Outreach Event Ideas
Kung Fu night always rocked. We would get a ton of Chinese food and decorate our house as Chinese as we could get it (no chairs, lots of paper lanterns and some traditional Chinese artwork). We even had Chinese music playing in the background. Everyone had to dress Kung Fu and we played cool Kung Fu related games - chopsticks with ping pong ball relays, nun chuck routine contests, Shoulin monk sword fighting (swimming pool noodles while standing on a beam) and of course prizes for most original costumes.
It was a tradition to watch the last fifteen minutes of Snake in the Eagle's Shadow (one of the greatest martial arts film ever made). Then we would discuss the clip-it is about honor (but to be honest it is more about serious butt kicking). We did this for 3 years in a row. The best one we ever did, we had invited two guys from a Christian martial arts team from up the road. They broke a bunch of boards, did some Kata forms and gave their testimonies. This was our biggest event and we would have an average of 75 kids come for this event. (Those were HUGE numbers for us. We usually had 10-15.) Our kids loved this night so much they invited all of their friends.
Thom and Amy McKee, volunteers, Youth for Christ, Sacramento, CA