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Friday, December 7, 2012
Around the Church and Community Scavenger Hunt
This is a scavenger hunt with a purpose - to invite people to a church that likes to have fun. At the end of each encounter with someone in the community, one member of the group will leave a gift with a person and an invitation to join the church in worship. The gift is a bag of microwavable popcorn with the label, "Pop in and see us sometime. Community Church - where we believe in glorifying AND enjoying God!" Include web address, times of worship, address, and the name and phone number of the pastor.
out the Team Card in your bag and turn in before leaving. Include:
oName of each member of the team
oThe cell phone number you will be using when you call in
team member contributes $5.00 to the common $$$$ bag. This money will be used
for all purchases. Put one team member in charge of the cash. Bring back the
best to start your explanation with: “Hi, we’re on a Scavenger Hunt with our Church Group, could
you/would you….”Including non-members
in your search is a great outreach! Give each person you encounter a Thank you
card (provided.) Put one team member in charge of this task.
team must stay together at all times. No
travel within a 5-mile radius of the church.
member's homes are OFF LIMITS.
“stranger” is defined as a person no one on your team knows.
task must be done with a different person/stranger--you can't do 2 things at
one person's house or with one person.
one-and-a-half hours to complete as many tasks as you can. Notice some have
higher point values than others.
when your team is “on the way back”. It must be within the hour-and-a-half time
limit. No more gathering of points after that phone call.
Then return to see the photos, tally the points, and eat!
This one is required:
all your team members stand by our church’s sign
Find a stranger who can recite John 3:16.
stranger who knows who built the Ark.
stranger who knows who parted the Red Sea.
stranger and ask them who was born first - Moses or Noah.
5 points if they get it right. )
minister (not one from our church)
him/her (in unison) for all his hard work.
(If not home, leave a message.)
the home of a church member.
on the door and sing a religious Christmas Carol!
them call the phone number on your card to verify.
can not do two tasks with one person, or at one house
Find a child
under the age of 12, that no one on your team knows, who can sing "Jesus
the child’s first name on the certificate provided
photo of the team awarding the certificate.