Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Few Takeaways from the Bonfires and Basketball Event

This past weekend the Heartland District Youth hosted a Bonfires and Basketball event for the youth of the district. It was the first gathering of the 2013-14 school year and I’d like to say it was pretty successful! We had 9 different churches represented from the district with 85-90 participating! It was a great […]

By |November 26th, 2013|Random|0 Comments


When I first heard about this game from some of our youth, I was surprised that this would be a game that they’d want to play as high school students. Infection is a form of tag where you start with one person who is “it”. Everyone else that is playing then has 30-ish seconds […]

District Roundtable Youth Ministry Discussions

Join us at a local restaurant near you for a meal & youth ministry discussion! Check and see what date/location is best for you. We want to hear your voice. All are welcome!

Tuesday, December 10, 5-6:30 pm

Big Boy, 630 S. State St., Big Rapids


Monday, December 16, 6- 7:30 pm

Big Boy, 1500 W Washington St., […]

See You Soon!

So this Saturday is our first Heartland Youth event of the fall (I guess winter now!) with Bonfires and Basketball. It’s happening Nov. 23rd starting at 4pm at Chipp-A-Waters Park on M-20 in Mt. Pleasant. There’s a dark brown cabin on the west side of the park right at the intersection of M-20 and […]

By |November 21st, 2013|Random|0 Comments


This game has been called different names, but the name I was introduced to was Grog (you’ll understand later). Before the youth arrived the night we played this, I had a large camping flashlight that I took apart into 6 pieces (3 pieces of flashlight and 3 D batteries) and then hid them all […]

What’s Next?

So in less than 3 weeks we’re kicking off the year with the Bonfires and Basketball event in Mt. Pleasant! There’s a nice little buzz going on around the event and we hope that great things and fun connections are made from it, but WHAT’S NEXT? What do we hope to accomplish from this?

Well […]

Human Roomba

All you need to play this game is a roll of duct tape for each group of 2-4 and small (1″x 1″) pieces of paper in a different colors (one color per team). You’ll put all of the paper in your playing area (not too big) and then each team will pick one person […]