To say that I absolutely adored this event would be an understatement. This combined every Christian girls favorite things: fellowship, worship, and the beach! BEFORE: We promoted through social media & also had a RSVP list so we could have a good idea how many girls were going to show up. We told our girls the game plan (pick up & drop off times and locations), & asked that they choose modest bathing suits. Also, we hand-picked two girls who love worship, sing, and play guitar in our ministry to prepare a good amount of songs for this night; and we also asked another student to prepare a quick devotional.
DAY OF: We asked our students to meet at a specific location & we headed to the beach in our massive church vans. Once we got to the beach, we gave the girls free reign on the beach for 30-45 minutes & told them to meet back up at a specific location at a specific time. We then had a devotion, and worshipped for the remainder of the night. It was a great testament to those around us & to the girls to be bold in their faith (singing about the Lord)!
One new trend that I adore is "Soul Scripting"! "Soul Scripting" is simply a scripture memory method that uses pretty letters to write out a bible verse. Spending time writing out the bible verse helps you focus on every word & is a great method to help memorization. There are SO many benefits to Soul Scripting. So, whether you bring in someone to teach your girls calligraphy, or you just print out a couple different pages of bible verses to color on, this is an element I would add to any event, small group, or bible study!
The more time I spent scripting words to learn the word, the less I felt discouraged & distracted by the world. - Jordan Lee