A challenging team-building and icebreaker "plank walking" relay contest.
Two planks 150mm wide and 1,5m long for each team.
Electric drill and drill bits.
Soft cotton 8-10mm diameter rope.
Ropes and pegs.
Small bars of chocolate for prizes.
You need two planks per team similar to the above picture. Three
8-10mm rope loops are secured through holes drilled in each plank for
the teens to hold onto. Use other ropes and pegs to demarcate
the start and finish lines of the relay course.
Divide the group into teams of even multiples of six. The relay
is run over a short distance with half of the team at each end of the
course. Team members from each end alternately step onto the
plank and hold the the ropes while they "walk" the planks one way and
then back over the course. Prizes are awarded to the winning team.
There is a passage in Isaiah that reminds us that even youths grow tired
and weary, and young men stumble and fall (Isaiah 40:31-32). The
same is true when we get disillusioned with our Christian walk.
Perhaps you have grown cold, and praying and reading your Bible are the
last things you want to do.
However, our walk with Jesus does not depend on how we feel, but on
believing in Jesus and trusting Him to work in our lives. Jesus
promised to never leave us nor forsake us, and His desire is to bring us
safely to Heaven.
Isaiah goes on say that those who hope in the Lord will renew their
strength and will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not
grow weary, and will walk and not faint.
It was hard to walk on those planks, but together you managed very well.
You had to keep on believing that you could do it and you did!
Do the same in your Christian life. Remember, Jesus is with
you, so keep on believing in Him and you will keep on going!