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Offline archangel

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Underground church
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:37:47 AM »
We hosted a mission team this past month. They came and built a playground and did some major repair work on our church. The blessing was huge! Anyway, our two youth groups got together and played a game called underground church. This is how it went.

There are 3 sides.

Side A is the Missionary and Pastor who are trying to start the church.
                         
Side B is the local heavies who are trying to stop the church and have the authority to arrest anyone.

Side C is everyone else, the populous who are trying to get to the church without getting caught.

The object of the game is to get everyone in without tipping off the guards and getting everyone arrested.

To this end, the missionary and pastor come up with a password to get into the church. The missionary goes out and finds people and quietly tells them the location of the church and the password. Then the people try to make it to the location without getting arrested.

The Guards are patrolling the area in search of anyone to arrest. If you are not a guard, you are open to arrest. When you are arrested, you are taken to the jail where the jailers will make you do something silly for five minutes. (ie, sing amazing grace to the Gilligan's island theme) then they will turn the person loose.
the guards are looking for the location of the church, and the password into the church. If this happens the game is over and the church is arrested.

When everyone gets into the church, the church wins.

This game is best played in complete darkness and with a very strict adherence to the rules.

1. Guards may not hover around the entrance to the church when it is discovered. They must try to locate and arrest people!

2. The pastor must stay behind to open the door with the password. Only the pastor can let people in and out, he cannot help the missionary find people!

3. If the guards learn the password and attempt to enter the church, they must be allowed in even if you know that they are guards! Play fair.

4. People returning from being arrested must be given a fair chance to hide again. Arresting them as they return down a hallway is not fun for anyone.

5. The guards must walk the people they catch to the jail. They can not expect people to go on their own!   

6. The task in the jail must be worthy of having been caught. Funny, and embarrassing enough to make them not want to go back to jail! (No personal attacks, just keep it fun!)

There is only one missionary and one pastor. There can be multiple guards depending on the number of people you have in your group. Generally, one guard per ten people.

We had a blast with this game! Sort of hide and go seek meets risk! There is a lot of  strategy and quick thinking that needs to happen in order for either side to win. 


To start the game select two people before the group is assembled to be the pastor and missionary. Keep these a secret from everyone else. Send them in to set up a church, in an office or closet with a door that can be shut.

then send in everyone else to find a hiding spot.

Then set up the jail and the jailers. (I've found that adults make the best jailers and have the most fun making the kids do silly things.)

then send in the Guards to find everyone.
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Offline bobooth

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Re: Underground church
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 11:28:01 AM »
that sounds lik a fun game we will give it a try.
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Re: Underground church
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 01:36:07 PM »
coming up with new and creative ideas for the jailers is always fun. If you try this game, leave some of your ideas below.

1) Sing - any song, but to do it with a funny voice or with strange movement will make it worthwhile.

2) List ten wonderful things about your youth pastor/leader. - This ensures a five minute stay and probably 3 things listed with a lot of "uhhmms"

3) Sing the Macerana while doing the chicken dance. Like rubbing your stomach and patting your head. Then reverse it.

Any other ideas?
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Offline onelightmusic

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Re: Underground church
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 03:00:48 PM »
Sounds like a great idea.  I will definitely have to bring this up at my next meeting! 

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Re: Underground church
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 03:37:54 AM »
It is a simple matter If you do not say today, I still do not get it.

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Re: Underground church
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 03:13:31 AM »

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