The Middle Years Ministry

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, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Project/Event: "Can-Struction" Night

Looking for a holiday service project, group/team competitio , and fun event idea all rolled into one!!?  Try having a CAN-STRUCTION NIGHT!

 " Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. At the close of the competition all of the food is donated to local food banks where the competitions are held"
- From the "Can-Struction" official website
Obviously, your youth group, especially your MS/JH student are not going to be able to compete against architects, engineers and contractors, but they can compete against each other.  Here is a great fun idea, that I am doing with my group this holiday season.

We are having a "Can-stuction" night right before we take a break for the holiday season.  We are spending 4-5 weeks doing a canned food drive, each small group competing to see how much they can stock up and collect.  On the final night we are going to have a build off.  Each group using only the cans that they have collected or got donated to "can-struct" a sculpture.  They are not allowed to use glue or duct tape, they must use just non-permanent tape, wire, string and so forth so that in the end the cans can be donated and used for our church's food pantry.

To find out more and get more of an idea check out the official website: CLICK HERE.  

Here are a few samples from the "pros"...

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