Fasting and Prayer Dinner
Get your group together and tell them only that you are going to have a progressive dinner with the theme of Prayer and Fasting. Prepare them for the evening, letting them know that they will be fasting and praying until the end.
At each stop on the way (appetizer, first course, second course, dessert, drinks, etc.) the host (different families) shows the group the part of the meal that they have prepared. The kicker is that instead of eating it, the group sacrifices this meal portion to the Lord and prays for needs in that church family's home as well as others in the group. At each stop a different verse is read and adults give examples of how God has worked in their life.
At the end of the dinner go back to the church for games and fun but when the group arrives the hosts have all backtracked and set up the meal at the church. The teens then get to eat together with the host families. It is an awesome time of sharing. This worked well to hammer the idea home of spiritual disciplines to our teens.
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Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.