In many Young Life areas around the country it’s that exciting time of year when new leaders are being placed on teams. What are some creative ways to welcome, ‘initiate,’ and introduce them at club?
You could follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Fallon, Peyton Manning and Magic Johnson and have your new leaders play Egg Roulette in front of club. See video here.
Bad Lip Reading
Check out this ‘Bad Lip Reading’ video that Bull City YL made to introduce their new leaders at club. It’s quite hilarious!
Below are some more suggestions from leaders around the
“Order pizza during club the “pizza guy/girl”
shows up and decides to stay for club… and it’s really your new leader.”
Leader Choice Awards
We did “Leaders Choice Awards” (like an awards show) and it was great! Leader teams
announced the “winners” – it was a hit! -Elizabeth
“When we got new leaders my first year we forgot to get them a gift, so we
went to Walmart and got them 99 cent fish. On the way to the high school, we
stopped by a bridge and threw the fish into a lake. We did that throughout the
3 years I was a leader.” -Brett Eckler (@Breckler23)
“Walk through a wall of leadership (pictures of previous leaders), pray
over them, then surprise with a fun celebration.” -Chris
kids roll their car during club.
or Ketchup chugging contest. (via Danny Oulette)
baby pictures of them to show at club.
their Facebook profile and show any embarrassing pics of them.
with the classic pie to the face.” (Brad Schmitt)
them up to be heroes. Find out if they can do any stupid human tricks or
cool skillz and set them up to show it off at club.
personal favorite idea is The
Random Bus Passenger. If you get a new leader at the right time to
pull this off, ideally before weekend or summer camp. You could also tweak
the idea and do it in town, taking kids to Mickey D’s after club one
How do you ‘welcome’ new leaders in your area? Email us here and we’ll add the
ideas to the post.