MSWN

Our Middle School Welcome Night this past Friday was CRAZY AWESOME!

Thanks everyone for your hard work setting up the lights/decorations/photo booth, playing in the praise band, performing the skit, making/starring in the trailer, and designing the MSWN flyer. We're really proud of you guys for making all of this happen!

Here are some pictures from the night:

 We kicked off the night with a pizza dinner and photobooth time by grade. Although we were initially going to hold a competition for the most creative, most epic, and most silliest picture, all sense of greater purpose clearly dissolved the moment people saw the props.

We kicked off the night with a pizza dinner and photobooth time by grade. Although we were initially going to hold a competition for the most creative, most epic, and most silliest picture, all sense of greater purpose clearly dissolved the moment people saw the props.

 Afterwards, Hartie led our praise time while our very own Element students supplied the instrumentals!

Afterwards, Hartie led our praise time while our very own Element students supplied the instrumentals!

 Our students then performed a skit about 4 very accomplished middle schoolers (a  fashionista, a tai-chi champion, a student council activist, and a world-class gamer) who think they've made it to the top. But at the  end of the day, our heroes all feel frustrated and dissatisfied with what they've done to try to fit in, and start to wonder if their friends know something that they don't.

Our students then performed a skit about 4 very accomplished middle schoolers (a fashionista, a tai-chi champion, a student council activist, and a world-class gamer) who think they've made it to the top. But at the end of the day, our heroes all feel frustrated and dissatisfied with what they've done to try to fit in, and start to wonder if their friends know something that they don't.

 Chris then gave a message about how during our middle school years, everyone tries to find belonging through different things. We think that looking a certain way or having certain accomplishments will earn us the acceptance and love that we crave, when the only true source of unconditional love comes from God.

Chris then gave a message about how during our middle school years, everyone tries to find belonging through different things. We think that looking a certain way or having certain accomplishments will earn us the acceptance and love that we crave, when the only true source of unconditional love comes from God.

 We then broke into groups and had a crazy fun game time . The guys seemed to come alive the moment they realized they were in their element...

We then broke into groups and had a crazy fun game time . The guys seemed to come alive the moment they realized they were in their element...

 And of course, our game masters were genius enough to invent a game that involved cleaning up too! Students donned dinosaur masks and competed to see which team could pick up the most toilet paper with their wrists bound together by masking tape. It was surprisingly challenging, and makes me wonder how T-rexes could become predators when they couldn't even pick things up.

And of course, our game masters were genius enough to invent a game that involved cleaning up too! Students donned dinosaur masks and competed to see which team could pick up the most toilet paper with their wrists bound together by masking tape. It was surprisingly challenging, and makes me wonder how T-rexes could become predators when they couldn't even pick things up.

Also check out our recap video for Element MS and HS:

Had a blast with you guys! Make sure to invite your friends out for HotSpot next week too!

Matt LeeComment