Friday, March 18 is Awkward Moments Day.
So I feel like we should talk about our awkward youth ministry moments. And then I’ll give away a prize for the best one. Because I love awkward moments.
I mentioned this magical holiday recently in my post, Weird March Holidays to Celebrate in Youth Ministry, along with a simple idea that you can use with your volunteers: run a contest for your volunteers that celebrates the awkwardness of youth ministry.
But then I thought, Hey! I should do this contest for youth workers, too.
So I’ll run this contest for you. And then you can run this contest for your volunteers. Get it? Awesome. So here’s how we’ll play.
1. LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST.
In this comment, tell me your most awkward youth ministry story, like when a water balloon exploded on your lap right before you had to teach. Or when you tried a trust fall to teach your students about faith, but they dropped you and you got a concussion. Or when you asked a kid how their hamster was doing and they told you they accidentally dropped a textbook on top of it and now it’s dead and they started crying. Your comment will enter you into the contest. And if you want even more chances to win, you can submit multiple stories. Each story equals one entry.
2. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.
Because the more awkward youth ministry stories, the better.
3. WIN A PRIZE.
I’ll choose one winner on Friday at 12:00pm EST. I haven’t decided what you’re going to win yet, but I’ll let you know. It’ll be cool, whatever it is. Oh, I know! I’ll give you a 3-month subscription to Digital Devotionals! Plus some other stuff probably.
4. STEAL MY IDEA.
Now take this idea (and this graphic I made for you) and use it with your leaders. Have them submit their funniest and most awkward youth ministry stories to you and then, on Friday, Awkward Moments Day, you can give away a prize of your own to your leader with the most awkward moment.