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WILLOUGHBY

TEAM CHALLENGE - 5MINS 

If you are the first team to arrive begin with the Team Challenge! If there is already a team doing Team Challenge, move to Pop Quiz, Photo Op, or Stories and Prayers. For this section you will need to use the props and prompts provided by the team. Upload your photos at the end!

TEAM CHALLENGE

For this challenge a team must complete the hop scotch challenge that has been chalked on the sidewalk. Have 3 people compete in this challenge. Team Captains, time the three hopscotchers in the challenge. Add up the 3 scores and submit here.

In the event that rain has washed the hopscotch course away, time your 3 team members doing the following along the sidewalk:

1. START 5 hops....2. Walk 5 steps & spin...3. Say all 5 congregations...4. Classic hopscotch...5. Silly walk 10 steps...6. Spin 3 times...7. Name an elder...8. Walk backwards 10 steps...9. 6 jumping jacks...10. 10 shuffles sideways...11. 10 second dance party...12. Strike a pose! FINISH

*At least one of the three people must be a child or youngest person on your team if there are no kids (Edge age and under).

1000pts = 1st place | 500pts = 2nd place | 250pts = 3rd place

UPLOAD SCORE HERE

STORIES + PRAYERS - 5MINS

If there is already a team doing Team Challenge, move onto Stories and Prayers or Photo Op and Pop Quiz. Read through the stories or watch the videos. Spend a few minutes praying for the neighbourhood.

PLANTING

One of the things we did right at the beginning of planting a congregation in Willoughby, was to touch base with the other churches in the neighbourhood and ask their blessing on us launching a new congregation there. Too often churches just do whatever they want without any consultation with other Christ followers in a neighbourhood, but on this occasion I think we got it right. We received a note from one church welcoming us to the neighbourhood and along with the note came a cheque for $1000 to help us to get started. This to me was a clear evidence of God at work - as He is pleased with unity.

SVENJE'S STORY

Recently I’ve seen God work through his people in this neighbourhood in a host of different ways, but particularly in hospitality and generosity. I never even knew it was possible to be hospitable during Covid, but the Willoughby congregation has shown us that it is possible, with enough love and creativity.
As new "settlers" in the neighbourhood I have experienced anew a God who is intricately involved in the details of our lives - through "random" connections and "coincidental" circumstances that have created opportunities to share the love and joy of Christ. As our kids have been settling in school we’ve had to explain things like why we don’t use the Lord’s name in vain and how much God loves them and their friends and teachers. Seeing them trust Jesus to help make new friends has been so worth the heartache. God is at work and we are extremely grateful to be a part of what he is doing and what he has planned for this neighbourhood!

PRAY FOR WILLOUGHBY THAT...

Pray that God would bring three more Christian families to help us replant the Willoughby congregation, and three nonchristian families to participate on mission with us.  Pray also that we would recognize where God is already at work in the neighbourhood and join in.

POP QUIZ + PHOTO OP - 5MINS

PHOTO OP + POP QUIZ: Complete this section if there is already a team at doing Team Challenge Stories + Prayers at this Pit Stop.

PHOTO OP

  1. Take a rock from the pile of "plain"rocks.
  2. As a group, think of a verse that you would give to the Willoughby crew as a blessing to them.
  3. With a sharpie provided, write the reference for the verse on the stone
  4. Pile each stone on the Ebenezer, or "blessing pile" of stones.
  5. Take a picture of the "blessing pile." You may be the first or last group so the pile will be varying heights. If you are the first group, you will be creating the pile by placing the first stone. Think of a creative way to take a photo with the rocks.

500 POINTS GIVEN TO THE TOP 3 TEAM PHOTO OPS!

UPLOAD PHOTO HERE

POP QUIZ

Click the button below to complete the Pop Quiz. If you helped create the quiz, please don't give the answers away!

250 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT EASY/MEDIUM ANSWER

500 POINTS FOR EACH CORRECT HARD ANSWER

POP QUIZ

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