6.24.2006

And They're Off! Here They Come!

Just returned from sending a ton of our 8th graders off to 'Freshman Frenzy', a 12 hour event that marks their official entry into the High School ministry. This group of kids was one of our best classes in a long time and as I mingled around the check-in area I realized how sad I was to see them all go (with a few exceptions...if you work with students you know how that goes). Tonight we get a new crop of 7th graders and the cycle starts all over again. It will be my daughter's first night in our ministry. Believe it or not, we've never allowed her to 'sneak' into one of our programs early so she really is getting a fresh junior high experience beginning tonight.

4 comments:

Deena said...

"Believe it or not, we've never allowed her to 'sneak' into one of our programs early so she really is getting a fresh junior high experience beginning tonight."

Good for you! It may not have been easy, but I admire you for it and I am sure she will have a much better experience : )

David Gibson said...

What all do you guys do at your 'Freshman Frenzy'? It sounds like a cool thing to do to filter your students into the high school ministry.

kurtjohnston said...

David...Freshman frenzy is a 14 hour blitz that consisted of paintball, dodgeball, family fun center, meals, and a campfire time. The high school ministry does an excellent job of transitioning the new freshmen!

JM said...

freshman frenzy is a way for new freshman to meet adult leaders and student leaders from HSM (High School Ministry) It was really fun this year. I'll miss u too kurt;)