On January 29, 2017, I was privileged to lead a game and serve on a panel discussion with/before the confirmation class at BSUMC. Thirty young and engaging men and women were knowledgeable of the agencies supported through BSUMC’s Missions and Outreach Committee (MOC). Ryan Burnett began our time together discussing each of the agencies that are supported through the MOC budget and what sub category they belonged within the MOC organizational structure (Homeless/Poverty, Foreign Efforts, Hunger/Justice, or Children’s Ministry).
Next, a game was held that addressed various levels of annual household income that are represented across our nation and the opportunity gaps between each of the levels: poverty (below $25,000), middle class ($25,000.00 – $149,999.99), and wealth ($150,000.00 and above). Following this we played a life-sized board game asking questions associated with Ryan’s earlier presentation where group members decorated their team “pawns” during the live board game.
In the last activity, students asked questions from the floor of a panel comprised of MOC members. The panel shared their testimonies from their experiences having served on the MOC. This provided for a great time of open discussion and engagement with some bright-eyed, beautiful young souls. High energy with high intellect and a high spirit for compassion appeared to be the order of the night.
Thank you confirmation students for being who you are and for loving others with intent. You are certainly young disciples for Christ.