Tonight is our middle school ministry’s biggest outreach event of the year – our annual Lock-In. As I type this a 50 ft inflatable obstacle course and a 10 person moon jump are being set up in the gym. We get started around 7pm tonight (Friday) and will go until 8am Saturday morning. It’s a blast! We start with all-you-can-eat pizza and pop, move on to a team photo scavenger hunt, followed by some messy games, a short message, some wild and crazy night games, a movie and rockband on the big screen. Some students will sleep, most will not :). I’d appreciate your prayers for…

  • Safety. We’ll be doing some driving during the scavenger hunt and will be playing hard all night. As energy levels decrease, accidents increase. Please pray for the safety of everyone involved.
  • Attendance. The majority of our participants are walk-in registrations…a challenge to plan for, but allows students to invite friends up until we start. Please join us in praying for lots of new faces and for kids that need a church home.
  • Receptivity. During my message tonight, I will be talking about what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and inviting students to make a decision to follow Christ. Please pray for hearts that are open to the message of the Gospel.
  • Connection. Big events are great, but the ongoing ministry happens when students connect with each other, our adult leaders, and with our church on a regular basis. Please pray for students to make the jump from this one time event to our weekly meetings on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings.