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Age of Players: 8 and up

Number of Players: 2 – 4

Prep: Decide on an actual game to play against your leaders. You will also need ‘Beat the Leader’ badges and certificates as well as a crown and robe.

How to Play:

Contestants are chosen to play any game against the leaders and win. If they win they are allowed to ‘pie the leaders’ and are given crown and robe and a badge and certificate that says ‘I beat the Leader.’ The leader/s must wear an ‘I lost to a kid’ badge for the rest of your session. If the player/s lose then they receive a badge that says ‘I lost to the leader’ that they must wear for the rest of the session. The leader/s are given a crown and gown.

'BEAT THE LEADERS' game

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Applications:

AUTHORITY: It’s so much fun playing the ‘Beat the Leaders’ game and seeing who will win! At this group [insert your church/ministry name], it’s important to listen to our leaders and do what they ask. That’s because they have been given authority over the group – to make sure the group is well looked after and protected. The bible says that all authority comes from God, and He gives it to those He entrusts with it. (Hebrews 13:17, Romans 13:1-7)

FAILURE: The ‘Beat the Leaders’ game sure does make it tough when failing. We REALLY want to beat the leaders- especially when we can celebrate and tell all our mates about it! Failure is a fact of life. We are all going to fail at something, even those in the bible failed from time to time – all except Jesus that is! (Proverbs 24:16, Isaiah 40:30-31)

LEADERSHIP: Aren’t our leaders great for taking in part in the ‘Beat the Leaders’ game! We have a fantastic leadership in our group! In the bible there were some great leaders too. (Exodus 18:21Psalm 78:72, Proverbs 29:2, 1 Timothy 3:5)

SUCCESS: Woop! Woop! Look at how well our leaders did! They totally succeeded in what they set out to do. The bible talks a lot about success, and the importance in following God’s words in order to attain it. (Philippians 4:13, Psalm 37:4)

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