This is an outlandish, fun way to introduce a new leader (or just get a leader from a neighboring group/club who no one knows). As the prize for one of your games, announce that the winner will get a free small pizza from [fill in pizza place in your area]. Have the new leader show up as the pizza delivery guy (or girl). He can wear the hat and everything! After he brings in the pizza, he sits down by one of the kids. Have him sing real bad, pick his nose, and even ask some of the kids about one of the female leaders he thinks is cute. Acting frustrated, ask him if he has pizza to deliver. You can take it as far as you want to. He can also come in and be completely into everything going on in your group that evening Ð being part of a game and skit. At the end of your message (if itÕs not too serious), introduce them!
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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.