Author: Jasson Gunawan (leader)
Event: Junior (Yr 7-9) Bible Study Group Social
On the 8th of May as we did in Term 1, junior leaders of Rewire hosted another bible study group social; this time, at my humble abode.
We hung out and made sushi together, played multiple games with stakes/rewards involved, and set some time aside to put out our thoughts on our youth group, Rewire.
Homemade, budget sushi!
Whilst trying to stay creative as leaders, we moved on from making homemade pizza in our previous bible study group social to homemade sushi.
With our limited budget we didn’t use any raw seafood. However, our lack of faithfulness to real sushi making didn’t stop us from making ones that tasted great and looked amazing! We recommend using these cheaper ingredients if you’ve had thoughts on rolling your own. It’s only a Google away for you to figure out how to put these ingredients together, and for some of us, experimenting without written instructions goes places.
Things got a bit heated and competitive… Love it!
Due to the heat of the moment, unfortunately no pictures were taken for these activities. We played multiple rounds of:
- “Heads Up” by Ellen DeGeneres (we may not have pictures, but we’ve got heaps of videos recorded!)
- We split ourselves into two teams and competed for the most guesses for multiple categories, which counted for as points.
- The team that won were given rights to choose what to do next for our junior bible study group social.
- The following high-schoolers won: Toby, Haley, Jessie, Darren.
- A variation of “PIG” called “Spoons”, using chopsticks instead of the spoon (a game we played for the sushi roulette!)
- Played individually against one another.
- Whichever individual loses that round had to select and eat a sushi provided on a tray, which may or may not contain surprises (not for the feint hearted!)
- There was so much anticipation, and we had good laughs.
Why Rewire? What does it mean when we say that Rewire’s my youth group?
As junior Rewire, we thought about the following:
What do we think is the purpose of youth group?
What are our intentions in attending youth group?
What are some things we enjoyed or disliked about youth group?
What are my expectations from a Rewire leader?
What are my expectations from every other member of Rewire?
In what ways can our youth group be improved?
How will I be on board (help) with Rewire and what we’ve said for the questions above?
With most of us the juniors having been to Rewire since the beginning of this year, and for some a few years, it was an appropriate time for us to tackle through these questions together. We’ve kept all responses recorded in order to move forward with the juniors, and reflect on these responses in the future when things change.
More importantly, these discussions helped us put Rewire back into perspective:
1) Rewire has a purpose that is very Christian and biblical, making it unique to a normal gathering of high-schoolers.
2) Rewire can only serve its purpose through the involvement of the majority.
Junior Rewire leaders have planned to continue talking through these for those that have missed out in our next series of bible studies.
I had such an awesome time hanging out with this lot last week 🙂 Looking forward to more outings and time spent with my Rewirables in the future.
“23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:23-25